Kessler-Harris, Alice
January 2000
Columbia Companion to the Twentieth-Century American Short Story;2000, p600
This article focuses on Anzia Yezierska, a Jewish immigrant to America who grew up to become a writer. As a child of perhaps eight or nine, Yezierska joined the throng of Jewish emigrants fleeing religious persecution in Eastern Europe. With her family, she arrived in New York probably around 1890. The difficult early years, the smells and sounds of the Lower East Side where she lived, poverty and its lasting effects on family relationships and friendships--these became the enduring topics of Yezierska's work.


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