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Yente Serdatzky (1877-1962) pursued her radical ideals and literary ambitions in turn-of-the-century Warsaw, and fled from persecution to New York City in 1906. Factory girls, tired peddlers, refugee intelligentsia and community activists populate her tales. Despite her talent, the reviews of her only book, Geklibene Shriftn (Collected Stories, 1913), were critical and misogynistic. Serdatzky stopped writing for several decades, but in the late 1940s she began to publish with the Nyu Yorker Vokhnblat and continued until her death in 1962.