Miss Giardino

Miss Giardino

Maria looked steadily into Anna's eyes as she said , " Miss Giardino , I've never spoken to you without learning something . May I come again ? ... Anna had missed that sound , the smoothed off , mellow words of her Mexican students .

Author: Dorothy Bryant

Publisher: Feminist Press at CUNY

ISBN: 1558611746

Category: Fiction

Page: 196

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A unique psychological portrait of an urban working-class teacher, and the dynamics of teaching itself.
Categories: Fiction

Report

Report

the petition of said P. Edward Giardino and Orietta Panella and allowing and approving the proposed adoption ... Dr. Giardino owns and practices medicine at premises 419 Bay Ridge Parkway , Brooklyn , N. Y. Miss Giardino entered the ...

Author: United States. Congress Senate

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:35112102285691

Category: United States

Page: 2728

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Categories: United States

Report

Report

the petition of said P. Edward Giardino and Orietta Panella and allowing and approving the proposed adoption ... Dr. Giardino owns and practices medicine at premises 419 Bay Ridge Parkway , Brooklyn , N. Y. Miss Giardino entered the ...

Author: United States. Congress. House

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:35112102287259

Category: United States

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Categories: United States

Queen Calafia s Paradise

Queen Calafia s Paradise

Italian. American. Identity. in. Dorothy. Bryant's. Miss. Giardino. O that Iwere as great As is my grief, or lesser than my name! Or that I could forget what I have been! Or not remember what I must be now! —Richard II, act 3, scene 3 ...

Author: Kenneth Scambray

Publisher: Fairleigh Dickinson Univ Press

ISBN: 9780838641170

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 211

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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.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Claiming a Tradition

Claiming a Tradition

... 80 , 81-82 , 90-91 Giardino , Anna ( Miss Giardino ) , 95 , 99 , 117 , 140 , 190 , 219nn21-22 , 24 ; amnesia and dreams of , 98 , 112–13 , 114 , 118 , 119–21 , 123 ; epiphanic mo- ment for , 99 , 121 ; father and , 116 , 117-18 ...

Author: Mary Jo Bona

Publisher: SIU Press

ISBN: 0809322587

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 280

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Mary Jo Bona reconstructs the literary history and examines the narrative techniques of eight Italian American women's novels from 1940 to the present. Largely neglected until recently, these women's family narratives compel a reconsideration of what it means to be a woman and an ethnic in America. Bona discusses the novels in pairs according to their focus on Italian American life. She first examines the traditions of italianitá (a flavor of things Italian) that inform and enhance works of fiction. The novelists in that tradition were Mari Tomasi (Like Lesser Gods, 1949) and Marion Benasutti (No Steady Job for Papa, 1966). Bona then turns to later novels that highlight the Italian American belief in the family's honor and reputation. Conflicts between generations, specifically between autocratic fathers and their children, are central to Octavia Waldo's 1961 A Cup of the Sun and Josephine Gattuso Hendin's 1988 The Right Thing to Do. Even when writers choose to steer away from the familial focus, Bona notes, their developmental narratives trace the reintegration of characters suffering from a crisis of cultural identity. Relating the characters' struggles to their relationship to the family, Bona examines Diana Cavallo's 1961 A Bridge of Leaves and Dorothy Bryant's 1978 Miss Giardino. Bona then discusses two innovative novels—Helen Barolini's 1979 Umbertina and Tina De Rosa's 1980 Paper Fish—both of which feature a granddaughter who invokes her grandmother, a godparent figure. Through Barolini's feminist and De Rosa's modernist perspectives, both novels present a young girl developing artistically. Closing with a discussion of the contemporary terrain Italian American women traverse, Bona examines such topics as sexual identity when it meets cultural identity and the inclusion of italianitá when Italian American identity is not central to the story. Italian American women writers, she concludes, continue in the 1980s and 1990s to focus on the interplay between cultural identity and women's development.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Those Good Gertrudes

Those Good Gertrudes

When she retires, Miss Giardino's replacement in the English Department is Maria Flores, a former student with whom she had clashed. Both from suspect groups, they share the experience of having been favored by their teachers as ...

