Red Cavalry and Other Stories (Penguin Classics)

Red Cavalry and Other Stories (Penguin Classics)


essentially the most robust short-story writers of the 20 th century, Isaac Babel expressed his experience of internal clash via traumatic stories that explored the contradictions of Russian society. no matter if reflecting on anti-Semitism in tales reminiscent of "Story of My Dovecote" and "First Love," or depicting Jewish gangsters in his local Odessa, Babel’s eye for the comical laid naked the ironies of background. His masterpiece, "Red Cavalry," set within the Soviet-Polish battle, is without doubt one of the classics of recent fiction. via turns flamboyant and restricted, this choice of Babel’s best-known tales vividly expresses the horrors of his age. This translation is predicated at the entire, unique textual content taken from an unexpurgated Russian edition.

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