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Enemies

A Love Story
Singer, Isaac Bashevis (Book - 1972 )
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
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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. Copyright © Libri GmbH. All rights reserved.
Authors: Singer, Isaac Bashevis, 1904-1991
Title: Enemies
a love story
Publisher: New York, Farrar, Straus and Giroux [1972]
Characteristics: 280 p.,22 cm.
Notes: "First published in The Jewish daily forward in 1966 under the title 'Sonim, di Geshichte fun a Liebe.'"
Audience: 720
ISBN: 0374148309
0374515220
Subject Headings: Holocaust survivors New York (State) New York Fiction. Married people New York (State) New York Fiction.
Topical Term: Holocaust survivors
Married people
LCCN: 78189337
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Dec 22, 2013
  • lukasevansherman rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

Though best know for his short stories, Polish-born Nobel laureate Isaac Bashevis Singer wrote novels as well and this is probably his most famous. It's the story of a Holocaust survivor who juggles three women in NYC and was later made into a film. Part of the amazing post-war wave of terrific Jewish writers (Roth, Bellow, Malamud, Mailer).

Nov 06, 2011
  • teamkern rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Isaac Singer is perhaps my favorite modern author. And Enemies, A Love Story is my favorite of his books. I can't read it without growing up a little more with each page.

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