How women write women

Anzia Yezierska (1880-1970)

Salome of the Tenements

Good lord, this book should replace, or at least accompany, Madame Bovary in all academic curricula.

It’s a study of the difference between how men (Gustave Flaubert) think women (Emma Bovary) behave, and how women (Anzia Yezierska) know that women (Sonya Vrunsky) actually behave.