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A YOUNG MAN IN SEARCH OF LOVE by Isaac Bashevis Singer

Doubleday; 177 pages; $12.95

The world has vanished; Jewish Poland went up in the smoke of the Holocaust. All that remains in the minds of most readers is some pictures, histories—and the imperishable memoirs of Isaac Bashevis Singer. In this brief, exalted account of his youth and his country's decline, the author summons memories of Warsaw when intellectuals argued the merits of Marxism, Zionism, atheism and love—above and below all, love. The preternaturally shy Isaac had his difficulties with older women and...

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