Journals Higher Education



30 April 2007

240 Pages

6 x 9 inches

ISBN: 9780823226788

Bookseller Code (06)

The Value of Worthless Lives

Writing Italian American Immigrant Autobiographies

Ilaria Serra

A Fordham University Press Publication

In this innovative portrait of the Italian-American experience, Serra offers the first comprehensive study of a largely ignored legacy-the autobiographies written by immigrants. Moving between history and literature, Serra presents each as the imaginative record of a self in the making and the collective story of the journey to selfhood that is the heart of the immigrant experience.