How I Found America: Collected Stories by Anzia YezierskaHow I Found America: Collected Stories by Anzia Yezierska

How I Found America: Collected Stories

byAnzia YezierskaForeword byVivian Gornick

Paperback | June 24, 2003

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Individually, each of these 27 stories is authentic and immediate, as memorable as family history passed from one generation to the next; taken together, they comprise a vivid, enduring portrait of the struggles of immigrant Jews—particularly women—on New York's Lower East Side.
Anzia Yezierska (1882-1970) was born in Poland and came to the Lower East Side of New York with her family in 1890 when she was nine years old.  By the 1920s she had risen out of poverty and become a successful writer of stories, novels—all autobiographical—and an autobiography, Red Ribbon on a White Horse (Persea). Her novel Bread Giv...
Title:How I Found America: Collected StoriesFormat:PaperbackDimensions:336 pages, 8 × 5.25 × 0.85 inPublished:June 24, 2003Publisher:WW NortonLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0892552980

ISBN - 13:9780892552986

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Editorial Reviews

All the stories are rich with a primitive energy that rises with volcanic force. — Los Angeles TimesThe Jewish immigrant experience in all its joy and pain has been captured beautifully in Yezierska's work.... Her stories capture the passionate struggle of the human spirit. — Library JournalGroping, impassioned, incandescent, Yezierska's nakedly honest stories of Jewish immigrants on New York City's Lower East Side have universal appeal. — Publishers Weekly