Invisible Italians Between San Diego and Italy

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Friday, March 6, 2020. 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM PST. Italian Cultural Center of San Diego - 1629 Columbia Street, San Diego, CA 92101. A lecture about the work of San Diego Italian American writer Lawrence Madalena. Italian almond confetti and a taste of Prosecco will be shared. 

In this presentation Clarissa Clò will discuss the novel THE INVISIBLE GLASS set in Italy at the end of WWII and written by San Diego native Lawrence Madalena under the pseudonym of Loren Wahl. As in his better-known local novel, CONFETTI FOR GINO, Madalena addresses issues of race, gender, sexuality and nationality through pulp fiction, channeling taboos rarely associated with Italians and offering an alternative transnational archive to recover forgotten identities and histories.

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SOURCE: Italian Cultural Center of San Diego

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