At New York’s Tenement Museum, panelists discussed the still-relevant meaning of Yezierska’s novel about an immigrant Jewish family on the Lower East Side
They lie. They cheat. The treat their kids terribly. This Father’s Day, be thankful your own dad is such a mensch.
With Lionel Trilling and Robert Giroux cheerleading, Sam Astrachan had a stellar future. Then the glimmer faded.
What a 1942 essay contest revealed about immigrants’ lives, in the Old World and the New