Very Good. 0892551607 Condition: VERY GOOD. (Book may have one or a combination of the following characteristics: former library book, cover wear, name written inside cover, light underlining/highlighting, remainder mark, etc. Overall, the book is in solid shape. This is a blanket description. Please email us if you require a specific, detailed description of the book condition. We will typically respond within one business day of your request).
Fine in Fine jacket. 8vo-over 7¾"-9¾" tall. Yezierska's novels of the 1920's documented in a powerful way the life of Jewish immigrants to New York. This collection of her short fiction has an introduction by Vivian Gornick. A Fine copy of the First Edition (stated) in an unclipped DJ, also Fine. In an archival plastic protector.
Fine in Fine dust jacket. 0892551607. B&W frontspiece photo of the author. Introduction by Vivian Gornick. Anzia Yezierska's stories and novels, written from the 1920s to the 1960s, immortalized the Jews of New York's Lower East Side as they struggle to emerge from poverty and to partake of the American promise. Clean, unmarked, square & tight. Large 8vo 9"-10" tall. xii, 312 pp.
Publishers Weekly, 1991-05-24 Groping, impassioned, incandescent, Yezierska's nakedly honest stories of Jewish immigrants on New York City's Lower East Side have universal appeal. Their insistent theme is the possibility for regeneration of self in America. Herself an emigrant from the Russian-held Poland around 1890, Yezierska (1880?-1970) created sympathetic characters nearly crushed by hunger, poverty, the drudgery of sweatshops, cruel bosses, evictions, loneliness, disillusionment. Yet her people, full of fierce longings, resolve to remake their lives. Her women are torn between a desire for ``home, husband, babies . . . a breadgiver for life'' and the urge to carve out an independent identity. This volume includes the two story collections published in Yezierska's lifetime, plus seven additional pieces. Of special interest are the autobiographical sketches in which Yezierska frankly discusses her climb from poverty to sudden wealth, her brief success in Hollywood, followed by neglect, silence, a slide back into poverty, and old age. (July)
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