The Dinner at Gonfarone s

Invited to the dinner at Gonfarone's. Guillén Zelaya, Alfonso (1887–1947) Born in Olancho, Honduras, he worked in the Honduran consulate in New York, ...

Author: Peter Hulme

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ISBN: 9781786942005

Category: Literary Collections

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The Dinner at Gonfarone's is organised as a partial biography, covering five years in the life of the young Nicaraguan poet, Salomón de la Selva, but it also offers a literary geography of Hispanic New York (Nueva York) in the turbulent years around the First World War. De la Selva is of interest because he stands as the largely unacknowledged precursor of Latino writers like Junot Díaz and Julia Álvarez, writing the first book of poetry in English by an Hispanic author. In addition, through what he called his pan-American project, de la Selva brought together in New York writers from all over the American continent. He put the idea of trans-American literature into practice long before the concept was articulated. De la Selva's range of contacts was enormous, and this book has been made possible through discovery of caches of letters that he wrote to famous writers of the day, such as Edwin Markham and Amy Lowell, and especially Edna St Vincent Millay. Alongside de la Selva's own poetry - his book Tropical Town (1918) and a previously unknown 1916 manuscript collection - The Dinner at Gonfarone's highlights other Hispanic writing about New York in these years by poets such as Rubén Darío, José Santos Chocano, and Juan Ramón Jiménez, all of whom were part of de la Selva's extensive network.
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The Dinner at Gonfarone s

This text has been made possible through discovery of caches of letters that he wrote to writers, such as Edwin Markham and Amy Lowell, and especially Edna St Vincent Millay.

Author: Peter Hulme

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ISBN: 178962360X

Category: American literature

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The Dinner at Gonfarone's is organised as a partial biography, covering five years in the life of the young Nicaraguan poet, Salomón de la Selva. It also offers a literary geography of Hispanic New York (Nueva York) in the turbulent years around the First World War. De la Selva is of interest because he stands as the largely unacknowledged precursor of Latino writers like Junot Díaz and Julia Álvarez, writing the first book of poetry in English by an Hispanic author. This text has been made possible through discovery of caches of letters that he wrote to writers, such as Edwin Markham and Amy Lowell, and especially Edna St Vincent Millay. As well as de la Selva's own poetry (his book Tropical Town (1918) and a previously unknown 1916 manuscript) this volume highlights early Hispanic writing about New York by poets such as Rubén Darío, José Santos Chocano, and Juan Ramón Jiménez, all of whom were part of de la Selva's extensive network.
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We Are What We Eat

Ethnic Food and the Making of Americans Donna R. Gabaccia, ... 43 Dining at the pushcart was not as elegant as a meal at Delmonico's or even Gonfarone's.

Author: Donna R. Gabaccia

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 9780674037441

Category: Social Science

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We Are What We Eat follows the fortunes of dozens of enterprising immigrant cooks and grocers, street hawkers and restaurateurs who have cultivated and changed the tastes of native-born Americans from the seventeenth century to the present. The book draws a surprisingly peaceful picture of American ethnic relations, in which "Americanized" foods like Spaghetti-Os happily coexist with painstakingly pure ethnic dishes and creative hybrids
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Ten Restaurants That Changed America

Signora Gonfarone took in Analecto Sermolino as her partner, and they perfected a 50-cent table d'hôte menu and expanded the restaurant's size.

Author: Paul Freedman

Publisher: Liveright Publishing

ISBN: 9781631492464

Category: Cooking

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Featuring a new chapter on ten restaurants changing America today, a “fascinating . . . sweep through centuries of food culture” (Washington Post). Combining an historian’s rigor with a food enthusiast’s palate, Paul Freedman’s seminal and highly entertaining Ten Restaurants That Changed America reveals how the history of our restaurants reflects nothing less than the history of America itself. Whether charting the rise of our love affair with Chinese food through San Francisco’s fabled Mandarin; evoking the poignant nostalgia of Howard Johnson’s, the beloved roadside chain that foreshadowed the pandemic of McDonald’s; or chronicling the convivial lunchtime crowd at Schrafft’s, the first dining establishment to cater to women’s tastes, Freedman uses each restaurant to reveal a wider story of race and class, immigration and assimilation. “As much about the contradictions and contrasts in this country as it is about its places to eat” (The New Yorker), Ten Restaurants That Changed America is a “must-read” (Eater) that proves “essential for anyone who cares about where they go to dinner” (Wall Street Journal Magazine).
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The Italian American Table

