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A gathering of ghetto writers: Irish, Italian, Jewish, Black, and Puerto Rican. Edited, with an introduction, by Wayne Charles Miller.


New York, New York University Press, 1972.
ISBN 0814753582

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Subjects American literature -- 20th century.
American literature.
Minorities -- Literary collections.
Minorities.
Description xiii, 442 pages 24 cm
Copyright Date 1972.
Notes Includes bibliographical references.
Summary Includews writings by Carl Wittke, Stephen Crane, Brander Matthews, James T. Farrell, Constantine M. Panunzio, Edward Corsi, Pietro di Donato, John Fante, Michael De Capite, Vincent Ferrini, Thomas Del Vecchio, Michael Gold, Anzia Yezierska, Henry Roth, Yuri Suhl, Gerald Green, Karl Shapiro, Hyam Plutzik, John Malvin, Curtis Lucas, Lloyd Brown, Frank London Brown, Ben Caldwell, Charles Cooper, Lance Jeffers, Jimmie Sherman, Dan Wakefield, Soledad, and Piri Thomas.
Contents The blacks. from North into freedom : the autobiography of John Malvin, Free Negro, 1795-1880. Chapter two / John Malvin -- from Third Ward Newark. The sense of the ghetto / Curtis Lucas -- from Iron City. Eviction / Lloyd Brown -- from Trumbull Park. From the horror of the slum to the hatred of Trumbull Park / Frank London Brown -- The job / Ben Caldwell -- This damn Earth ; Honky / Charles Cooper -- A Negro girl : echo of that olden mother's moan / Lance Jeffers -- This is the home of my fathers / Jimmie Sherman.
The Irish. No Irish need apply / Anonymous -- from We who built America : the saga of the immigrant. Conditions in the immigrant slum / Carl Wittke -- from Maggie : a girl of the streets. Chapters one to six / Stephen Crane -- from Tenement tales of New York. Minnie Kelsey's wedding / J.W. Sullivan -- from Vignettes of Manhattan. Before the break of day / Brander Matthews -- from The short stories of James T. Farrell. Jim O'Neil ; All things are nothing to me ; For white men only / James T. Farrell.
The Italians. from The soul of an immigrant. One immigrant against another / Constantine M. Panunzio -- from In the shadow of liberty. Arriving in America / Edward Corsi -- from Christ in concrete. Geremio / Pietro Di Donato -- from Dago red. The odyssey of a wop / John Fante -- from Maria. Jobless at Christmas / Michael De Capite -- from No smoke. Marya Lubovsky ; Sarah Katsenclimer ; Giovanni Polito / Vincent Ferrini -- from Singing flesh. Roof-top dialogue ; Indictment / Thomas Del Vecchio.
The Jews. from Jews without money. A gang of little yids ; Did God make bedbugs? ; The soul of a landlord / Michael Gold -- from Children of loneliness. Mostly about myself ; Children of loneliness / Anzia Yezierska -- from Call it sleep. David's introduction to sex ; David's view of the slum / Henry Roth -- from One foot in America. Battling the Gentiles / Yuri Suhl -- from The last angry man. Abelman versus Paddy / Gerald Green -- from Poems of a Jew. The first time / Karl Shapiro -- from Apples from Shinar. Portrait / Hyam Plutzik.
The Puerto Ricans. from Island in the City : the world of Spanish Harlem Trip to the Moon / Dan Wakefield -- from Oscar Lewis' La vida : a Puerto Rican family in the culture of poverty ; Life with Benedicto : / Soledad -- from Down these mean streets. Alien turf ; Home relief ; Little red schoolhouse / Piri Thomas.
Genre Literary collections.
Network Numbers (OCoLC)389797
(OCoLC)ocm00389797
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WorldCat Identities Miller, Wayne Charles,
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