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John Fante's Ask the Dust: A Joining of Voices and Views

Stephen Cooper and Clorinda Donato

Abstract

Eight decades after Ask the Dust first appeared, John Fante’s Ask the Dust: A Joining of Voices and Views shows how and why the once-forgotten novel continues to earn its place among the signal works of twentieth-century world literature in our own moment of the twenty-first. Gathered here are twenty responses to the novel from a wide variety of contributors, both American and Italian, including scholars, journalists, filmmakers, creative writers, translators, archive workers, a musicologist, a choreographer, and an American Indian who discovered the book while incarcerated in a California max ... More

Keywords: archive, Ask the Dust, Catholic, ethnic, John Fante, immigrant, Italian American, Los Angeles

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2020 Print ISBN-13: 9780823287864
Published to Fordham Scholarship Online: January 2021 DOI:10.5422/fordham/9780823287864.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Stephen Cooper, editor
California State University, Long Beach

Clorinda Donato, editor
California State University, Long Beach

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Front Matter

1. New Approaches to John Fante’s Ask the Dust

2. Sibling Arts: Ask the Dust in Dance, Music, the Graphic Novel, and French

Don’t Ask the French

Philippe Garnier

3. Ask the Dust and Its Effects: Readers and Writers Respond

Amid the Dust

Miriam Amico

Writing in the Dust

Alan Rifkin

4. Ask the Dust and Its Due: Two Filmmakers and Bukowski Pay Tribute

5. The Attic, the Archive, and Beyond