WorldCat Identities

Yezierska, Anzia 1880?-1970

Overview
Works: 105 works in 367 publications in 2 languages and 10,767 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Domestic fiction  Short stories  History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Political fiction  Biography  Drama  Silent films  Film adaptations 
Roles: Author, Bibliographic antecedent
Classifications: PS3547.E95, 813.52
Publication Timeline
.
Most widely held works about Anzia Yezierska
 
moreShow More Titles
fewerShow Fewer Titles
Most widely held works by Anzia Yezierska
Bread givers : a novel : a struggle between a father of the Old World and a daughter of the New by Anzia Yezierska( Book )

71 editions published between 1925 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 1,833 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This masterwork of American immigrant literature is set in the 1920's on the Lower East Side of Manhattan and tells the story of Sara Smolinsky, the daughter of an Orthodox rabbi, who rebels against her father's rigid conception of Jewish womanhood. Photos
Salome of the tenements by Anzia Yezierska( Book )

20 editions published between 1923 and 1999 in English and Undetermined and held by 453 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Salome of the Tenements shocked many critics and writers when first published in 1923, but its author was immediately hailed as a major new talent. A love story of a working-class Salome and her "highborn" John the Baptist, the novel is based on the real-life story of Jewish immigrant Rose Pastor's fairytale romance with the millionaire socialist Graham Stokes. It also reflects Yezierska's own aborted romance with the famous educator John Dewey. Yezierska's passionate but cynical novel poses oppositions such as cultural type/stereotype, passion/reason, and ethnic identity/assimilation, and it resonates powerfully to the contemporary reader
How I found America : collected stories of Anzia Yezierska by Anzia Yezierska( Book )

9 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 437 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The open cage : an Anzia Yezierska collection by Anzia Yezierska( Book )

9 editions published between 1979 and 1993 in English and held by 431 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hungry hearts by Anzia Yezierska( Book )

34 editions published between 1920 and 2017 in English and Undetermined and held by 412 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

These 10 short stories record the tragedies and triumphs of life in New York City's tenement slums, brilliantly capturing the distinction of a woman's immigrant experience and her dreams of making it in a new land
Short stories by H. C Schweikert( Book )

1 edition published in 1934 in English and held by 398 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

For contents and other editions, see Author catalog
Arrogant beggar by Anzia Yezierska( Book )

22 editions published between 1927 and 1997 in English and held by 349 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The target of intense critical comment when it was first published in 1927, Arrogant Beggar's scathing attack on charity-run boardinghouses remains one of Anzia Yezierska's most devastating works of social criticism. The novel follows the fortunes of its young Jewish narrator, Adele Lindner, as she leaves the impoverished conditions of New York's Lower East Side and tries to rise in the world. Portraying Adele's experiences at the Hellman Home for Working Girls, the first half of the novel exposes the "sickening farce" of institutionalized charity while portraying the class tensions that divided affluent German American Jews from more recently arrived Russian American Jews. The second half of the novel takes Adele back to her ghetto origins as she explores an alternative model of philanthropy by opening a restaurant that combines the communitarian ideals of Old World shtetl tradition with the contingencies of New World capitalism. Within the context of this radical message, Yezierska revisits the themes that have made her work famous, confronting complex questions of ethnic identity, assimilation, and female self-realization. Katherine Stubb's introduction provides a comprehensive and compelling historical, social, and literary context for this extraordinary novel and discusses the critical reaction to its publication in light of Yezierska's biography and the once much-publicized and mythologized version of her life story. Unavailable for over sixty years, Arrogant Beggar is now rightfully returned to print
Hungry hearts and other stories by Anzia Yezierska( Book )

15 editions published between 1985 and 1997 in English and held by 274 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Louise Levitas Henriksen. Wings. Hunger. The lost "beautifulness". The free vacation house. The miracle. Where lovers dream. Soap and water. The fat of the land". My own people. How I found America. This is what $10,000 did to me. Wild winter love. One thousand pages of research
Short stories for class reading( Book )

2 editions published in 1925 in English and held by 73 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

All I could never be by Anzia Yezierska( Book )

5 editions published between 1932 and 2016 in English and held by 34 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Red ribbon on a white horse by Anzia Yezierska( Book )

14 editions published between 1950 and 1991 in English and Undetermined and held by 25 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The autobiography of the important Jewish immigrant novelist. Here is Anzia Yezierska's life story, from the Polish ghetto to the sweatshops of New York's Lower East Side, from success as a writer in Hollywood in the 1920s to disillusionment and a return to poverty. With courage and emotion, Yezierska reveals what success and failure felt like and what they meant to her, as a woman and as an artist
Bread givers by Anzia Yezierska( Recording )

4 editions published between 2008 and 2017 in English and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This masterwork of American immigrant literature is set in the 1920s on the Lower East Side of Manhattan and tells the story of Sara Smolinsky, the youngest daughter of an Orthodox rabbi, who rebels against her father's rigid conception of Jewish womanhood. Sarah's struggle towards independence and self-fulfillment resonates with a passion all can share. Compelling and beautifully written, Bread Givers is an essential historical work with enduring relevance
Hungry hearts : stories of the Jewish-American immigrant experience by Anzia Yezierska( Book )

2 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Ten tales by a Jewish-American author of the early 20th century offer timeless depictions of immigrants' struggles and dreams. Set in New York City's teeming Lower East Side, this lost masterpiece provides rich psychological portraits of mothers, daughters, and sisters as they attempt to find places in the New World"--
Children of loneliness by Anzia Yezierska( Book )

3 editions published in 1923 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hungry hearts( Visual )

4 editions published between 1922 and 2006 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A Hollywood adaptation of the short stories of Anzia Yazierska, the fist writer to bring stories of American Jewish women to a mainstream audience. Focuses on the Levin family who emigrate from Eastern Europe to New York City. Filmed on location on the Lower East Side, this bittersweet classic captures the hopes and hardships of Jewish immigrants in the New World
Children of loneliness; stories of immigrant life in America by Anzia Yezierska( Book )

5 editions published between 1923 and 1991 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Anzia Yezierska by Carol Schoen( Book )

1 edition published in 1982 in Undetermined and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hungry hearts; illus. with scenes from the photoplay, a Goldwyn picture by Anzia Yezierska( Book )

3 editions published in 1920 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Visions of America : personal narratives from the promised land( Book )

1 edition published in 1993 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A multicultural anthology of autobiography and essay.--Cover
Hungry hearts - the original classic edition by Anzia Yezierska( )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
moreShow More Titles
fewerShow Fewer Titles
Audience Level
0
Audience Level
1
  Kids General Special  
Audience level: 0.39 (from 0.02 for New York C ... to 0.87 for Hungry hea ...)

Bread givers : a novel : a struggle between a father of the Old World and a daughter of the New
Alternative Names
Anzia Yezierska American writer

Anzia Yezierska Amerikaans auteur (1880-1970)

Anzia Yezierska escritora estadounidense

Anzia Yezierska scriitoare americană

Anzia Yezierska US-amerikanische Schriftstellerin polnischer Herkunft

イージアスカ, アンジア

Languages
English (263)

German (4)

Covers
Salome of the tenementsHow I found America : collected stories of Anzia YezierskaThe open cage : an Anzia Yezierska collectionHungry heartsArrogant beggarHungry hearts and other storiesRed ribbon on a white horseVisions of America : personal narratives from the promised land