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November 2010

Enemies: A Love Story
by Issac Bashevis Singer 







THU NOV. 18 4:00 - 5:00 p.m. Radcliff Center RC 645
MON NOV. 22 6:30 - 7:30 p.m.
Bradner Library
L 105
TUE NOV. 23 1:30 - 2:30 p.m. Radcliff Center RC 645


Almost before he knows it, Herman Broder, refugee and survivor of World War II, has three wives: Yadwiga, the Polish peasant who hid him from the Nazis; Masha, his beautiful and neurotic true love; and Tamara, his first wife, miraculously returned from the dead. Astonished by each new complication, and yet resigned to a life of evasion, Herman navigates a crowded, Yiddish New York with a sense of perpetually impending doom. The first of Singer's novels to be set in America, Enemies, A Love Story tells an unexpected and moving tale.


Isaac Bashevis Singer (1904 - 1991) emigrated to New York from Poland in 1935 and found work with the Jewish Daily Forward. Author of many novels, collections of short stories, essays, and books for children, he was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1978. His fiction, depicting Jewish life in Poland and the United States  is remarkable for its rich blending of irony, wit, and wisdom, flavored distinctively with the occult and the grotesque.


Compiled by Wayne Pricer, Schoolcraft College Librarian

1. PBS American Masters: About Isaac Bashevis Singer

2. The Library of America Presents: Isaac Bashevis Singer

3. WBUR Online Arts: The Centennial Anniversary of Isaac Bashevis Singer 1904-2004: Essays, Photos, Interviews, and Readings

4. The Paris Review: Isaac Bashevis Singer, The Art of Fiction (Interview)

5. The Nobel Prize in Literature 1978: Isaac Bashevis Singer

6. YouTube Video Clip from Isaac in America: A Journey with Isaac Bashevis Singer (PBS 1987)

7. The Salon Interview with Isaac Bashevis Singer (Final Interview)

8. The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum: Holocast Fiction

9. University of Minnesota: Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies


We would like to hear from you! What did you think of Enemies, A Love Story? Please e-mail your thoughts, comments, and questions to:

Deb Bee,
Oct 29, 2010, 9:35 AM