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sons and brothers
Robert DeMaria

Now and then a book comes along that deserves special attention.
Sons And Brothers is an Italian-America saga that proves there is more to Italian culture than the Mafia.
It is the story of three generations of a family that emigrates to America at a time of great changes.
We meet some of these immigrants as early as the Great Blizzard of 1888 in New York. A little later we see some of the characters in the first Ethiopian War in 1896. We follow them through the turmoil of revolution and World War I, through labor union strikes, through anarchy and assassinations. The Sacco and Vanzettti case, the Red Scare and
the persecution of the IWW (International Workers of the World). By World War II, some of the family members are
in uniform and back in Italy where a black market flourished. The Italian-American story is full of passion,
love and war, and eventually assimilation.

ISBN:  1-930067-63-1  [700 pp] • $29.95

Robert DeMaria

Robert DeMaria was born in New York City and grew up during the Great Depression of the ‘thirties. His family came from Italy about 1880 and settled in Greenwich Village where there was a large Italian population. DeMaria is the fourth generation of his family to live in the Village. He took his BA degree  and PhD  at Columbia University. Many of his novels take place in the City. Others take place in Europe, where he has spent a lot of time. He has a second home in Mallorca, Spain, where he spends three or four months every year. He established The Mediterranean Review and later on The Vineyard Press. Among his authors there are such writers as Robert Graves, Anthony Burgess, Tennessee Williams, Pablo Neruda, Charles Bukowski, Eugenio Montale, and Paul Bowles. He was a Professor of English, an editor  in New York, a Dean at the New School and Director of an overseas program for American students. He has published eighteen novels and several textbooks. “What Hemingway did for the twenties in The Sun Also Rises, DeMaria does here for the ‘sixties,” wrote Anthony Burgess of Don Juan in Lourdes.