This volume is required reading for anyone involved in teaching or researching Italian diaspora culture today. From the very first page of the Introduction, we are reminded of Martino Marazzi's unique ability to read the diaspora from transnational, transhistorical, and transtemporal vantage points that in each chapter open the field to areas of inquiry and comparison that are rarely spoken and, indeed, not widely known. Rich with examples that make the global local and back again, we see diaspora for what it is—an ongoing, relentless movement of people that tells us far more about human history and suffering than pat, nationalistic narratives that grind the energy of literary expression to a tentative halt. Marazzi's mastery not only of world literature but also of the sociopolitical underpinnings of diaspora delivers a series of eight chapters divided in two parts. Though each one was conceived for conference presentations, articles, or book chapters,...

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