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Italy: Sicily

(see also Italy & Italy: Fascist Regime)

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On the Web: Articles

On the Web: Specialized Sites

Centro Siciliano di Documentazione "Giuseppe Impastato". Anti-Mafia clearinghouse established in memory of Sicilian youth who died in struggle against Mafia in 1978.

In the Library: Articles

Hughes, Steven C. "Brigands, mafiosi & others: Italy," in Emsley & Knafla (eds.) Crime History & Histories of Crime (Westport CT, 1996), pp. 139-62.

Petrusewicz, Marta. "Society against the State: peasant brigandage in southern Italy," Criminal Justice History 8 (1987):1-20.

In the Library: Non-Fiction Books

Blok, Anton. The Mafia of a Sicilian Village, 1860-1960: A Study of Violent Peasant Entrepreneurs (Oxford, 1974).

Bonanno, Alfredo Maria. Anarchism & the National Liberation Struggle (London: Elephant, 1990).

Chandler, B.J. King of the Mountain: The Life & Death of Giuliano the Bandit (DeKalb: Northern Illinois U, 1988).

Chapman, Charlotte Gower. Milocca: A Sicilian Village [1935] (London, 1971).

Cornelisen, Ann. Women of the Shadows: A Study of the Wives & Mothers of Southern Italy (NY, 1976).

Dolci, Danilo. The Man Who Plays Alone (trans. Antonia Cowan; London: MacGibbon & Kee, 1968).

Duggan, Christopher. The Sicilian Origins of the Mafia (London: Center for Security & Conflict Studies, 1987).

Falcone, Giovanni with Marcelle Padovani. Men of Honour: The Truth about the Mafia (trans. Edward Farrelly; London: Fourth Esstate, 1992).

Finkelstein, Monte S. Separatism, the Allies & the Mafia: The Struggle for Sicilian Independence, 1943-1948 (Bethlehem PA: Lehigh U, 1998).

Jamieson, Alison. The Antimafia: Italy's Fight Against Organized Crime (NY: St. Martin's, 2000).

Mangione, Jerre. Reunion in Sicily [1950] (NY: Columbia, 1984).

Pantaleone, Michele. The Mafia & Politics (London: Chatto & Windus, 1966).

Robb, Peter. Midnight in Sicily: On Art, Food, History, Travel, & La Cosa Nostra (Boston: Faber & Faber, 1998).

Schneider, Jane (ed.) Italy's "Southern Question": Orientalism in One Country (NY: Berg, 1998).

Siebert, Renate. Secrets of Life & Death: Women & the Mafia (NY: Verso, 1996).

In the Library: Fiction

Alexander, Alfred (ed. & trans.) Stories of Sicily (NY: Schocken, 1975).

Armanno, Venero. Gabriella's Book of Fire (NY: Hyperion, 2000).

Camilleri, Andrea. The Shape of Water (trans. Stephen Sartarelli; NY: Viking, 2002).

__________. The Terra-Cotta Dog (trans. Stephen Sartarelli; NY: Viking, 2002).

__________. The Snack Thief (trans. Stephen Sartarelli; NY: Viking, 2003).

__________. Voice of the Violin (trans. Stephen Sartarelli; NY: Viking, 2003).

__________. Excursion to Tindari (trans. Stephen Sartarelli; NY: Penguin, 2005).

Cardella, Lara. Good Girls Don't Wear Trousers (trans. Diana di Caracci; NY: Arcade, 1994).

di Lampedusa, Giuseppe Tomasi (1896-1957). The Leopard (Il gattopardo) [1959] (NY: Knopf, 1991).

Harrison, Lieta. The Wantons (trans. Diana Fussell; London: Ortolan, 1966).

Pasqualino, Fortunato. The Little Jesus of Sicily (trans. Louise Rozier; Fayetteville: U. Arkansas, 1999).

Puzo, Mario. The Sicilian: A Novel (NY: Simon & Schuster, 1984).

Riotta, Gianni. Prince of the Clouds (trans. Stephen Sartarelli; NY: Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 2000).

Rizzo, Ilde & Ruth Towse (eds.) The Economics of Heritage: A Study in the Political Economy of Culture in Sicily (Northampton MA: Edward Elgar, 2002).

Sciascia, Leonardo. Equal Danger (Il contesto) [19??] (trans. Adrienne Foulke; NY: Harper & Row, 1973).

__________. The Day of the Owl (Il giorno della civetta) [1976] (trans. Archibald Colquhoun & Arthur Oliver; NY: NY Review, 2003).

Sheean, Vincent. Sanfelice: A Novel (NY: Doubleday, Doran, 1936).

Timpanelli, Gioia. Sometimes the Soul: Two Novellas of Sicily (NY: Norton, 1998).

Verga, Giovanni. Little Novels of Sicily [1925] (trans. D.H. Lawrence; S. Royalton VT: Steerforth Italia, 2000).

In the Library: For Young Readers

Buzzati, Dino. The Bears' Famous Invasion of Sicily (NY: NY Review, 2004).

In the Library: Poetry

In the Library: Drama

In the Library: Photography

CD & Audio

Film & Video

"One Hundred Steps (I cento passi)" [2000], dir. Marco Tullio Giordana, 114m. Story of heroic youth Giuseppe Impastato, killed for opposing Mafia control of his community in 1978.

"The Leopard (Il gattopardo)" [1963], dir. Luchino Visconti, 183m. In video stores. From classic Lampedusa novel about decline of Sicily's landholding elite following mid-19th c. Risorgimento.

"Malena" [2001], dir. Giuseppe Tornatore, 92m. In video stores.

"Respiro" [2003], dir. Emanuele Crialese, ?m.

"Sicilia![Sicily!] " [1999], dir. Danièle Huillet & Jean-Marie Straub, 76m.

"Sicily" [?], dir. Pietro Benedetti, ?m.

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