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Yezierska, Anzia 1880?-1970

Overview
Works: 95 works in 318 publications in 3 languages and 9,394 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Domestic fiction  History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Political fiction  Biography  Drama  Film adaptations  Bildungsromans 
Roles: Author, Bibliographic antecedent
Classifications: PS3547.E95, 813.52
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Most widely held works about Anzia Yezierska
 
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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 )
64 editions published between 1925 and 2003 in 3 languages and held by 1,818 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The life story of Anzia Yezierska and her struggle as a Jewish immigrant woman
Salome of the tenements by Anzia Yezierska( Book )
18 editions published between 1923 and 1999 in English and Undetermined and held by 449 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 )
7 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 434 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The open cage : an Anzia Yezierska collection by Anzia Yezierska( Book )
6 editions published between 1979 and 1993 in English and held by 432 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Hungry hearts by Anzia Yezierska( Book )
24 editions published between 1920 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 426 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
Arrogant beggar by Anzia Yezierska( Book )
22 editions published between 1927 and 1997 in English and held by 392 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 1991 in English and held by 270 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Short stories for class reading ( Book )
2 editions published in 1925 in English and held by 77 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Hungry Hearts Stories of the Jewish-American Immigrant Experience by Anzia Yezierska( )
2 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 75 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Ten tales by a Jewish-American author of the early twentieth 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. During her early childhood, Anzia Yezierska (c. 1880-1970) emigrated from Poland to New York City, where she worked in sweatshops by day and studied English at night. She drew upon her own experiences to write these stories as well as novels and screenplays focusing on issues of acculturation and assimilation. Hungry Hearts, which originally appeared in 1920, inspired a popular film and holds the historic distinction of being the first publication by a Jewish-American woman writer
Hungry hearts ( Visual )
5 editions published between 1922 and 2006 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 40 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
All I could never be by Anzia Yezierska( Book )
3 editions published in 1932 in English and held by 36 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Red ribbon on a white horse by Anzia Yezierska( Book )
13 editions published between 1950 and 1987 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
Children of loneliness by Anzia Yezierska( Book )
3 editions published in 1923 in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Hungry hearts / by Anzia Yezierska by Anzia Yezierska( )
in Undetermined and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
http://hdl.handle.net/2027/uc2.ark:/13960/t3hx16w03
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 5 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
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; illus. with scenes from the photoplay, a Goldwyn picture by Anzia Yezierska( Book )
1 edition published in 1920 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Red ribbon on the white horse ( Book )
1 edition published in 1991 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
with Theodore Dreiser by Anzia Yezierska( )
in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
 
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Alternative Names
イージアスカ, アンジア
Languages
English (233)
German (4)
Italian (1)
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