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Chiara Mazzucchelli, The Heart and the Island: A Critical Study of Sicilian American Literature. Albany, NY: SUNY Press, 2015
Sicily's island status and centuries of conquests and foreign rule have molded the identity of Sicilian people and culture in unique ways. Reflecting this diversity, Sicilian literature has long occupied a distinct place within Italian literature. Likewise, in The Heart and the Island, scholar Chiara Mazzucchelli argues that Sicilian American writers have produced a substantial body of literature that, although traditionally subsumed under the broader domain of Italian American literature,doi:10.33137/ic.v31i.39186 fatcat:a3ewoloilbe4ljkmb5qslv4wle