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Without awkwardness we would not know grace, stability, or balance. Yet no one before Mary Cappello has turned such a penetrating gaze on this misunderstood condition. Fearlessly exploring the ambiguous borders of identity, she mines her own life journeys-from Russia, to Italy, to the far corners of her heart and the depths of a literary or cinematic text-to decipher the powerful messages that awkwardness can transmit.

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"Her writing shines." New York Times Book Review

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"A rare and insightful series of meditations that takes readers to Russia, Italy and Australia, through the literary and cultural landscape, and into the uncomfortable corners of the human condition." Library Journal

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Startlingly imaginative nonfiction about a very particular if common and much-maligned state of being.

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Mary Cappello is a poet, essayist, and critic, and the author of Night Bloom: An Italian-American Life. Professor of English at the University of Rhode Island, she lives in Providence, Rhode Island.

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ISBN:
9781934137017
Author:
Cappello, Mary
Publisher:
Bellevue Literary Press
Subject:
Essays
Subject:
Multicultural Education
Subject:
Italian americans
Subject:
Lesbians
Subject:
Anthologies-Essays
Subject:
Literary
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Publication Date:
20070631
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
240
Dimensions:
9 x 6 x 0.6 in 12 oz

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