Hungry Hearts (Google eBook)
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.
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Review: Hungry HeartsUser 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 HeartsUser 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