Fiction. A collection of newspaper columns written over a four-year span, MOUSTACHE PETE IS DEAD is an insightfully keen look into the world of the Italian immigrant. Through Pete's words, we come to understand the difficulties many immigrants and their progeny have often had in order to negotiate the dominant culture's misunderstanding of the immigrant's culture of origin. MOUSTACHE PETE IS DEAD calls for the birth of a smooth partnership between these two different cultures.
Fred Gardaphé is Distinguished Professor of English and Italian American Studies at Queens College/CUNY and the John D. Calandra Italian American Institute. He is Associate Editor of Fra Noi, editor of the Series in Italian American Culture at State University of New York, and co-founding-co-editor of Voices in Italian Americana. His books include: Italian Signs, American Streets: The Evolution of Italian American Narrative, Dagoes Read: Tradition and the Italian/American Writer, MOUSTACHE PETE IS DEAD: EVVIVA BAFFO PIETRO! THE FRAI NOI COLUMNS 1985-1988 (Bordighera Press, 2010), Leaving Little Italy: Essaying Italian American Studies, From Wiseguys to Wise Men: Masculinities and the Italian American Gangster, THE ART OF READING ITALIAN AMERICANA (Bordighera Press, 2011), and READ 'EM AND REAP: GAMBLING ON ITALIAN AMERICAN WRITING (Bordighera Press, 2017).Author City: BELLPORT, NY USA