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CollectionsYour library (267), Wishlist (1), All collections (268)

Reviews75 reviews

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About meI am a full time sculptor and painter who used to be a full-time writer. As a reaction to the lessening physicality of the novel and written word ( it all exists out there on the internet and on e-books) I began making sculptures that were the same size as computer screens and writing on the sculptures. It all evolved.

Please Take a look a images on my webpage. Web page:

I am author of novels THE VIRGIN KNOWS and THE FIDDLE CASE. Both are art thrillers

Editor of AMERICAN WOMAN, ITALIAN STYLE. It's an anthology of writing about immigration as experienced by Italian women, who now hold more professional jobs and advanced degrees than any other ethnic group in the USA.

I taught writing at Boston University for 13 years. My focus reading list and literature studies : immigrant literature and food in literature, especially as it relates to immigrant experience.

My memoir GRANDMOTHERS is engraved in granite on a monolith at the Jackson Square subway/bus station in Boston.

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I post commentary on art, books, celebrity, yoga and review Italian films at

About my libraryIn past few decades have been attracted to international books, particularly world fiction, rather than American titles. For a while I read Italian post-WW2 books as if they were potato chips. I particularly enjoy the Italian and the Indian ( Hindu and Muslim) novel. Reading outside the country is a way to understand the pulse of the planet. Like other LT members, I must have read two books a week for every week of my life. Titles listed in my library are the cream-of-the-cream.

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Real nameChristine Palamidessi Moore

LocationCambridge, Massachusetts

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Member sinceNov 16, 2007

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I must say that the french Izzo was new for me and I was not really enthusiastic ;-) My suggestions are now: Malvaldi; Santo Piazzese; Carofiglio, Murgia, cari saluti!
and you are a writer ! Hello from Switzerland. It is beautiful to know that you are interested in my library, i suppose because of the italian literature, isn't it? If you wish I have a lot of suggestion, but do you read also in italian? cari salut! stambecco68

authorknows--- Hello!

It's good to know you find my library to be an interesting one! I don't know what caught your eye, but I do have one particular suggestion for you, from my library: Richard Gambino's "Blood Of My Blood: The Dilemma Of The Italian-Americans", was recommended to me about forty years ago, by my best friend in the Navy, an Italian from the Bronx, who said, "Steve, if you want to understand my family, Read This Book!"

I read it, loved it, & have read it twice since then . . . perhaps you'll enjoy it, too!

Wishing you well in all you do (I found the talk about Amelia Earhart's sinus problem to be interesting, by the way!), until next time,

All The Best,

'j.a.lesen' (---Steve)

Having said that some of the blah is quite good, insightful perhaps and surprisingly new age! I was looking through it yesterday, as you put me on the spot, and came across a few pages on aphorisms which were good. However I stand by the thing not cross referencing, the Sitwell is a bit on the rare side and hasn't aged very well. His itinery in Japan in the late 50s now seems less exotic however his sensibilty is suited to the place, he picks up well on the subtleties in the art and order of the japanese. There are some good black and white photos of contemplating-gardens and temples, I don't think he predicts the rise in industry which came shortly after his visit.
I go to it when I hear an Indian word on the radio and want to read more only to find it isn't in the index. The other day a Indian woman was talking about a scene where she saw a "dull'itd" unblocking a sewer and she said this "dull'itd" was an untouchable. So I go to the book half hoping the word to be there. Its not, but there is something on the four main castes, blah, blah, blah. I guess its a bit academic and a bit dry and quite superficial as it covers everything, not unlike Henry Mayhew but without any testimony, as far as I can see.
The dark underbelly of the New Age movement, sounds like you had your work cut out for you there....fascinated with the library of which I share only the dark underbelly of Italia, which wasn't so much dark as disorganiized if I remember correctly. I haven't completed my upload on to this infernal machine so it doesn't appear on my list...which got me thinking of what book, on my list, which you too have but haven't put on yours...looking what you put up I thought it might be Sitwell's Observations in Japan, a long shot perhaps. The flaw in my thinking I guess comes from my scattergun approach to the upload where as you I imagine have been clearer.
I've just read The Fiddle Case and loved it. Thanks a lot for writing it, I admire you. How did you get the inspiration? It feels like non-fiction even though it's a novel.
Thank you - I will look for it!
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