Let’s Talk About It: Bread Givers

Posted on February 13, 2012. Filed under: Event |

book cover for Bread Givers

Oakton Community College Library in Skokie is hosting a book discussion about the book Bread Givers.

February 22, Wednesday, 7-8:30 p.m.
Oakton Community College
Skokie Campus
Room P103

Join Benjamin Goluboff, associate professor of English and winner of the “great teacher award” at Lake Forest College, for this second in a five – part series focusing on the theme: Fathers and Daughters in a Changing World

Class sessions are comprised of readings, lectures and engaging group discussions.

Bread Givers
by Anzia Yezierska

“Set on New York’s Lower East Side during the 1920s, this is the moving story of a young woman’s struggle to free herself from the traditional female role in an Orthodox Jewish family and society. Sara Smolinksy, the youngest daughter of a rabbi, watches as her father marries off her sisters into dire circumstances, and she vows to escape this fate. She leaves home, takes a job as an ironer, and rents a room with a door: “This door was life. It was air. The bottom starting-point of becoming a person.” Sara’s rebellion and her struggle for self-fulfillment — for education, work, and a marriage based on love — resonates with a passionate intensity all can share” (Enriched Content Provided by Syndetics).

-posted by Gretchen Schneider


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