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Red Ribbon on a White Horse

Red Ribbon on a White Horse

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The autobiography of the important Jewish immigrant novelist.

Here is Anzia Yezierska's life story, from the Polish ghetto to the sweatshops of New York's Lower East Side, from success as a writer in Hollywood in the 1920s to disillusionment and a return to poverty. With courage and emotion, Yezierska reveals what success and failure felt like and what they meant to her, as a woman and as an artist.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780892551248
Publisher: Persea Books
Publication date: 10/20/2004
Edition description: Revised Edition
Pages: 228
Product dimensions: 5.30(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

Anzia Yezierska (1882-1970)was born in Poland and came to the Lower
East Side of New York with her family in 1890 when she was nine years old. By the 1920s she had risen out of poverty and become a successful writer of stories, novels—all autobiographical—and an autobiography, Red Ribbon on a White
Horse (Persea). Her novel Bread
Givers (Persea) is considered a classic of Jewish American fiction. Her acclaimed books also includeHow I Found America: Collected Stories and The Open Cage. She died in 1970.

Table of Contents

Part 1
Chapter IHester Street25
Chapter IITiled Bathroom of My Own36
Chapter IIIThe Picture of the Century41
Chapter IVImportant People56
Chapter VThe Myth That Made Hollywood63
Chapter VINot a Woman--Not a Writer71
Chapter VIIMy Life--A Column a Day75
Chapter VIIIA Cat in the Bag83
Chapter IXPoor People88
Part 2
Chapter IAll Whom I Ever Loved101
Chapter IIEnd of a Dream114
Chapter IIIA Woman of Letters120
Chapter IVMy Last Hollywood Script129
Part 3
Chapter IThe Silent Years137
Chapter IIThe New Poor145
Chapter IIIRelief149
Chapter IVWorking for the Government156
Chapter VThe New Society of Arts and Letters161
Chapter VIFellowship of Necessity165
Chapter VIISelling New York to the World172
Chapter VIIIWordage Machine176
Chapter IXPayday182
Chapter XJeremiah's "Dybbuk"193
Chapter XIBread and Wine in the Wilderness198
Chapter XIIRed Ribbon on a White Horse215

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