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Contents Acknowledgements Introduction Part One Romancing the Gangster Chapter One: Origins of an Archetype Chapter Two: The Gangster as Culture Hero: Mario Puzo and Francis Coppola Part Two Realizing the Gangster Chapter Three: The Truth about Gangsters: Gay Talese and Ben Morreale Chapter Four: Rough Boys: The Gangsters of Martin Scorsese and Michael Cimino Part Three Reinventing the Gangster Chapter Five: Queering the Gangster: Giose Rimanelli and Frank Lentricchia Chapter Six: Female Masculinity and the Gangster: Louisa Ermelino Chapter Seven: The Gangster as Public Intellectual: Anthony Valerio and Don DeLillo Chapter Eight: Fresh Garbage: The Gangster as Today¿s Trickster¿David Chase and Tony Ardizzone Part Four Looking for a Few New Men Chapter Nine: New Directions in Italian American Manhood Chapter Ten: From Macho to Zero: Redesigning Italian American Masculinities Notes Index
Library of Congress Subject Headings for this publication:
Gangsters in literature.
American fiction -- 20th century -- History and criticism.
Gangster films -- United States -- History and criticism.
Italian Americans in literature.
Masculinity in literature.