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Collected Stories

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From the early Soviet period, the impassioned short fiction of the great Russian-Jewish writer

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.

"Amazing not only as literature but as biography." Richard Bernstein, The New York Times

"Marvelously subtle, tragic, and often comic." James Wood, The New Republic

Synopsis:

A newly translated collection of stories. His desire to remain faithful to his Jewish roots and yet to be free of them gives Babel a duality of vision, which infuses his work with a powerful energy, from the earliest tales.

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.'

Table of Contents

Introduction

Early Stories
Old Shloyme
Ilya Isaakovich and Margarita Prokofyevna
Shabbos Nakhamu

"Autobiographical" Stories
Childhood. At Grandmother's
The Story of My Dovecot
First Love
In the Basement
DiGrasso
Guy de Maupassant
The Journey

Red Cavalry
Crossing the Zbrucz
The Catholic Church in Novograd
A Letter
The Konzapas Commander
Pan Apolek
The Sun of Italy
Gedali
My First Goose
The Rebbe
The Way to Brody
The Theory of the Tachanka
The Death of Dolgushov
Kombrig 2
Sashka Christ
The Life Story of Pavlichenko, Matvey Rodionych
The Cemetery in Kozin
Prischepa
The Story of a Horse
Konkin
Beresteczko
Salt
Evening Afonka Bida
At St. Valentine's
Squadron Commander Trunov
The Ivans
A Sequel to the Story of a Horse
The Widow
Zamosc
Treason
Czesniki
After the Battle
The Song
The Rebbe's Son
Argamak

Odessa Stories
The King
How It was Done in Odessa
Justice in Brackets
Lyubka Kózak
The Father
Sunset
The End of the Almshouse
Karl-Yankel

Notes
Textual Notes
Appendix: Lionel Trilling's introduction to the first English translation (1955) of Isaac Babel's Collected Stories

Product Details

ISBN:
9780140184624
Editor:
McDuff, David
Author:
McDuff, David
Author:
Sicher, Efraim
Author:
Morison, Walter
Author:
Babel, Isaac
Author:
McDuff, David
Publisher:
Penguin Classics
Location:
London, England ;
Subject:
General
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Novels and novellas
Subject:
Short Stories (single author)
Subject:
Continental european fiction (fictional works
Subject:
Russian & Former Soviet Union
Subject:
Short stories
Subject:
Babel', I
Subject:
Classics
Subject:
General Fiction
Series:
Penguin Twentieth Century Classics
Series Volume:
II
Publication Date:
19950301
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
400
Dimensions:
7.80x5.09x.75 in. .56 lbs.

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