Columbus; Statue of Liberty; Southern Italy and American assimilation from 1900–27 and Afghans in 2021.

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Afghanistan, Yeats, Maureen Dowd and us in 2021 Your comment has been approved!
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In general we think we know “everything” but actually we know very little. Yeats was a sage and his heart rending play PURGATORY is not really known here either. If we read the Greeks: Sophocles, Euripides and Aeschylus as well.
We don’t believe in “Covid-19” because people can’t see it. Our culture is submerged in making use of our war machine as we spend trillions on defense. I did not know that there were 14 ethnic groups in Afghanistan. Sometimes we understand life and death to meet the casket of the fallen but think we are invincible.
The Father kills his son in Yeats’ PURGATORY to stop the deadly cycle of “drink” in Ireland. That besieged Afghan infant in swadling clothes brought to mind Jesus. God help us in this bloodbath of ignorance, defeat and death.View your commenthttps://www.nytimes.com/2021/08/21/opinion/afghanistan-kabul-biden-blinken.html#commentsContainer&permid=114182787:114182787
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Immigrants saluted Columbus based in part on the popular Columbus World’s Fair exhibitions; American Cities named COLUMBUS which marked their identity as Americans in a foreign land. The Statue of Liberty greeted these refugees in New York Harbor and at Ellis Island from their impoverished life in Southern Italy. Caruso and Verdi’s music still shine as legends in Italian culture and every opera house in the world.
The Newark Sunday Call published a striking photo of my Caruso Family in 1925. The Irish journalist referred to them as a “clan” which is an endearing Irish expression foreign to “gli Italiani” (the Italians).

As an American-Italian with a Grandfather from Italy, and now a bridge between Iatly and Irish cultures. When asked if I was“Irish” at LaScala, and later when directing Tom Murphy’s Irish play The Gigli Concert in Italian in Rome.
As an Irish-Italian I am a bridge between both cultures especially when asked if I was “Irish” at LaScala. Later in my European debut when I directed Tom Murphy’s Irish play The Gigli Concert in Italian in Rome.

As a child I remembered a few Italian expressions but nothing else.
Frustrated, after my Master’s Degree at The American University in Washington, DC, I started taking Italian language classes in Bloomfield and Belleville Adult Schools before my season at LaScala and began the rediscovery of my complicated Irish-Italian roots here and in Italy ever since.daniel p quinn

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1 thought on “Columbus; Statue of Liberty; Southern Italy and American assimilation from 1900–27 and Afghans in 2021.

  1. I am so glad that I found this blog!

    Since I’m an Italian-American from upstate New York, this particular post was most revealing. My father’s family started arriving in America around 1920, while my mother’s relatives came a little earlier.

    Your Italian-Irish heritage is intriguing. After all, although often cited as rivals, both cultures had somewhat similar experiences in America upon arriving here.

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