Fred Misurella

Short Time (a novella)

Fred Misurella adds a vital novella to the powerful literary tradition of soldiers returning home. His vision is complex. His prose conveys the disorienting juxtaposition of past and present, life and death, war and peace, good and evil, without ever relinquishing its lucidity. The novella was a fine read, a delight: to immerse oneself in a story that's at once compressed and densely layered, yet utterly clear and wonderfully paced. The kind of story in which one wants to read every word (and does)."
--Stuart Dybek, author of I Sailed with Magellan

Fiction
A complex, thoughtful novel about love, beauty, and sexual longing in the south of France.
She's white; he's black. But their conflicts are more than racial.
The Red and the Black of Italian-Americana, these stories disect the essence of contemporary living. (With a link to one of the stories.)
Uncannily accurate about Vietnam, its soldiers, and their tragic return home.
The story of three generations of Italian-American men and their women--mothers, wives, lovers.
A sample chapter from Only Sons (Link to the text).
Literary Criticism
Detailed analysis and interpretation of Milan Kundera's works from The Joke through Immortality.
The lead essay in The Legacy of Primo Levi, edited by Stanislao G. Pugliese, published by Palgrave/Macmillan