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Isaac Babel

3 contributions found for Russian Life and/or Chtenia.

Isaac Babel (1894-1940) was a journalist, playwright, translator and short story writer whose works include the masterpieces Red Cavalry and The Odessa Tales. He was loyal to the communist party but did not restrain from criticizing it. As a result of his long-term affair with the wife of NKVD chief Nikolai Yezhov, Babel was arrested in 1939 and executed in a Soviet prison in 1940, after confessing falsely to being a foreign spy and Trotskyite.


Crossing the Zbrucz

Chtenia: Winter 2016

Author: Isaac Babel
Translator: Boris Dralyuk

Gedali

Chtenia: Winter 2016

Author: Isaac Babel
Translator: Boris Dralyuk

The Song

Chtenia: Fall 2015
Babel’s “The Song” comes from his Red Cavalry cycle, a volume of short stories about the Polish-Soviet War (1919-1921). As in many of these pieces, Babel contrasts the narrator’s intellectual, poetic outlook with the brutalities and horrors of war.
Author: Isaac Babel
Translator: Peter Constantine