Hungry Hearts

Hungry Hearts


Introduction by: Blanche H. Gelfant

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Ebook
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Additional Formats
  • Ebook
  • ISBN 9781101498415
  • 228 Pages
  • Penguin Classics
  • Adult

Overview

In stories that draw heavily on her own life, Anzia Yezierska portrays the immigrant’s struggle to become a “real” American, in such stories as “Yekl,” “Hunger,” “The Fat of the Land,” and “How I Found America.” Set mostly in New York’s Lower East Side, the stories brilliantly evoke the oppressive atmosphere of crowded streets and shabby tenements and lay bare the despair of families trapped in unspeakable poverty, working at demeaning jobs, and coping with the barely hidden prejudices of their new land.

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From the Trade Paperback edition.

Table of Contents

Hungry HeartsIntroduction by Blanche H. Gelfant
Suggestions for Further Reading
A Note on the Text

HUNGRY HEARTS

Wings
Hunger
The Lost “Beautifulness”
The Free Vacation House
The Miracle
Where Lovers Dream
Soap and Water
“The Fat of the Land”
My Own People
How I Found America

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