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“While Yezierska’s writing stands in sharp contrast to the quantity of fiction by middle- and upper-class white women writers so prevalent in the late nineteenth century and early twentieth, what is particularly interesting about Arrogant Beggar is that it focuses more directly on class than do most of her novels. Katherine Stubbs’s introduction is comprehensive, helpful, beautifully written, and convincing—a model of scholarship and insight.”—Linda Wagner-Martin, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill — N/A
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Anzia Yezierska (1880?–1970) is the author of many books, including the novels Bread Givers (1925), Hungry Hearts (1920), and Salome of the Tenements (1923). Katherine Stubbs is Assistant Professor of English at Colby College.
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