Red Ribbon on a White Horse

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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.
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Overview

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.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780892551248
  • Publisher: Persea Books
  • Publication date: 10/20/2004
  • Edition description: Revised Edition
  • Pages: 228
  • Sales rank: 961,992
  • Product dimensions: 5.30 (w) x 8.00 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author

Anzia Yezierska (1882-1970) emigrated from Poland to the United States in 1890. Her books include Bread Givers, How I Found America: Collected Stories, The Open Cage,
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Table of Contents

Introduction 11
Part 1
Chapter I Hester Street 25
Chapter II Tiled Bathroom of My Own 36
Chapter III The Picture of the Century 41
Chapter IV Important People 56
Chapter V The Myth That Made Hollywood 63
Chapter VI Not a Woman--Not a Writer 71
Chapter VII My Life--A Column a Day 75
Chapter VIII A Cat in the Bag 83
Chapter IX Poor People 88
Part 2
Chapter I All Whom I Ever Loved 101
Chapter II End of a Dream 114
Chapter III A Woman of Letters 120
Chapter IV My Last Hollywood Script 129
Part 3
Chapter I The Silent Years 137
Chapter II The New Poor 145
Chapter III Relief 149
Chapter IV Working for the Government 156
Chapter V The New Society of Arts and Letters 161
Chapter VI Fellowship of Necessity 165
Chapter VII Selling New York to the World 172
Chapter VIII Wordage Machine 176
Chapter IX Payday 182
Chapter X Jeremiah's "Dybbuk" 193
Chapter XI Bread and Wine in the Wilderness 198
Chapter XII Red Ribbon on a White Horse 215
Afterword 221
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