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Red Cavalry and Other Stories (Penguin Classics)

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ISBN13: 9780140449976
ISBN10: 0140449973
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One of the most powerful short-story writers of the twentieth century, Isaac Babel expressed his sense of inner conflict through disturbing tales that explored the contradictions of Russian society. Whether reflecting on anti-Semitism in stories such as "Story of My Dovecote" and "First Love," or depicting Jewish gangsters in his native Odessa, Babel’s eye for the comical laid bare the ironies of history. His masterpiece, "Red Cavalry," set in the Soviet-Polish war, is one of the classics of modern fiction. By turns flamboyant and restrained, this collection of Babel’s best-known stories vividly expresses the horrors of his age.

  • Translation based on the complete, original text taken from an unexpurgated Russian edition

About the Author

Isaac Babel (1894–1941) was a short-story writer, playwright, and correspondent with the Red Army forces during the Russian civil war. He died in a Soviet gulag in 1941.

Efraim Sicher teaches at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev.

David McDuff has translated works by Tolstoy and Dostoyevsky for Penguin Classics.

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lukas, September 9, 2014 (view all comments by lukas)
A protege of Maxim Gorky, Isaac Babel was a Jewish, Russian short story writer who was executed during the Stalin era. His masterpiece is this collection of interconnected short stories, based on his experiences during the Soviet-Polish War. Brutal, unflinching, and yet nuanced and ironic at the same time, these are some of the best stories to come out of the Soviet era and an essential text for fans of Russian literature. This edition also features autobiographical stories, stories about Jewish gangster set in his hometown of Odessa, and an essay by Lionel Trilling.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780140449976
Editor:
Sicher, Efraim
Translator:
McDuff, David
Translator:
McDuff, David
Editor:
Sicher, Efraim
Author:
McDuff, David
Author:
Babel, Isaac
Author:
Sicher, Efraim
Publisher:
Penguin Books
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Short Stories (single author)
Subject:
Babel', I
Subject:
Classics
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Edition Description:
Revised
Series:
Penguin Classics
Publication Date:
20060131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Pages:
400
Dimensions:
7.76x5.20x.98 in. .66 lbs.
Age Level:
from 18

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