Coming to America: Enemies, A Love Story by Isaac Bashevis Singer

Tuesday, March 24, 2020
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

 

Explore the themes of immigration to America, primarily through the lens of Yiddish Literature in Translation in these reading groups.

 

Enemies, A Love Story by Isaac Bashevis Singer

by Isaac Bashevis Singer

Isaac Bashevis Singer was a Polish-American writer in Yiddish, awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1978. In this book, 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.

“Coming to America” Reading Groups for Public Libraries

Coming to America will comprise of reading groups to discuss the themes of immigration with a final installment featuring a guest speaker.

The first three reading groups feature books of Yiddish Literature in Translation

February 25th- Motl The Cantor’s Son by Sholem Aleichem

March 24th- Enemies, A Love Story by Isaac Bashevis Singer

April 28th- A Jewish Refugee in New York by Kadya Molodovsky

 

The final reading will feature a book about Nigerian immigrants.

Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

 

The guest speaker will be announced at a later date.

 

Thanks!

Thank you to the Yiddish Book Center for facilitating this series.  The Yiddish Book Center’s “Coming to America”  Reading Groups for Public Libraries is made possible by a gift from Sharon Karmazin.

 

 

 

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