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Ask The Dust

Author : John Fante
ISBN : 9781847673657
Genre : Fiction
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Arturo Bandini is a twenty-year-old burgeoning writer, spending his days hungry for success, life and food in a dingy hotel in Los Angeles. Full of the enthusiasm of youth, and the thrill of having one short story published, the reality of poverty and prejudice has hit him hard. He meets a local waitress, Camilla Lopez, and embarks on a strange and strained love-hate relationship. Slowly, but inexorably, it descends into the realms of madness. Fante depicts the highs and lows of the emotional state of Bandini with conviction, but without easy sentiment. In Ask the Dust, Fante is truly 'telling it like it is' as a poverty-stricken son of an immigrant in 'perfect' California.

John Fante

Author : Long Beach) John Fante Conference (1995 California State University
ISBN : 0838637787
Genre : Literary Criticism
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This collection of critical essays on the fiction of John Fante is the first concerted effort to assess the work, and acknowledge the significance, of one of America's most engaging and original twentieth-century literary talents. Over the span of a half-century - from the early 1930s to the early 1980s - the Italian-American Fante (1909-1983) wrote short stories and novels that drew on his own life from his Catholic childhood in Colorado through his down-and-out days in Los Angeles, to his adventures as a screenwriter in Hollywood. He writes about all these things with gusto, humor, directness, and an honesty tinged with the irony of a true modernist.

Ask The Dust

Author : Piero Cavagna
ISBN : 8884461278
Genre : Photography
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Queen Calafia S Paradise

Author : Kenneth Scambray
ISBN : 9780838641170
Genre : Literary Criticism
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In Queen Calafia's Paradise, Ken Scambray explains that California offers Italian American protagonists a unique cultural landscape in which to define what it means to be an American and how Italian American protagonists embark on a voyage to reconcile their Old World heritage with modern American society. In Pasinetti's From the Academy Bridge (1970), Scambray analyzes the influence of Pasinetti's diverse California landscape upon his protagonist. Scambray argues that any reading of Madalena's Confetti for Gino (1959), set in San Diego's Little Italy, must take into account Madalena's homosexuality and his little known homosexual World War II novel, The Invisible Glass (1950). In his chapters covering John Fante's Los Angeles fiction, Scambray explores the Italian American's quest to locate a home in Southern California. Ken Scambray teaches courses in North American Italian literature and Los Angeles fiction at the University of La Verne.

Giganten

Author : George Cooper Stevens
ISBN : OCLC:890194363
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When The Saints Go Marching In

Author : Satsvarupa Dasa Gosvami
ISBN : 9781450531870
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Poems of Satsvarupa Dasa Gosvami 2005-2006 published by his GN Press. For more titles and daily updates please visit author's website: http://www.sdgonline.org

The Bandini Quartet

Author : John Fante
ISBN : 9781782116004
Genre : Fiction
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Possessing a style of deceptive simplicity, emotional immediacy and tremendous psychological point, among the novels, short stories and screenplays that complete his career, Fante's crowning accomplishment is the Arturo Bandini tetralogy. This quartet of novels tell of Fante's fictional alter-ego Bandini, an impoverished young Italian-American escaping his suffocating home in Colorado for Depression-era Los Angeles. In the beginning, it is the triple weights of poverty, father and Church that Bandini struggles under but though the physical escape is complete, the psychological imprint continues as he comes to terms with love, desire and the knowledge his talent may not be recognised.

John Fante

Author : Richard Collins
ISBN : 1550710710
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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John Fante, an important figure in the history of the Italian-American novel, is proving to be fascinating to contemporary readers. Richard Collins has caught Fante's spirit from several crucial angles: as an ethnic writer; as a comic novelist; as a serious writer struggling to remain so in Hollywood. Intelligent, balanced, informative, and empathetic, this book combines criticism with scholarship, and biography with history to make what Henry James would have called a perfect 'literary portrait, ' for it gives life to an interesting subject

Feng Shui For Success

Author : Kurt Teske
ISBN : 9781101144961
Genre : Body, Mind & Spirit
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A beginner?s guide to attaining wealth and prosperity through the practical uses of feng shui. Feng shui, the Chinese aesthetic practice of arranging your environment to maximize the flow of energy, has entered the mainstream of American culture, with more and more Americans realizing every day that feng shui is no New Age fad, but a proven and practical way to improve your life. This compact yet thorough guide to using feng shui to create prosperity and abundance helps you quickly gain a solid understanding of the basic principles of feng shui, as well as a fuller appreciation of the many varieties of success it can help you achieve. Unlike many Americanized feng shui books, Feng Shui for Success doesn?t just concentrate on superficial quick fixes that amount to little more than home-decorating advice?its explanations and exercises help anyone, even feng shui novices, understand not only how to best practice feng shui to achieve success, but why it works. Feng Shui for Success helps readers learn to: · evaluate new property, especially property used for business · deal with office politics · analyze the flow of energy in a home or business · find out what the critical spaces are to cultivate prosperity · discover the impact of a room?s layout on the vital energy we use to accomplish our goals · understand the feng shui properties and qualities of any environment you find yourself in

The Present Never Happens

Author : James Valentine
ISBN : 9781416939566
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
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Teenagers Genevieve Corrigan and Jules Santorini "TimeJump" to the year 15,000,000,072 to correct problems being caused by the not-so-trustworthy head of TimeMaster Corporation, Quincy Carter One.

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