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ISBN: 0892550147 / ISBN-13: 9780892550142

Bread Givers

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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 ... Show synopsis

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  • Bread Givers (Persea Books) – Trade paperback (1999)
    by Anzia Yezierska, Alice Kessler-Harris (Foreword by)

    Bread Givers

    Trade paperback, Persea Books
    1999
    English
    25th Persea Anniversary ed.
    297 pages

    ISBN: 0892550147
    ISBN-13: 9780892550142

    "Only if they cooked for men, and washed for men, and didn't nag and curse the men out of their homes: only if they let the men study the Torah in peace, then, maybe, they could push themselves into heaven with the men, to wait on them there."

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BPhillips

Essential Reading

by BPhillips on Jan 30, 2010

Bread Givers is essential reading for feminist scholars, historians, Jewish studies scholars, students of immigrant literature, and anyone with a heart. It is one of the classic novels on early-20th century Eastern European immigration to the United States. I absolutely loved this book; its images are inelible.

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rejoyce

Jewish Patriarchy and Womanhood

by rejoyce on Oct 3, 2007

Anzia Yezierska's The Breadgivers is most valuable as a fictional account of Jewish immigrant life on New York's Lower East Side in the 1920s as told from the female perspective. The father, a Torah scholar, is a patriarchal tyrant who beats each of his daughters into submission with his unending needs. The writing is naturalistic and without frills. A companion volume to Henry Roth's Call It Sleep.

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