Anzia Yezierska

Anzia Yezierska was a Jewish-American novelist born in the 1880s in Poland. She immigrated to the United States in the early 1890s. Yezierska's work focuses on the struggles of Jewish and American immigrants in the New York City tenements, particularly the experiences of Jewish women. She is best known for her novel 'Bread Givers' (1925), which tells the story of a young Jewish girl's fight for independence and self-fulfillment against the backdrop of poverty, tradition, and family expectation.


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  1. 1. Bread Givers: A Novel : a Struggle Between a Father of the Old World and a Daughter of the New

    This novel tells the story of a young Jewish girl growing up in an immigrant family in the Lower East Side of New York City in the early 20th century. The protagonist struggles to balance her traditional father's Old World expectations with her own aspirations for education and independence, a conflict that embodies the tension between Old and New World values. The book explores themes of identity, assimilation, gender roles, and the immigrant experience in America.