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The Death of Luigi Trastulli and Other Stories: Form and Meaning in Oral History (Suny Series in Oral and Public History) Paperback – 22 Jan 1991

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  • Paperback: 360 pages
  • Publisher: State University of New York Press (22 Jan. 1991)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0791404307
  • ISBN-13: 978-0791404300
  • Product Dimensions: 15.2 x 2.1 x 22.9 cm
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  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 417,318 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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"The essays that Alessandro Portelli has produced on the meaning of oral history are incredibly insightful. The book is a real breakthrough in the analysis of oral history and will stimulate work in the field for years to come." -- John Bodnar, Oral History Research Center, and Department of History, Indiana University

"I can think of nothing which is so closely tied to actual fieldwork, and which brings such sophisticated theoretical understanding to that fieldwork." -- Ronald J. Grele, Director, Oral History Project, Columbia University

"This is a simply dazzling collection of essays, some dealing with the methodology of oral history, others giving its results. The insights of the author into the historian's craft and, more specifically, the dynamic between oral historians and their subjects are exceptional. Overall, the essays are beautifully crafted and very well written. The author's erudition is impressive but never overpowering." -- Donald Quataert, State University of New York, Binghamton

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Alessandro Portelli is Professor of American Literature at the University of Rome "La Sapienza."

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