In My Father's Court

In My Father's Court

by Isaac Bashevis Singer

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Like Isaac Bashevis Singer's fiction, this poignant memoir of his childhood in the household and rabbinical court of his father is full of spirits and demons, washerwomen and rabbis, beggars and rich men. This rememberance of Singer's pious father, his rational yet adoring mother, and the never-ending parade of humanity that marched through their home is a portrait of a magnificent writer's childhood self and of the world, now gone, that formed him.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780374505929
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Publication date: 10/01/1991
Edition description: First Edition
Pages: 320
Sales rank: 635,280
Product dimensions: 5.42(w) x 8.27(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

Isaac Bashevis Singer (1904-91) was the author of many novels, stories, children's books, and memoirs. He was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1978.

Date of Birth:

July 14, 1904

Date of Death:

July 24, 1991

Place of Birth:

Radzymin, Poland

Place of Death:

Surfside, Florida


Attended Tachkemoni Rabbinical Seminary in Warsaw, Poland, 1920-27

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