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The Resource A circular journey, Helen Barolini

A circular journey, Helen Barolini

Label
A circular journey
Title
A circular journey
Statement of responsibility
Helen Barolini
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"A Circular Journey collects for the first time in one book the essays that most powerfully define the unique gifts of one of America's most distinctive voices. These fifteen pieces, tracking some thirty years of a writer's life, come together to illuminate the stages and themes and places that mark Helen Barolini's art. Divided into three closely linked sections--"Home," "Abroad," "Return,"--the essays move through Barolini's worlds. Her love of literature began when, as a child growing up as an avid reader in Syracuse, New York, she was presented with a diary and told to write in it. Returning to the heritage of her Italian immigrant grandparents, she moved to Italy as a young writer. There she lived for many years, becoming acquainted with the brightest of Italy's literary lights. The accomplished poet, novelist, and critic she became now lives at home in two nurturing cultures, America and Italy both. The essays are memoirs of her house on a street named for Henry James's grandfather, tales of literary journeys from Taos to Taormina, and Paris to Rome, as the young bride of a poet from the Veneto and, later on, as a distinguished writer whose explorations of identity and dislocation took her back to Italian inspirations. From a delightful account of a writing fellowship in an exquisite villa overlooking the Italian lakes to her first trip back to discover distant family roots in the hills of Calabria, Barolini moves lyrically through the generations of her life, giving form to the influences that shaped her art and her sense of self--as an American, a woman, and a gifted daughter of the two cultures she has so powerfully imagined."--Publisher's website
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1925-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Barolini, Helen
Dewey number
  • 818/.5409
  • B
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3552.A725
LC item number
Z46 2006
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Italian American women
  • American literature
  • Italian Americans in literature
  • Authors, American
  • Barolini, Helen
Label
A circular journey, Helen Barolini
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
I. Home -- 2004 James Street -- My mother's wedding day -- Zio Filippo at summer camp -- The spinsters of Taos -- II. Abroad -- A fish tale -- Montale and Mosca in a train -- Sicily, light and dark -- A classical excursion -- Neruda vs. Sartre by the sea -- Souvenirs of Venice -- Being at Bellagio -- III. Return -- Shutting the door on someone -- Paris in the boondocks -- A story of rings -- A circular journey
Control code
64624902
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
ix, 210 pages
Isbn
9780823226153
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alk. paper)
Lccn
2006007964
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
9780823226153
Label
A circular journey, Helen Barolini
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
I. Home -- 2004 James Street -- My mother's wedding day -- Zio Filippo at summer camp -- The spinsters of Taos -- II. Abroad -- A fish tale -- Montale and Mosca in a train -- Sicily, light and dark -- A classical excursion -- Neruda vs. Sartre by the sea -- Souvenirs of Venice -- Being at Bellagio -- III. Return -- Shutting the door on someone -- Paris in the boondocks -- A story of rings -- A circular journey
Control code
64624902
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
ix, 210 pages
Isbn
9780823226153
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alk. paper)
Lccn
2006007964
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
9780823226153

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