Bread Givers has ratings and reviews. BlackOxford said: Male LiberationA gem in so many dimensions: King Lear with an extra daughter, a proto. Free Anzia Yezierska Bread Givers papers, essays, and research papers. The classic novel of Jewish immigrants, with period masterwork of American immigrant literature is set in the s on the Lower East Side of.

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Bread Givers by Anzia Yezierska

I became so engrossed yeziersk the book that I finished in one day not a huge feat, the book is only pages. Tension between the Old World and the New, between generations–family vs.

Want to Read saving…. Seriously, he ranks up there with some of the most hatable figures in literature.

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It is also a book concerned with feminist ideas and ideals. The story took place in s when the Jewish family migrated from Russian Poland to The America with dreams of quick wealth and fortune. I had to take a few moments to reflect on my own past. There’s a palpable hunger in Bread Giversthe hunger of the flesh and the soul. I am predisposed to anger, annoyance, and empathy, so I am no bothered at them at all. She gets an education and goes to college!!

I’d love to use a number of inappropriate words to describe the father, but I’ll stick to ones I feel comfortable saying on goodreads: The review must be at least 50 characters long. So with these patterns of learned ideas, we learn that we, I mean youshould pay homage to us men. The sequence of the stories is not similar to other surreal books you love to bury yourself in.

Once the transaction of the bargain is completed, Reb Smolinsky, his wife, and Sara discovery that most of the stock in the store was fake and that they were swindled by the prior owner. The yezieska character’s father is a despicable person, incredibly selfish and self serving. Thank you for your feedback.


The Jewish East Side: They ranged from hating the stupidity of the characters to pity. Her resolution with her giverrs and stepmother left me a bit confused, perhaps I am a bit too hard. Time and again we see father fail with his religious antics, simultaneously tearing the family apart, and i could sense that he too, knew what he was doing.

In our in class discussion the professor mentioned the “necessary cooperation of women for any paternalism to exist” and I hoped silently that at least a few of the women in the classroom fully understood the comment. Amazon Drive Cloud storage from Amazon. I read this book in 2 days, staying up until 3 AM.

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I hope they didn’t have to go through the life Sara did, but I tried to ask when they were alive and never got a clear frree. I had to feel what I felt even it killed me.

While much progress has been made since the inception of Women’s Lib, we still have further to go and many women continue to suffer in patriarchal societies. Published August 1st by Persea first published Mar 19, Katie Hanna rated it really liked it. She did not begin creative writing untilwhen she was about 28, but she published her first story two years later in Forum Magazine. It was interesting to see some Jewish culture in the book.

Yezierska returned to the east in but could only find part-time teaching jobs.

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She wrote her autobiography in and died forgotten in Men govers biologically stronger than women. Yezierska married Jacob Gordon, but she left him the day after the ceremony.

Nonetheless, for me, it is not that a big deal. Kessler-Harris uses the adjective “powerful” to describe the writing style, and it was appropriate. Lists with This Book.

Amazon Inspire Digital Educational Resources. Her dilemma to choose college over marriage.


If you happen to be a girl, he will turn your face black and blue with his iron palm. Go East, Young Man. Sara, for example, manages to win over her initially aloof professors and college classmates, but making peace with her own father is much more challenging.

She will not and could not let her father do the same thing to her as he did to her sisters. Jan 10, Aymen Alramadhan rated it it was amazing Shelves: Included in this book there are breas interesting notes written by the daughter and historical researchers. Bread Givers – Anzia Yezierska 2 21 Nov 08, As an immigrant, she went through the pressures of American dream in New York where she breac her family ventured in to survive.

I may not restrict my own textual analysis to scripture or even, I may yeaierska well admit, include scripture in the texts I studybut I do feel strongly the spiritual importance, in my own life, of keeping sacred some time to study, to think and reason, to engage with texts, to discuss and interpret. See 1 question about Bread Givers…. Ok, I read this book for a book club and although I agree that there are some profound life lessons to be learned and the writing really takes you to that place of living in the Jewish ghetto at the beginning of the 20th century, but that is not a happy place to be.

Her family immigrated to the Lower East Side of Manhattan around First it shows what lfe was like in the late s, early ‘s, when people struggles to make a living and live in this country while trying to hold on to the old ways, the ways of the country they left behind.

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