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Author Gatt-Rutter, John, author

Title The bilingual cockatoo : writing Italian Australian lives / John Gatt-Rutter
Published Melbourne : Hybrid Publishers, 2014
Melbourne, Victoria : Hybrid Publishers, 2014
© 2014


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 MELB  827.503 G2637/B  AVAILABLE
Description viii, 237 pages ; 24 cm
regular print
Contents 1. Bello the bilingual cockatoo -- 2. "You're on the list!" writing the Italian Australian experience of wartime internment -- 3. Trauma and grievance -- 4. Celebrating Italian Australian lives -- 5. Autoethnography -- 6. Fosco Antonio's My Reality -- 7. Overview
Summary This book is a study of biographies and autobiographies of Italian Australians. It looks at full-length life-writing texts, including accounts of the Italian Australian experience of war-time internment, success stories, narratives of trauma and grievance and life narratives as a form of ethnography. There is a variable zoom focus, ranging from a whole chapter devoted to a single text, to surveys of a dozen or more texts in each of four chapters. A final overview maps out a chronology and typology of Italian Australian life writing relating it to immigrant life writing generally
Analysis Australian
Cultural identity
Italian Australians
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Audience Adult
Subject Biography as a literary form.
Immigrants -- Australia -- Biography -- History and criticism.
Italians -- Australia -- Biography -- History and criticism.
Australia -- Biography -- History and criticism.
Genre/Form Biographies.
ISBN 9781925000269