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A River of Oranges
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A River of Oranges

Fiume has a unique place in the history of Europe, and Italy in particular. The official language of Fiume was Italian until it was ceded to Yugoslavia in 1947; but the majority of the population has Slavic roots, predominantly Croatian and Slovenian. Before I began this book, I thought of myself as Italian but through my research I discovered that my background is Slavic. I am Italian only by the fact that I was born in Fiume while it was under Italian rule. Similarly, my father was born in Poland…

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Blurred Nationalities across the North Atlantic

Blurred Nationalities across the North Atlantic

Long before the mid-nineteenth century, thousands of people were constantly moving between the United States and British North America, and Leghorn,…

Mio Men

Mio Men

In kinder, gentler times, there was a man who came around on his truck to deliver what I liked to…

The Beauty of the Unknown: The Work of Giuseppe Di Leo

The Beauty of the Unknown: The Work of Giuseppe Di Leo

The Artist There is a mystery inside of every one of us. A place that we can’t begin to understand…

Walking Code – The Passeggiata and Popular Culture in an Italian Town

Walking Code – The Passeggiata and Popular Culture in an Italian Town

In The Passeggiata and Popular Culture in an Italian Town: Folklore and the Performance of Modernity (Montreal: McGill-Queen's University Press, 2004. 183…

Want to Speak a Second Language Without an Accent? Learn It Before You Turn Seven

Want to Speak a Second Language Without an Accent? Learn It Before You Turn Seven

Early childhood is the best time to learn a second language, according to Dr. Laura Ann Petitto, a neuropsychologist and…

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