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Jerre Mangione (Mar. 20, 1909 - Aug. 16, 1998) was an American writer and scholar of the Italian-American experience.

He was a graduate of Syracuse University and of the Federal Writers' Project.

He was a professor of literature at the University of Pennsylvania from 1961 until his retirement in 1978.

Mangione was “widely recognized by students of acculturation as a sensitive chronicler of the problems of negotiation the difficult passages between two cultures.”

He became famous upon the publication of his first book, Mt. Allegro, a “classic autobiographical novel” about growing up in the Sicilian-American community of Rochester, New York. Mangione wrote Mount Allegro as a nonfiction memoir; however, his publisher, Houghton Mifflin, "insisted on publishing it as fiction because their sales department decided it would sell better with that label." Mangione consented only to changing the names of the people in the memoir, and he inserted a memorable tongue-in-cheek disclaimer: "The characters in this book are fictitious and have fictitious names. Anyone who thinks he recognizes himself in it is kindly asked to bear that in mind."

Two decades after the book appeared, the city of Rochester officially renamed Mangione’s old neighborhood Mt. Allegro, in tribute to his book.

After publication of his final book, La Storia: Five Centuries of the Italian-American Experience, Mangione was honored by the Library of Congress with an exhibition of his works and papers.

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Total Books: 7
La Storia Five Centuries of the Italian American Experience
1993 - La Storia Five Centuries of the Italian American Experience (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780060924416
ISBN-10: 0060924411
Genres: History, Nonfiction
  • Currently 4.3/5 Stars.
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A Passion for Sicilians
1985 - A Passion for Sicilians (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780887386060
ISBN-10: 0887386067
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Nonfiction
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Reunion in Sicily
Reunion in Sicily [Morningside Book] (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780231058414
ISBN-10: 0231058411
Genre: History
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Dream and the Deal Federal Writers' Project 1935-1943
Dream and the Deal Federal Writers' Project 1935-1943 (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780812211412
ISBN-10: 0812211413
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The Dream and the Deal The Federal Writers' Project 1935-1943
The Dream and the Deal the Federal Writers' Project 1935-1943 (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780815604150
ISBN-10: 0815604157
Genres: History, Literature & Fiction, Reference
  • Currently 4.5/5 Stars.
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An Ethnic at Large A Memoir of America in the Thirties and Forties