Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1920. Second printing of the Author’s Rare First Book. Former owner’s bookplate. Fine clean copy without dust jacket. Anzia Yezierska (1880’s - 1970) was born in a small town on the Russian / Poland border and immigrated with her family to New York City in 1890 where they joined a growing European Jewish community and struggled to make ends meet and give their children an education and a better way of life. Anzia began a career as a novelist in her early thirties and many of her works thematically reflect her own experiences as an immigrant, challenged with the acculturation process coupled with the desire to maintain the traditions and values of one’s home country and community. Film producer Samuel Goldwyn bought the rights to Hungry Hearts and the movie was shot on location at New York's Lower East Side, where Anzia grew up. In recent years, Hungry Hearts has been restored through the support of the National Center for Jewish Film, Samuel Goldwyn Pictures, and the British Film Institute, and in 2006, a new score for the film was composed. Another of her novels, published in 1923, Salome of the Tenements, was also produced as a silent picture. Mr. Goldwyn saw potential in Yezierska’s stories and novels and gave her a contract for the then huge sum of $100,000 to write screenplays, although the Hollywood lifestyle was a discouragement to her creativity and she returned to New York in the mid-20s, where she continued to write novels. Some of her other works include, Children of Loneliness, Bread Givers: A Struggle Between a Father of the Old World and a Daughter of the New, Arrogant Beggar, All I Could Never Be, an autobiographical novel entitled Red Ribbon on a White Horse: My Story, etc. (Inventory #: 15304J)
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