Books: Memories of a Polish Boyhood

IN MY FATHER'S COURT by Isaac Bashevis Singer. 307 pages. Farrar, Straus & Giroux. $5.50.

"There are still mysterious forces at work in the world," says Isaac Bashevis Singer. Dipping his pen in an inkwell of wonders, he has drawn out, in his demonic, forceful fiction (The Family Moskat, The Magician of Lublin, Short Friday), a fantastic and various vision of Eastern Europe's vanished Jewry. His work has already commandingly established him as the greatest living master of Yiddish prose and as one of the enduring leaders among U.S. novelists. Now 61, he has...

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