To bohemians and radicals, patronizing Italian restaurants meant celebrating rebellion and ... daughter of the co-owner of Gonfarone's restaurant, recalled.

Author: Simone Cinotto

Publisher: University of Illinois Press

ISBN: 9780252095016

Category: Social Science

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Best Food Book of 2014 by The Atlantic Looking at the historic Italian American community of East Harlem in the 1920s and 30s, Simone Cinotto recreates the bustling world of Italian life in New York City and demonstrates how food was at the center of the lives of immigrants and their children. From generational conflicts resolved around the family table to a vibrant food-based economy of ethnic producers, importers, and restaurateurs, food was essential to the creation of an Italian American identity. Italian American foods offered not only sustenance but also powerful narratives of community and difference, tradition and innovation as immigrants made their way through a city divided by class conflict, ethnic hostility, and racialized inequalities. Drawing on a vast array of resources including fascinating, rarely explored primary documents and fresh approaches in the study of consumer culture, Cinotto argues that Italian immigrants created a distinctive culture of food as a symbolic response to the needs of immigrant life, from the struggle for personal and group identity to the pursuit of social and economic power. Adding a transnational dimension to the study of Italian American foodways, Cinotto recasts Italian American food culture as an American "invention" resonant with traces of tradition.
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Around Washington Square

4.20 Gonfarone's hotel Washington Square North , previously used as a foundling asylum , was conand restaurant , 1914. The fac verted into a studio building ...

Author: Luther S. Harris

Publisher: JHU Press

ISBN: 080187341X

Category: History

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A fascinating exploration of the origins of Greenwich Village, a la Gangs of New York, takes readers back in time to the Fifteenth Ward, and area of prosperity whose cultural life was lead by the likes of Herman Melville, Walt Whitman, and Edgar Allen Poe. (History)
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The Alienist

Ninth Street and University Place offered exceptional French dining at traditional ... to be had than that served in the dining room of the Hotel Gonfarone, ...

Author: Caleb Carr

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9781473660922

Category: Fiction

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THE INTERNATIONALLY BESTSELLING SENSATION NOW AVAILABLE FOR THE FIRST TIME IN EBOOK Now a major Netflix series starring Luke Evans, Dakota Fanning and Daniel Brühl Over 3 million copies sold worldwide 108,000 Goodreads ratings For fans of Mindhunter and Sherlock Holmes ************************ New York City, 1896. Hypocrisy in high places is rife, police corruption commonplace, and a brutal killer is terrorising young male prostitutes. Forensics and psychological profiling are still in their infancy, but as the body count rises, Police Commissioner Theodore Roosevelt calls on eminent psychologist or 'alienist', Dr Laszlo Kreizler and crime reporter John Schuyler Moore to trial these new methods. Kreizler, Moore and their team must venture to the darkest corners of New York - and the human mind - to catch the sadistic killer before they strike again. ************************ Praise for The Alienist 'The Alienist isn't only an ingenious thriller. Carr brings enormous gusto to his portrait of old New York' Independent 'Gripping, atmospheric, intelligent, and entertaining' USA Today 'Richly atmospheric . . . You can smell the fear in the air' New York Times
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The Johns Hopkins Alumni Magazine

Twenty - four men met at Gonfarone's . After dinner , some of the men adjourned to the roof of the Hotel Astor to enjoy the air and music . The evening was a great success . The following were present at the dinner : E. Stillman ...

Author: Lawrence Counselman Wroth

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ISBN: NYPL:33433076011133

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The California Weekly

Dinner was over , and the other men had strolled off with their cigars , leaving McCarthy to entertain their wives and ... This air is fine , graduate he had a pretty good practice . and we'll be early at Gonfarone's at that .

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Repast Dining Out at the Dawn of the New American Century 1900 1910

For example, one of Gonfarone's predecessors was a restaurant in the financial district called Caffe moretti. the owner of the place, Stefan moretti, ...

Author: Michael Lesy

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 9780393241242

Category: Cooking

Page: 256

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What we ate, how we ate, and how eating changed during America’s first real food revolution, 1900–1910. Before Julia Child introduced the American housewife to France’s cuisine bourgeoise, before Alice Waters built her Berkeley shrine to local food, before Wolfgang Puck added Asian flavors to classical dishes and caviar to pizza, the restaurateurs and entrepreneurs of the early twentieth century were changing the way America ate. Beginning with the simplest eateries and foods and culminating with the emergence of a genuinely American way of fine dining, Repast takes readers on a culinary tour of early-twentieth-century restaurants and dining. The innovations introduced at the time—in ingredients, technologies, meal service, and cuisine—transformed the act of eating in public in ways that persist to this day. Illustrated with photographs from the time as well as color plates reproducing menus from the New York Public Library’s Buttolph Menu Collection, Repast is a remarkable record of the American palate.
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American Food Writing

Few of the old guard are now left but , as recently as a decade ago , there were a score or more of ex - Gonfarone waiters - some now owners , others headwaiters - in Italian restaurants about town who , despite my graying hair and ...

Author: Molly O'Neill

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ISBN: UVA:X030102899

Category: Cooking

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Draws on 250 years of American culinary history to present written works from virtually every region of the country while offering a tribute to a host of ethnic cuisines, in a recipe-complemented volume that includes Henry David Thoreau's musings on the watermelon, Herman Melville's thoughts on clam chowder, and Ralph Ellison's observations on baked yams.
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Bohemia in America 1858 1920

It would never do to have it Americanized”), he is thrilled: “In the New World this was the first Italian restaurant I had found that had apparently ...

Author: Joanna Levin

Publisher: Stanford University Press

ISBN: 9780804772549

Category: Literary Criticism

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Bohemia in America, 1858–1920 explores the construction and emergence of "Bohemia" in American literature and culture. Simultaneously a literary trope, a cultural nexus, and a socio-economic landscape, la vie bohème traveled to the United States from the Parisian Latin Quarter in the 1850s. At first the province of small artistic coteries, Bohemia soon inspired a popular vogue, embodied in restaurants, clubs, neighborhoods, novels, poems, and dramatic performances across the country. Levin's study follows la vie bohème from its earliest expressions in the U.S. until its explosion in Greenwich Village in the 1910s. Although Bohemia was everywhere in nineteenth- and twentieth-century American culture, it has received relatively little scholarly attention. Bohemia in America, 1858–1920 fills this critical void, discovering and exploring the many textual and geographic spaces in which Bohemia was conjured. Joanna Levin not only provides access to a neglected cultural phenomenon but also to a new and compelling way of charting the development of American literature and culture.
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The Triangle

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ISBN: NYPL:33433074825542

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Inside Greenwich Village

Sometimes , there floated to him such phrases as : ' bad color scheme ! ' ' sophomoric treatment ! ' miserable drawing ! ' ' no atmosphere ! Gonfarone's was a restaurant with an attached hotel , whose original owner was a widow named ...

Author: Gerald W. McFarland

Publisher: Univ of Massachusetts Press

ISBN: UVA:X004557769

Category: History

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"In the popular imagination, New York City's Greenwich Village has long been known as a center of bohemianism, home to avant-garde artists, political radicals, and other nonconformists who challenged the reigning orthodoxies of their time. Yet a century ago the Village was a much different kind of place: a mixed-class, multiethnic neighborhood teeming with the energy and social tensions of a rapidly changing America. Gerald W. McFarland reconstructs this world with vivid descriptions of the major groups that resided within its boundaries―the Italian immigrants and African Americans to the south, the Irish Americans to the west, the well-to-do Protestants to the north, and the New York University students, middle-class professionals, and artists and writers who lived in apartment buildings and boarding houses on or near Washington Square. McFarland examines how these Villagers, so divided along class and ethnic lines, interacted with one another. He shows how clashing expectations about what constituted proper behavior in the neighborhood's public spaces―especially streets, parks, and saloons―often led to intergroup conflict, political rivalries, and campaigns by the more privileged Villagers to impose middle-class mores on their working-class neighbors. Occasionally, however, a crisis or common problem led residents to overlook their differences and cooperate across class and ethnic lines. Throughout the book, McFarland connects the evolution of Village life to the profound transformations taking place in American society at large during the same years."--Amazon.com
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Voyager

Though he still recommended that she get a room in the neighborhood rather than at Mrs. Walton's , he did offer his room as a place for ... “ We enjoyed it very much , afterwards meeting Mrs. Brooks and dining at Gonfarones .

Author: Diana Gabaldon

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ISBN: UCAL:B4386208

Category: Frontier and pioneer life

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Features Voyager Co., a publisher of laserdiscs, CD-ROMs, and software. Posts contact information for the New York City headquarters via mailing address, telephone number, and e-mail. Highlights Voyager CD-ROMs in categories such as art, documentaries, educational, music, nature, children and parents, and books. Includes information on the Criterion Collection of laserdiscs and the home video collection.
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American Printer and Lithographer

Printing Teachers Hold Their First Regional Meeting and Dinner The New York and New Jersey Chapter of the National Association of Printing Teachers held its first meeting and dinner Saturday evening , April 9 , 1921 , at Hotel Gonfarone ...

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ISBN: OSU:32435058795337

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Italians and Food

The daughter of the owner of the Italian restaurant Gonfarone's in New York's Greenwich Village, for example, wondering about the reason for the place's ...

Author: Roberta Sassatelli

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783030156817

Category: Psychology

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This book is a novel and original collection of essays on Italians and food. Food culture is central both to the way Italians perceive their national identity and to the consolidation of Italianicity in global context. More broadly, being so heavily symbolically charged, Italian foodways are an excellent vantage point from which to explore consumption and identity in the context of the commodity chain, and the global/local dialectic. The contributions from distinguished experts cover a range of topics including food and consumer practices in Italy, cultural intermediators and foodstuff narratives, traditions of production and regional variation in Italian foodways, and representation of Italianicity through food in old and new media. Although rooted in sociology, Italians and Food draws on literature from history, anthropology, semiotics and media studies, and will be of great interest to students and scholars of food studies, consumer culture, cultural sociology, and contemporary Italian studies.
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The Diary of John Cowper Powys 1930

But it is as we will it to be and so I read on the Times the figures 1930 in my chair without rising as I always do for ... Mr. Kessler came in good spirits and said that last night after all he had dinner with his lady at Gonfarones ...

Author: John Cowper Powys

Publisher: London : Greymitre Books

ISBN: UOM:39015013936573

Category: Authors, English

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Letters 1916 1932

I have invited Colum and his wife to dine with me tomorrow night at Gonfarones , an Italien eating - place , where the table d'hote costs only 60 cents per plate , and where the food is fine . Colum says I should have a volume of verse ...

Author: Hart Crane

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ISBN: UOM:39015004951581

Category: Poets, American

Page: 426

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The Letters of Hart Crane 1916 1932

I have invited Colum and his wife to dine with me tomorrow night at Gonfarones , an Italien eating - place , where the table d'hote costs only 60 cents per plate , and where the food is fine . Colum says I should have a volume of verse ...

Author: Hart Crane

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ISBN: STANFORD:36105004516410

Category: Authors, American

Page: 426

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