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Salome of the Tenements

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Salome of the Tenements by Anzia Yezierska
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Salome of the Tenements shocked many critics and writers when first published in 1923, 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 Jewish immigrant Rose Pastor's fairytale romance with the millionaire socialist Graham Stokes. It also reflects Yezierska's own aborted romance with the famous educator John Dewey. Yezierska's passionate but cynical novel poses oppositions such as cultural type/stereotype, passion/reason, and ethnic identity/assimilation, and it resonates powerfully to the contemporary reader.
Release date Australia
January 1st, 1996
Country of Publication
United States
Imprint
University of Illinois Press
Pages
216
Dimensions
140x203x18
ISBN-13
9780252064357
Product ID
3656533

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