Hungry Hearts

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Penguin, Jul 1, 1997 - Fiction - 228 pages
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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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User Review  - suesbooks - LibraryThing

The writing was quite simple, but it gave an excellent picture of the life of immigrants to this country in the 1920's. It provided much for me to think about, and I wonder whether immigrants have it ... Read full review

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Anzia Yezierska was a very well known writer about the Jewish immigrant experience in the early part of the 20th Century, to the extent that her stories were made into movies. Hungry Hearts is a ... Read full review

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Contents

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

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