How did Hungry Hearts by Anzia Yezierska affect American Jewry? Did her book affect the immigrant experience? What did people think when it was published?
Hungry Hearts, published in 1920, was her first collection of short stories to be published. It received wide critical acclaim. Anzia was offered $10,000.00 by MGM for the film rights to the stories and a job with MGM to assist in writing the screenplay.
Immigration was steadily increasing during this time, and WASP Americans were suspicious of the strangers moving to...
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