By Anzia Yezierska
The moment half the radical takes Adele again to her ghetto origins as she explores another version of philanthropy via establishing a cafe that mixes the communitarian beliefs of previous international shtetl culture with the contingencies of latest global capitalism. in the context of this radical message, Yezierska revisits the subjects that experience made her paintings well-known, confronting complicated questions of ethnic identification, assimilation, and feminine self-realization.
Katherine Stubbs’s advent offers a accomplished and compelling historic, social, and literary context for this striking novel and discusses the severe response to its e-book in gentle of Yezierska’s biography and the as soon as much-publicized and mythologized model of her lifestyles tale. Unavailable for over sixty years, Arrogant Beggar should be loved by way of common readers of fiction and be of an important value for feminist critics, scholars of ethnic literature. it's going to additionally turn out a thrilling and richly lucrative textual content for college students and students of Jewish stories, immigrant literature, women’s writing, American background, and working-class fiction.
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Arrogant Beggar by Anzia Yezierska