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?

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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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