Red Cavalry and Other Stories

Red Cavalry and Other Stories


Introduction by:
Editor: Efraim Sicher
Translator:
Notes by: Efraim Sicher

Format
Paperback
Price
$16.00
 
  • Paperback
  • ISBN 9780140449976
  • 400 Pages
  • Penguin Classics
  • Adult

Overview

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. This translation is based on the complete, original text taken from an unexpurgated Russian edition.

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Red Cavalry and Other Stories

Red Cavalry and Other Stories

Isaac Babel, Introduction by: David McDuff, Editor: Efraim Sicher, Translator: David McDuff, Notes by: Efraim Sicher

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