Hungry Hearts (Google eBook)

Front Cover
Penguin, Jul 1, 1997 - Fiction - 228 pages
8 Reviews
In stories that draw heavily on her own life, Anzia Yezierska portrays the immigrant's struggle to become a "real" American, in such stories as "Yekl," "Hunger," "The Fat of the Land," and "How I Found America." Set mostly in New York's Lower East Side, the stories brilliantly evoke the oppressive atmosphere of crowded streets and shabby tenements and lay bare the despair of families trapped in unspeakable poverty, working at demeaning jobs, and coping with the barely hidden prejudices of their new land.

  

What people are saying - Write a review

User ratings

5 stars
1
4 stars
5
3 stars
2
2 stars
0
1 star
0

Review: Hungry Hearts

User Review  - Elsie Klumpner - Goodreads

I read about 2/3 of the book. The author wrote in the early 20th century about the immigrant experience, probably most Jewish, probably set in New York. The book is made up of a number of stories ... Read full review

Review: Hungry Hearts

User Review  - Elizabeth - Goodreads

There aren't enough stars to rate this work and I don't think this is a work that should be rated. I will however give it the highest number in the currently popular star rating system, FIVE ... Read full review

Related books

Selected pages

Contents

AN UNCERTAIN CHRONOLOGY
YEZIERSKAS ONE STORY
AN AFTERWORD
ANZIA YEZIERSKAS WRITINGS
PART I
PART II
PART III
Copyright

Other editions - View all

Common terms and phrases

About the author (1997)

Anzia Yezierska (1882-1970) emigrated from Poland to the United States 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.

Blanche H. Gelfant is the author of "The American City Novel, Women Writing in America: Voices in Collage," and "Cross-Cultural Reckonings: A Triptych of Russian, American and Canadian Texts." For many years she was the Robert E. Maxwell Professor in the Arts and Sciences at Dartmouth. In recognition of her contributions as critic and scholar, the American Literature Division of the Modern Language Association has honored professor Gelfant with the Jay B. Hubbell Award for Lifetime Achievement in American Literary Studies.

Bibliographic information