How I Found America: Collected Stories of Anzia Yezierska

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Persea Books, Incorporated, Jun 24, 2003 - Fiction - 336 pages
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Individually, each of these 27 stories is authentic and immediate, as memorable as family history passed from one generation to the next; taken together, they comprise a vivid, enduring portrait of the struggles of immigrant Jews—particularly women—on New York's Lower East Side.

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How I found America: collected stories of Anzia Yezierska

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The Jewish immigrant experience in all its joy and pain has been captured beautifully in Yezierska's work. Her stories and novels, written from the 1920s to the 1960s, immortalized the immigrant Jews ... Read full review

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A immigrant came to America because she believe there was hope to rise up. However, the person was met with struggles everywhere, house evictions, revolt of children, hunger, marriage and even ... Read full review

About the author (2003)

Anzia Yezierska (1882-1970) emigrated from Poland to the UnitedStates in 1890. Her books include Bread Givers, How I Found America: Collected Stories, The Open Cage,and Red Ribbon on a White Horse: My Story.

Gornick holds a BA from the City College of New York and a MA from NYU. She is the author of eight books, one of which was nominated for a National Book Award and another was nominated for a National Book Critics Circle Award. She is currently working on a biographical essay on Emma Goldman while at the Radcliffe Institute.

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