Yezierska, Anzia (1885 – 1970)

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Pertinent Archives:

Boston University, Mugar Memorial Library, Special Collections (correspondence, manuscripts of short stories, articles, a lecture, chapters of Red Ribbon on a White Horse, copies of stories and articles, The New York Times tearsheets of book reviews by her, reviews of her books, articles about her, and publicity items) (

The New York Public Library, Manuscripts and Archives (typescript of “Shut Out,” a short story that was probably not published) (

Western Jewish History Center (correspondence, manuscripts, and published articles of Yezierska) (



Legacy References:


Friedman, Natalie. “Marriage and the Immigrant Narrative: Anzia Yezierska’s Salome of the Tenements.” Legacy 22.2 (2005): 176-86. [LION]

Patterson, Martha. “Review of eds. Lisa Botshon and Meredith Goldsmith’s Middlebrow Moderns: Popular American Women Writers of the 1920s.” Legacy 21.1 (2004): 104. [LION]

Pfaelzer, Jean. “Discourses of Women and Class: Subjection, Subversion, and Subjectivity.” Legacy 16.1 (1999): 1-10. [GW][LION]

Ungar, Cara-Lynn. “Discourses of Class and the New Jewish Working Woman in Anzia Yezierska’s Arrogant Beggar.” Legacy16.1 (1999): 82-92. [GW] [LION]