Author: Geraldine J. Clifford

Publisher: JHU Press

ISBN: 9781421419794

Category: Education

Page: 493

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This book explores the professional, civic, and personal roles of women teachers throughout American history. Its themes and findings build from the mostly unpublished writings of many women. Clifford studied personal history manuscripts in archives and consulted printed autobiographies, diaries, correspondence, oral histories, interviews to probe the multifaceted imagery that has surrounded teaching. This work surveys a long past where schoolteaching was essentially men's work, with women relegated to restricted niches such as teaching rudiments of the vernacular language to young children and socializing girls for traditional gender roles.
Categories: Education

Updating the Literary West

Updating the Literary West

Bryant's next book was Miss Giardino , a deep look into the life of a spinster school teacher , a woman whose love of learning and language surmounted her years of work with poor and exhausted students in an uncaring school environment ...

Author: Western Literature Association (U.S.)

Publisher: TCU Press

ISBN: 0875651755

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 1072

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Given in honor of District Governor Hugh Summers and Mrs. Ahnise Summers by the Rotary Club of Aggieland with matching support from the Sara and John H. Lindsey '44 Fund, Texas A & M University Press, 2004.
Categories: Literary Criticism

The Dream Book

The Dream Book

Her novel Miss Giardino uses an episode from her immigrant mother's childhood . Bryant holds a B.A. in music and an M.A. in creative writing and for many years taught in Bay Area schools and colleges — devoted teachers like Miss ...

Author: Helen Barolini

Publisher: Syracuse University Press

ISBN: 0815606621

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 420

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Drawing on rare sources and archival material, Helen Barolini has here collected 56 works by Italian American women writers. The volume features: prose, poetry, one play and a large section of fiction.
Categories: Literary Collections

The Pastor Who Learned to Dance

The Pastor Who Learned to Dance

Steve described how he saw Miss Giardino in the morning, striding down the hall. I used to imagine running with you. Always in my fantasies we were in motion, in passionate purposeful motion. Passion surrounded you like an aura.

Author: Howard S. Fuller

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 9781467832328

Category: Religion

Page: 248

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Neither ascent nor decline. Except for the point, the still point, here would be no dance and there is only the dance. (T. S. Eliot. Four Quartets) The metaphor of the dance is one I have chosen to describe the movement of the Spirit in my life as pastor in a small Protestant congregation in northern California during 197888. I dance a light and joyful dance when I remember that God in Christ is the still point of the dance around which the various parts of myself arrange themselves. As the people of God and I dance together we become a healing energy field in which the Holy Spirit powerfully moves . I have written this book in gratitude for the gift of the presence of the Christ as the creator of our dance together with all creation. It is a book for pastors and for students in training for church ministry, but it is for lovers, parents, business executives, and teachers as well. I invite you, my brothers and sisters, to dance with me. From a colleague: Your book is very good; very readable, very insightful and sometimes profound. I appreciate your open (and courageous) description of your personal spiritual journey, also your description of Psychosynthesis and its possible manner of application to ones self and to the activity of the Church. . . . I think . . . that your work could be particularly helpful as a teaching tool for ministers and Seminarians. THE PASTOR WHO LEARNED TO DANCE: HOW I LEARNED TO BE MYSELF IN THE CHURCH by Howard S. Fuller
Categories: Religion

Chiaroscuro

Chiaroscuro

Here is what Dorothy Bryant , novelist and author of Miss Giardino , wrote me when I was compiling The Dream Book : “ Calvetti is my maiden name , and the childhood of Miss Giardino is my mother's childhood . I had another Italian name ...

Author: Helen Barolini

Publisher: Univ of Wisconsin Press

ISBN: 029916084X

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 244

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"A lively, lucid, and often extremely moving collection of essays."--Sandra Gilbert, author of Wrongful Death: A Memoir "Barolini's essays moved me. Their commitment, their passion, their intelligence struck me very powerfully and made them among the most incisive essays on Italian-Americana, ethnicity, and diversity in literature that I have ever read."--Fred Misurella, author of Understanding Milan Kundera: Public Events, Private Affairs and Short Time Part memoir, part social commentary, and part literary criticism, Chiaroscuro is not only profoundly original but also of crucial importance in establishing the contours of an Italian-American tradition. Spanning a quarter century of work, the essays in Helen Barolini's essays explore her personal search; literature as a formative influence; and the turning of the personal into the political. Included in Chiaroscuro is an updated re-introduction to Barolini's American Book Award-winning collection, The Dream Book: An Anthology of Writings by Italian-American Women.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography