always fit well into the model provided by earlier discussions of migration literature, in part because of how quickly migrant writers engaged the Italian canon, again revealing the importance of literature to being Italian.
This suggests both the difference of the Italian situation and the need for models of migration literature to consider multiple cases since literature varies in its relationship to nationhood and identity. Anglophone criticism and works have increasingly been invested in authors primarily
Carter, Rise and Shine , p. 64. On
eugenics, social hygiene, and nationhood specifically, see pp. 24–8,
66–7, 71–2, and Zweiniger-Bargielowska, Managing the Body , p.
See Linda Bryder, ‘Wonderlands of
Buttercup’; and Overy, Light, Air and Openness , p. 127