The Resource Bread Givers, Anzia Yezierska

Bread Givers, Anzia Yezierska

Label
Bread Givers
Title
Bread Givers
Statement of responsibility
Anzia Yezierska
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The acclaimed novel of Jewish immigrant life on New York City's Lower East Side from the literary phenomenon known as the "Cinderella of the Tenements." It is Manhattan in the 1920s, and the Polish American Smolinsky family struggles to survive in their home on Hester Street. At ten years old, Sara, the youngest daughter, is keenly aware of the family's precarious financial situation. With food scarce, her unemployed and domineering father, a rabbi who spends his days studying, depends on the wages of his daughters. After years of watching him destroy the hopes and dreams of her three older sisters, Sara runs away, but forging a life for herself is not easy. She faces obstacles due to her background and gender, while working long days in a laundry and studying to become a teacher at night. Constantly rising above her circumstances-and her father's grasping reach-Sara finally finds happiness and love. Written in 1925 by Jewish American novelist Anzia Yezierska, Bread Givers describes "the emotional tone of an immigrant family in the dismal tenement of an overcrowded block of the east side of New York. It is a complex mood of grave joy and bottomless anguish, of Old World standards and New World values of hope and struggle and defeat and achievement" (The New York Times). "Paints real trials-and triumph-of immigrant women . . . The story of Sara's lonely struggles in an unforgiving world is a classic one. More than eight decades since its publication, this novel is a gem in Jewish-American literature." -The Pittsburgh Jewish Chronicle
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Midwest
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1880?-1970
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Yezierska, Anzia
Dewey number
813.52
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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  • Assimilation (Sociology)
  • Children of immigrants
  • Fathers and daughters
  • Women immigrants
  • Jewish families
  • Young women
  • Domestic fiction
  • Jewish fiction
  • Bildungsromans
  • Lower East Side (New York, N.Y.)
Target audience
adult
Label
Bread Givers, Anzia Yezierska
Link
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Publication
Distribution
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
MWT13904311
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9781504066198
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • c
Publisher number
MWT13904311
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
13904311
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web
Label
Bread Givers, Anzia Yezierska
Link
Publication
Distribution
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
MWT13904311
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9781504066198
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • c
Publisher number
MWT13904311
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
13904311
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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