Yezierska, Anzia

   American novelist, of Russian origin. She went to New York at the age of 16 and worked in a tailor's shop; later she found better-paid work and ran away from home. Her short stories and novels deal with the adjustment of the Jewish immigrant to American life. Her publications include Hungry Hearts, Salome of the Tenements, Children of Loneliness, Bread Givers, Arrogant Beggar and All I Could Never Be.

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  • YEZIERSKA, ANZIA — (1885?–1970), U.S. novelist. Anzia Yezierska was reared in an Orthodox home in Russia and was taken to New York at the age of 16. Her life was a mixture of poverty (which she emphasized through her novels) as well as education and literary… …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • Anzia Yezierska — (c. 1880 1970) was a novelist born in Pinsk, Congress Poland, Russian Empire and immigrated to New York City. Personal life Anzia Yezierska was born in the 1880s in the town of Pinsk on the Russian Polish border. She was the youngest of thirteen… …   Wikipedia

  • Anzia Yezierska — (Bild in The Lima News vom 3. Juli 1922) …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • UNITED STATES LITERATURE — The Influence of the Bible and Hebrew Culture The Jewish influence on American literary expression predated the actual arrival of Jews in the United States in 1654, for the Puritan culture of New England was marked from the outset by a deep… …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • Bread Givers — is a 1925 novel by Anzia Yezierska.ynopsis Bread Givers , a Jewish American female coming of age story written by Anzia Yezierska, begins with a 10 year old Sara Smolinsky. Sara lives with her mother, Shenah, her father, Reb, and her three… …   Wikipedia

  • Immigration to the United States — 2000 Census Population Ancestry Map Immigration to the United States has been a major source of …   Wikipedia

  • Salome of the Tenements — Infobox Film name = Salome of the Tenements image size = caption = director = Sidney Olcott producer = writer = Anzia Yezierska (novel) Sonya Levien narrator = starring = Jetta Goudal Godfrey Tearle music = cinematography = editing = distributor …   Wikipedia

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  • Yiddish literature — Introduction       the body of written works produced in the Yiddish language of Ashkenazic (Ashkenazi) Jewry (central and eastern European Jews and their descendants).       Yiddish literature culminated in the period from 1864 to 1939, inspired …   Universalium

  • Cecilia Ager — Cecelia Ager, was an American film critic and star reporter for Variety and the New York Post Magazine . She was married for 57 years to songwriter Milton Ager and was mother to two daughters, Laurel Ager and journalist Shana Alexander. She was… …   Wikipedia

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