Hungry Hearts

Ten Tales By A Jewish American Author Of The Early Twentieth Century Offer Timeless Depictions Of Immigrants Struggles And Dreams Set In New York City S Teeming Lower East Side, This Lost Masterpiece Provides Rich Psychological Portraits Of Mothers, Daughters, And Sisters As They Attempt To Find Places In The New World During Her Early Childhood, Anzia Yezierska C 1880 1970 Emigrated From Poland To New York City, Where She Worked In Sweatshops By Day And Studied English At Night She Drew Upon Her Own Experiences To Write These Stories As Well As Novels And Screenplays Focusing On Issues Of Acculturation And Assimilation Hungry Hearts, Which Originally Appeared In 1920, Inspired A Popular Film And Holds The Historic Distinction Of Being The First Publication By A Jewish American Woman Writer.Hungry Hearts

Date of Birth 1885Date of Death 1970Anzia Yezierska, the youngest of nine children, was born into poverty circa 1885 in Russian Poland Her family immigrated to the Lower East Side of Manhattan around 1892 Immigration officials used the oldest child s name, Mayer, as the last name of the family and switched Anzia s name to Harriet, and so she became Hattie Mayer After attending elementary scho

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  • Kindle Edition
  • 256 pages
  • Hungry Hearts
  • Anzia Yezierska
  • English
  • 05 May 2017

10 thoughts on “Hungry Hearts

  1. says:

    This is a collection of short stories by Anzia Yezierska, of whom I was a die hard fan in my early 20 s I liked her novels better, but all her writing is the same set amongst Jews of the Lower East Side and featuring a female protagonist desperate to get out The best and longest story in this collection is The Fat of the Land, and it won Best...

  2. says:

    There aren t enough stars to rate this work and I don t think this is a work that should be rated I will however give it the highest number in the currently popular star rating system, FIVE.Attaching stars to this book though feels like I m sullying her and her author.If...

  3. says:

    Tales of immigrant women The better ones explore domestic settings or interactions with do gooders.

  4. says:

    I read about 2 3 of the book The author wrote in the early 20th century about the immigrant experience, probably most Jewish, probably set in New York The book is made up of a number of stories, each about different characters Each story is about an immigrant with a hunger hence the title The stories are very sad and affe...

  5. says:

    I received this book through a Goodreads Giveaway contest Contrary to what the stars say, I actually enjoyed this collection of short stories I first want to begin by saying I gave it 2 stars because these stories have real and factual elements to them, but ultimately they were fiction Some people enjoy that I, personally, prefer the raw story no fictional elements I understand that that was the entire point of this set of stories Authors do that a lot, but it s simply not what resonates with me I loved this because it was about Jewish people Perhaps some of the most marginalized, stereotyped peoples experiences were brought to light through these short stories They were heartbreaking to say the least Reading them, I thought about the experiences of my parents and even my own experiences as an immigrant and there was definitely a connection I recommend this book to those who enjoy short stories I recom...

  6. says:

    Yezierska wrote these stories in the late 1910s, and this collection was published in 1920 The stories are quite raw in that they are unvarnished, and show what the life of the immigrant was in the early 20th century It s quite a glimpse at a rough period and the despair and demeaning way of life is eye opening The stories are uneven, but The Fat of the Land, about an ...

  7. says:

    A very readable collection of short stories about immigrants in New York in the early part of the 1900s The women who populate these stories are all searching for themselves and for their piece of the American dream that they bet on when they left their villages in Poland and Russia to come to New York The women now find themselves ...

  8. says:

    3.5 Stars.In general, short stories aren t my favorite thing to read, but I enjoyed this collection The author did a great job of capturing the immigrant experience and of writing about different experiences There were some stories that I enjoyed a lot than other, but I didn t dislike any of t...

  9. says:

    Falling under the genre of working girl s fiction, these stories are all about Eastern European immigrants in New York in the 1920 As the title implies, all of the characters are hungry for various things to be an American, to be...

  10. says:

    America Still CallsAmazing short stories, full of heart and grit A new learning experience for me about immigrant Jews from Russia Poland Heart breaking and lovely all at once.

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