Books: Kosher Candida

THE STORMY LIFE OF LASIK ROIT-SCHWANTZ (311 pp.)—llya Ehrenburq—Polyg/ot Library ($5.95). llya Ehrenburg has spent half a lifetime as court jester to a regime with no sense of humor. In the Communist world, few have rivaled Ehrenburg's talent as a journalist-propagandist, but before he donned the chameleon motley of Soviet apologist-in-chief, he had a better story to tell. That story, partly his own. is embedded in an almost unknown novel, unpublished in the Soviet Union, called The Stormy Life of Lasik Roitschwantz, which Ehrenburg wrote in 1927 when he had taken a...

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