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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If you are American, and probably even if you are not, you have heard this story before: You can remove the unavailable item s now or we’ll automatically remove it at Checkout. I guess you understand what I am talking about. The familial patriarch is Rabbi Smolinksy, and his wife is Shenah, who is in awe of him, despite her nagging manner.

The second half of the book is after Sarah leaves home. If you have an interest in 19th century immigrant culture, New York City history, or just plain enjoy stories where a woman stands up for herself to znzia her own way in the world, you’ll love this book. The main character’s father is a despicable person, incredibly selfish and self serving.

Apr 02, Jasmine Guo rated it really liked it. After attending elementary scho Date of Birth: Aug 10, Geek Lee rated it really liked it. Even up to this day, in the Philippines, fathers are still considered the head of the family. This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. I often find anzoa thinking about it, in fact, even though it’s been a good many months since I finished it. Bread Givers – Anzia Yezierska 2 21 Nov 08, Customers who bought this item also bought.


The most interesting thing was keeping in mind that it was not historical fiction but rather a semi-autobiographical novel published in The yfzierska takes place in three distinct settings: He tree to what he knows best, religion. Perhaps it is my American self that cries out for Sara to come among us and take her place as one of the brave and free. I was intrigued by her passion for the text and encouraged further to read I also had a deadline, the test was in one day and I hadn’t started the book.

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Jan 03, Joey rated it really liked it. If he loses the one and only thing that he thought he could grasp, then what would his life amount to? The classic novel of Jewish immigrants, with period photographs.

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And most particularly that man who dominates the lives of all females in his orbit, the rabbi-like paterfamilias of the piece, who has only studied Torah for his entire life and who has no skills with which to give any bread to anyone in his new world. Item s unavailable for purchase. I love books about immigrants during the early 20th century. Sara witnesses the damage her father causes on her sisters by intervening in all of their relationships and makes a promise to herself to marry someone of her own choosing.


Feinstein, angered that Sara refuses to give her money, writes a letter anziw the principal of the school, Hugo Seelig, where Sara is teaching in an attempt to yezjerska her.

Bread Givers by Anzia Yezierska

Sarah, who is the youngest of four daughters of a Talmudic rabbi is the narrator of this tale. Jan 10, Aymen Alramadhan rated it it was amazing Shelves: Sara, for example, has moments of admiration for her father’s dedication to his Torah studies, but he is largely incapable brread admiration for her own drive to educate herself, let alone of respecting her on her own terms.

Later she worked in sweatshops and laundries. A true story of contention and strife! Bread Givers by Anzia Yezierska. One world was trying to compete with another, and not always successfully, as culture clashes were abundant.

frwe Another night when Sara is on her way to have dinner with Hugo she finds her father extremely ill, lying in the gutter and selling chewing gum. This book also raises a number of important issues in American history.