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Salome of the Tenements


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Anzia Yezierska was a sweatshop worker and laundress before becoming a successful novelist. Two of her seven works of fiction, including Salome of the Tenements, were made into motion pictures. Gay Wilentz, an associate professor of English at East Carolina University, is the author of Binding Cultures: Black Women Writers in Africa and the Diaspora.


"Both a biting critique of the liberal paternalism of the Progressive era and a utopian vision of assimilation and upward mobility." --The Nation

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