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Anzia Yezierska , Alice Kessler-Harris
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14 July 2005
This masterwork of American immigrant literature is set in the 1920s on the Lower East Side of Manhattan and tells the story of Sara Smolinsky, the youngest daughter of an Orthodox rabbi, who rebels against her father's rigid conception of Jewish womanhood. Sarah's struggle towards independence and self-fulfillment resonates with a passion all can share. Beautifully redesigned page for page with the previous editions, Bread Givers is an essential historical work with enduring relevance.

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  • Paperback: 336 pages
  • Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company; 3rd edition (14 July 2005)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0892552905
  • ISBN-13: 978-0892552900
  • Product Dimensions: 20.1 x 13.2 x 2.8 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (13 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 34,709 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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I like this story very much. It reminds me of emmigrants that come to this country. Also reminds me about my sisters. It's very interesting because I learned a lot about emmigrants. I think that this book can motive many people in this country. Sara tried hard to become what she wanted. At the end when her mother died, she was sad because the last days she wasn't with her.When I read this story, it reminded me of my mother, that she is too old and I am far from her. I didn't like the father because he was thinking only about money. Sara was working hard in this country, and finally she found a man to love her and she was happy.
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Bread Givers is an essential book for any student of 20th C American Literature. Yezierska poignantly captures the multitude of feelings an obstacles any immigrant must face in the struggle to find where he/she fits in: the old world or the new. The first time I read Bread Givers, there were many nights I lied in bed awake at night, angry at the father for being so dominearing, angry at the daughters for being submissive. But through all the struggle betwixt in the pages, Bread Givers is a story of hope, of love, and of triumphance. You will not be dissapointed.
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While reading this novel I kept counting my blessing - feeling fortunate to be born in the late 20th century. The women in this story come to the U.S. for a chance to work and marry someone they love. Sounds simple but they struggle to obtain these goals AND show respect for their Torah fanatic father.
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Bread Givers is a simply written story, but it captures in depth what is was to be an immigrant in the early 1900's. Sara was an example to us all to be our own person and live our own lives. Sara displayed Yezierska's idea that it is not possible for am immigrant to become one hundred percent American. It would be immpossible to completely wipe out one's past. Different backgrounds are what make the United States such a unique country. Immigrants coming to the United States should not be forced to forget or abolish their own heritage, but they should adjust to the new life that they have gained, just as Sara Smolinsky did willingly, and her father, Reb Smolinsky, was forced to do in the end.
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Bread Givers is a simply written story, but it captures in depth what is was to be an immigrant in the early 1900's. Sara was an example to us all to be our own person and live our own lives. Sara displayed Yezierska's idea that it is not possible for an immigrant to become one hundred percent American. It would be impossible to completely wipe out one's past. Different backgrounds are what make the United States such a unique country. Immigrants coming to the United States should not be forced to forget or abolish their own heritage, but they should adjust to the new life that they have gained, just as Sara Smolinsky did willingly, and her father, Reb Smolinsky, was forced to do in the end.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Bread Givers is a masterwork. 12 Aug 1998
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Anzia Yezierska touches the core of the immigrant experience with this novel. Through the eyes of Sara Smolinsky, we learn to view the world for its possibilities, not its pitfalls. The novel is a series of contrasts. While Yezierska does not lead us to judge, Reb Smolinsky, Masha the "empty-headed", and several of the secondary characters, evoke very strong sentiments in the reader. While we empathize with the family's plight, and support the independence of "blood and iron" Sara, we cannot help but feel for the comparatively weak characters. This novel is a very quick and easy read. Highly recommended.
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This is one of those books I read as a class reading assignment, so I felt "forced". But as I read it, I realized I was 5 sessions ahead of the class. It's a book you cannot put down. This is a book that shows us what it means to work your way to the top, to have will and determination to make something of yourself, and to pursue your goals. It makes us appreciate the wise ways of the past generation, although they may not always be favorable ways today !! It is a book I will never forget !! Please get a copy NOW !!!
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