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John and Anzia an American romance by Norma Rosen

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Published by Syracuse University Press in Syracuse, N.Y .
Written in English



  • Biographical fiction.


  • Dewey, John, 1859-1952 -- Fiction.,
  • Yezierska, Anzia, 1880?-1970 -- Fiction.,
  • Women authors -- Fiction.,
  • Philosophers -- Fiction.,
  • Biographical fiction.

Book details:

Edition Notes

StatementNorma Rosen.
SeriesThe library of modern Jewish literature
LC ClassificationsPS3568.077 J64 1997
The Physical Object
Paginationx, 177 p. ;
Number of Pages177
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL1004055M
ISBN 100815604513
LC Control Number96043755

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Rosen (At the Center) bases her love story on archival evidence that renowned philosopher and teacher John Dewey had an affair in with a Polish immigrant half his age, Anzia Yezierska. Based on a true story, this narrative recounts the year-long love affair between the writer Anzia Yezierska and the "commonsense philosopher", John Dewey. Genre/Form: Biographical fiction Romance fiction Fiction Love stories: Additional Physical Format: Online version: Rosen, Norma. John and Anzia. New York: Dutton, © Mary V. Dearborn is the author of MAILER: A BIOGRAPHY, as well as biographies of Henry Miller, John Dewey and Anzia Yezierska, and Louise Bryant. Dearborn holds a doctorate in English and Comparative Literature from Columbia University, where she was a Mellon Fellow in the Humanities. Dearborn currently resides in New York.3/5(1).

This book is an interpretation of the secret love affair between Anzia Yezierska, the young Jewish immigrant writer and America's patrician philosopher, John Dewey. The book draws on historical research, the writing of Yezierska and the 80 virtually unknown /5. Anzia Yezierska. Anzia. Yezierska. “My one story is hunger.”. So declared the protagonist of Anzia Yezierska’s novel Children of Loneliness (). Having immigrated with her family from Eastern Europe, Yezierska chronicled the hunger of her generation of newly arrived Jewish Americans around the turn of . Salome of the Tenements (Radical Novel Reconsidered) Anzia Yezierska. Salome of the Tenements shocked many critics and writers when first published in , 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. 4. Letters to John Apple and Friends. XII. Manuscript A. By Other al Dissertation by Harriet Sigerman at Amherst, Aug. a. "The Hungry Heart of Anzia Yezierska. A Writer's Journey From Shtetl Childhood To Literary Fame", pg 2. Research notes on AY by LLH for her book "Anzia Yesierska, A Writer's Life". Size: 3MB.

Anzia Yezierska, the youngest of nine children, was born into poverty circa in Russian Poland. Her family immigrated to the Lower East Side of Manhattan around Immigration officials used the oldest child's name, Mayer, as the last name of the family and switched Anzia's name to Harriet, and so she became Hattie Mayer/5. Anzia Yezierska was a Jewish-American novelist born in Mały Płock, Poland, which was then part of the Russian Empire. She emigrated as a child with her parents to the United States and lived in the immigrant neighborhood of the Lower East Side of : 29 October , Mały Płock, Congress . An engaging account of arrange-but-true love between two early 20th-century American literary lights. Dearborn (Pocohantas's Daughters: Gender and Ethnicity in American Culture, ) of Columbia Univ. brings strong narrative instincts and a delicate feminist touch to this profile of the short but smoldering affair between Polish immigrant-turned-novelist Yezierska and renowned educator. The information about At the Center of the Storm shown above was first featured in "The BookBrowse Review" - BookBrowse's online-magazine that keeps our members abreast of notable and high-profile books publishing in the coming weeks. In most cases, the reviews are necessarily limited to those that were available to us ahead of publication. If you are the publisher or author of this book and.