Amazon cover image
Image from Amazon.com

Crossing Ocean Parkway / Marianna De Marco Torgovnick, with a new afterword.

By: Torgovnick, Marianna, 1949-Material type: TextTextPublisher: Chicago, Ill. : University of Chicago Press, [1996]Copyright date: ©1996Description: 1 online resource (187 pages)Content type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 9780226148366; 022614836XSubject(s): Torgovnick, Marianna, 1949- | Torgovnick, Marianna, 1949- | American literature -- Italian American authors -- History and criticism | Italian Americans -- New York (State) -- New York -- Social life and customs | Bensonhurst (New York, N.Y.) -- Social life and customs | American literature -- Italian influences | Italian Americans -- Intellectual life | Italian American women -- Biography | Italian Americans in literature | LITERARY CRITICISM -- American -- General | American literature -- Italian American authors | American literature -- Italian influences | Italian American women | Italian Americans in literature | Italian Americans -- Intellectual life | Italian Americans -- Social life and customs | Manners and customs | New York (State) -- New York | New York (State) -- New York -- BensonhurstGenre/Form: Electronic books. | Biographies. | Criticism, interpretation, etc. | Electronic books. Additional physical formats: Print version:: Crossing Ocean ParkwayDDC classification: 810.9/851 LOC classification: PS153.I8 | T67 1996ebOnline resources: Click here to access online
Contents:
Part one. Crossing ocean parkway -- part two. Readings by an Italian American daughter.
Summary: Growing up an Italian-American in the Bensonhurst neighborhood of New York city, Marianna De Marco longed for college, culture, and upward mobility. Her daydreams circled around WASP (White Anglo Saxon Protestant) heroes on television-like Robin Hood and the Cartwright family-but in Brooklyn she never encountered any. So she associated moving up with Ocean Parkway, a street that divides the working-class Italian neighborhood where she was born from the middle-class Jewish neighborhood into which she married. This book is Torgovnick's unflinching account of crossing cultural boundaries in Ameri.
Tags from this library: No tags from this library for this title. Log in to add tags.
Star ratings
    Average rating: 0.0 (0 votes)
Holdings
Item type Current library Collection Call number Status Date due Barcode Item holds
eBook eBook e-Library

Electronic Book@IST

EBook Available
Total holds: 0

Includes bibliographical references.

Print version record.

Part one. Crossing ocean parkway -- part two. Readings by an Italian American daughter.

Growing up an Italian-American in the Bensonhurst neighborhood of New York city, Marianna De Marco longed for college, culture, and upward mobility. Her daydreams circled around WASP (White Anglo Saxon Protestant) heroes on television-like Robin Hood and the Cartwright family-but in Brooklyn she never encountered any. So she associated moving up with Ocean Parkway, a street that divides the working-class Italian neighborhood where she was born from the middle-class Jewish neighborhood into which she married. This book is Torgovnick's unflinching account of crossing cultural boundaries in Ameri.

English.

Powered by Koha