Salome of the Tenements
By (author) Anzia Yezierska
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Salome of the Tenements by Anzia Yezierska
Book DescriptionSalome of the Tenements shocked many critics and writers when first published in 1923, but its author was immediately hailed as a major new talent. A love story of a working-class Salome and her highborn John the Baptist, the novel is based on the real-life story of Jewish immigrant Rose Pastor's fairytale romance with the millionaire socialist Graham Stokes. It also reflects Yezierska's own aborted romance with the famous educator John Dewey. Yezierska's passionate but cynical novel poses oppositions such as cultural type/stereotype, passion/reason, and ethnic identity/assimilation, and it resonates powerfully to the contemporary reader.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780252064357
(203mm x 140mm x 18mm)
Imprint: University of Illinois Press
Publisher: University of Illinois Press
Publish Date: 1-Jan-1996
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Anzia Yezierska
Hungry Hearts, Paperback (December 2014)
Lost masterpiece of ten tales by Jewish-American author of the early 20th century, set in New York City's Lower East Side, provides rich psychological portraits of immigrant mothers and daughters.
Bread Givers, Hardback (November 2010)
The classic novel of Jewish immigrants, with period photographs.
Red Ribbon on a White Horse, Paperback (November 2004)» View all books by Anzia Yezierska
The autobiography of the important Jewish immigrant novelist.
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