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Sunday, May 22, 2016, 2:00-3:30pm
Bread Givers, by Anzia Yezierska
Facilitated by Dr. Audrey Thacker, Department of English, CSUN
Anzia Yezierska's best-known novel, Bread Givers, received a glowing review in the New York Times on September 13, 1925. "Bread Givers enables us to see our life more clearly, to test its values, to reckon up what it is that our aims and achievements may mean. It has a raw, uncontrollable poetry and a powerful, sweeping design," the Times wrote. Yezierska, dubbed the "Cinderella of the Sweatshop" by the popular press, wrote Bread Givers about the daughter of an immigrant family who struggles against her Orthodox father's rigid idea of Jewish womanhood.
Jewish, immigrant, womanhood
Jewish Studies | Women's Studies
Yezierska, Anzia, "Bread Givers" (2016). Jewish Studies Sunday Book & Discussion Group. 62.