Isaac Bashevis Singer: Enemies, A Love Story

(Fiction, 280 pp. Yiddish, 1966; English translation, 1972)

Like no other love story you might have read before, this tale of a Holocaust survivor and his three wives in 1950s New York City is presented with humor and pathos in Singer’s ironic style.

  • ReviewKirkus
  • Profile by Linda Matchan, Boston Globe, August 25, 1985
  • Review (of film adaptation) by Sanford Drob, Jewish Review, March 1990
  • Review (of film adaptation) by Hal Hinson, Washington Post, January 19, 1990
  • Essay by Anita Norich, “Isaac Bashevis Singer in America: A Translation Problem,” Judaism, Spring 1995
  • Phyllis Malamud interviews Isaac Singer, October 1978
  • Harold Flender interviews Isaac Singer, Fall 1968
  • Biographical sketch
  • Video excerpt from “Isaac in America” (7 min.)
  • Audio excerpt: Studs Terkel interviews Isaac Singer (6 min.)
  • Biographical sketch
  • Essay by Ilan Stavans, “Singer’s Typewriter… and mine”