A short Anzia Yezierska biography describes Anzia Yezierska’s life, times, and work. Also explains the historical and literary context that influenced Bread Givers . Bread Givers has ratings and reviews. BlackOxford said: Male LiberationA gem in so many dimensions: King Lear with an extra daughter, a proto. Anzia Yezierska, Bread Givers (New York, ). Chapter 1: Hester Street. I had just begun to peel the potatoes for dinner when my oldest sister Bessie came in.

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Bread Givers

Please consider making a gift to JWA today! It has a raw, uncontrollable poetry and a powerful, sweeping design,” the Times wrote. Yezierska, dubbed the “Cinderella of the Sweatshop” by the popular press, wrote Bread Givers about the daughter of an immigrant family who struggles against her Orthodox yszierska rigid idea of Jewish womanhood. Yezierska immigrated as a young girl with her family to the United States in the early s.


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yeizerska Her fiction centered upon the lives of Eastern European Jewish immigrants in New York City around the turn of the century. Her work featured female protagonists struggling with issues of economic survival, Americanization, and the tension between immigrant parents and their children.

In addition to Bread GiversYezierska wrote a number of other books. Her first, a collection of short stories entitled Hungry Heartswas turned into a silent film. Yezierska moved to Hollywood but was unable to feel at home there and moved back to New York City.

Yezierska’s first novel, ‘s Salome of Tenementswas also made into a silent film, though it did not become as well known. An Historical Encyclopediapp. Skip to main content.

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