The classic, unforgettable memoir of a young girl's coming of age, Bronx Primitive recalls the vitality of an immigrant neighborhood through the unsentimental eyes of a child. With an unerring eye for detail and an iridescent, clear-eyed prose, Kate Simon captures the particular world of her childhood as well as the universal uncertainties and triumphs of a young girl on the threshold of womanhood.
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Memoir by Kate Simon, published in 1982. It evokes working-class Jewish immigrant life in the Bronx during the early 20th century. (1986) and Etchings in an Hourglass (1990) were later installments in Simon's autobiography. -- The Merriam-Webster Encylopedia of LiteratureFrom Library Journal:
Simon's 1982 memoir made several best books lists. It follows her own life as an immigrant child growing into adolescence in the Bronx. This remains for "general readers and mature YAs" (LJ 5/1/82).
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Book Description Viking Adult, 1982. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P110670192392
Book Description Viking Adult, 1982. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0670192392