Mediterranean Exotica and the Mafia “Other” or Problems of Representation in Pitrè's Texts

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The most usual mistake made regarding Sicily is that it is a little island, peopled by Italians … and it is full of Italians, in the sense that they are Italian subjects. But by heredity, by instinct, by everything that pertains to racial culture and development, they are far from being Italians yet.

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