ANZIA YEZIENSKA AUTOGRAPHED FLY LEAF


Anzia Yezierska was born in 1880 – died in 1970.  Anzia was a novelist born in Pinsk, Congress Poland, Russian Empire and immigrated to New York City. Yezierska wrote about the struggles of Jewish and later Puerto Rican immigrants in New York’s Lower East Side. In her fifty year writing career, the main theme of running throughout her works is the cost of acculturation and assimilation among immigrants. Her stories provide insight into the meaning of liberation for immigrants–particularly Jewish immigrant women. Many of her works of fiction can be labeled semiautobiographical. In her writing, she draws heavily on her personal life as an immigrant in New York’s Lower East Side. Her works, therefore, feature elements of realism with heavy attention to detail and skillful use of Yiddish-English dialect. At the same time, sentimentalism and highly idealized characters have prompted some critics to label her works as romantic. Works by Anzia Yezienska: We Go Forth All To See America – A Vignette (Judaica, Jewish Literature) (1920) Hungry Hearts (short stories, 1920) Salome of the Tenements (novel, 1923) Children of Loneliness (short stories, 1923) Bread Givers: a struggle between a father of the Old World and a daughter of the New (novel, 1925) Arrogant Beggar (novel, 1927) All I Could Never Be (novel, 1932) The Open Cage: An Anzia Yezierska Collection edited by Alice Kessler Harris (New York: Persea Books, 1979). Red Ribbon on a White Horse: My Story (autobiographical novel, 1950) How I found America: Collected Stories (short stories, 2003) Original Anzia Yezienska Autograph, hand signed on a Fly Leaf. Approx. Size 4 5/8 x 7 3/8 inches. Written on fly leaf: To Mrs. Kellberg With love from Anzia Yezienska Dec. 1925. Regular Price – $ 95.00 / Sale Price – $ 48.95.

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