The Open Cage
Selected and with an Introduction by Alice Kessler-Harris
Afterword by Louise Levitas Henriksen
In evoking the joy and pain of the Jewish immigrant experience, Anzia Yezierska has no peer. Her stories, written from the 1920s to the 1960s, immortalized the lives of Jews of New York City’s Lower East Side.
The Open Cage collects sixteen of her best stories and excerpts from her autobiography to illustrate her extraordinary storytelling gift as well as her personal experience as an immigrant woman.
“Intensely personal stories and recollections... tightly and effectively told.... Her stories of old age hit the mark...”
—The New York Times
“Magnificently selected and organized.... Yezierska’s work [is] a unique literary contribution to the history of women in this country,”
Anzia Yezierska (ca. 1882-1970) is the author of many stories and novels about New York's immigrant Jews, including Bread Givers and How I Found America, and the memoir Red Ribbon on a White Horse.
Paperback / $9.95 (Can $14.00) / ISBN 978-0-89255-036-4 / 00 pages / Fiction / Autobiography