How I Found America: Collected Stories of Anzia Yezierska

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Persea Books, 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

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About the author (2003)

Anzia Yezierska (1882-1970) was born in Poland and came to the Lower East Side of New York with her family in 1890 when she was nine years old.  By the 1920s she had risen out of poverty and become a successful writer of stories, novels—all autobiographical—and an autobiography, Red Ribbon on a White Horse (Persea). Her novel Bread Givers (Persea) is considered a classic of Jewish American fiction. Her acclaimed books also include How I Found America: Collected Stories and The Open Cage. She died in 1970.

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