Zoom Coming to America: Enemies a Love Story
Wednesday, September 2, 2020
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Explore the themes of immigration to America, primarily through the lens of Yiddish Literature in Translation in these reading groups.
This is a live program that will be conducted via Zoom, a free online video conferencing
platform. Registration is required. On the day of the program, we will email you with the link to join the live program. You are not required to have a Zoom account . If you would like to create a free account though, you may do so at https://zoom.us/signup.
Please contact Amy Carroll at Acarroll@cc-pl.org with any questions.
Enemies a Love Story
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 naviages 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
September 2nd-Enemies, A Love Story by Isaac Bashevis Singer
September 30th- A Jewish Refugee in New York by Kadya Molodovsky
The final reading will feature a book about Nigerian immigrants.
October 28th- Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
A guest speaker will be announced at a later date.
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.
Carrico/Fort Thomas Branch