Some of the most strong short-story writers of the 20 th century, Isaac Babel expressed his experience of internal clash via demanding stories that explored the contradictions of Russian society. even if reflecting on anti-Semitism in tales equivalent to "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 historical past. His masterpiece, "Red Cavalry," set within the Soviet-Polish struggle, is without doubt one of the classics of recent fiction. via turns flamboyant and restricted, this number 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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