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Isaac Babel (1894–1940)

Forfatter af Collected Stories

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Isaac Babel was born in Odessa, Russia, in 1894. He won early success with stories about his native Odessa and about the exploits of the Bolshevik cavalry in the Polish campaign of 1920-21. During the 1930s his output was small, but his talent remained undiminished. He was arrested in May 1939 vis mere during the Great Purge, and his manuscripts were confiscated. His exact fate remains unknown. Although Babel's reputation was restored in 1956, he was still published only occasionally in the Soviet Union-the very strong Jewish element in his stories, as well as the ambiguous positions he took on war and revolution, made his stories uncomfortable for Soviet authorities. For a Russian reader, the Odessa Tales (1916) are particularly exotic. Their protagonists, members of the city's Jewish underworld, are presented in romantic, epic terms. The Red Cavalry stories are noted for their account of the horrors of war. In both cycles Babel relies on precisely constructed short plots, on paradox of situation and of character response, and on nonstandard, captivating language-be it the combination of Yiddish, slang, and standard Russian in the Odessa Tales or of uneducated Cossack speech and standard Russian in the Red Cavalry cycle. The result of such features is a prose heritage rare in the history of Russian literature. Isaac Babel passed away in 1941. (Bowker Author Biography) Isaac Babel was born on July 13, 1894 in Odessa, Russia, to a middle-class Jewish family. He attended the Institute of Business Studies. His life was filled with persecution, which greatly influenced his writing. During the civil war that followed the Russian Revolution, Babel served as a soldier in Poland. This experience provided him with material for Red Cavalry, a collection of his stories. Later, in the Odessa Tales, published in 1931, Babel drew on his Jewish heritage to create colorful and memorable characters. As with many great artists in Russia, Babel's creative style was unpopular with the Stalin regime. Babel admitted to a long association with Trotskyites, but denied this testimony at his trial. He was ultimately found guilty of espionage and shot in Moscow in 1939, although, nearly a year later, his wife and the general public were told that he died in a labor camp. (Bowker Author Biography) vis mindre
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Værker af Isaac Babel

Collected Stories (1929) 1,066 eksemplarer, 15 anmeldelser
Red Cavalry (1926) 774 eksemplarer, 23 anmeldelser
The Complete Works of Isaac Babel (2002) 499 eksemplarer, 3 anmeldelser
Odessa Tales (1931) 286 eksemplarer, 11 anmeldelser
Red Cavalry and Other Stories (Penguin Classics) (2005) 183 eksemplarer, 2 anmeldelser
1920 diary (1989) 157 eksemplarer, 4 anmeldelser
You Must Know Everything (1966) 106 eksemplarer, 1 anmeldelse
Lyubka the Cossack and Other Stories (1963) 67 eksemplarer, 1 anmeldelse
Benya Krik, the Gangster and Other Stories (1948) 58 eksemplarer, 1 anmeldelse
Quatre contes russos (2009) 43 eksemplarer
The Golden Age of Soviet Theatre (Penguin Classics) (1990) — Bidragyder — 40 eksemplarer
Cuentos de Odesa y otros relatos (1972) 23 eksemplarer, 1 anmeldelse
De geschiedenis van een paard (2013) 17 eksemplarer
Избранное (1983) 13 eksemplarer
Toneel 13 eksemplarer
Récits d'Odessa et autres récits (1999) 13 eksemplarer
The Essential Fictions (2017) 12 eksemplarer
Odessa (1967) 11 eksemplarer
Maria: uma Peça e Cinco Histórias (2003) — Forfatter — 10 eksemplarer
Chroniques de l'an 18 et autres chroniques (1916) (1996) 10 eksemplarer, 1 anmeldelse
Verzameld werk verhalen en dagboekbladen (1979) 8 eksemplarer, 1 anmeldelse
How It Was Done in Odessa (1979) 8 eksemplarer
Benya Krik (1948) 8 eksemplarer
Brieven naar Brussel 1925-1939 (1970) 8 eksemplarer
Odessa lood ja teie novelle (2012) 8 eksemplarer
Stelle erranti 7 eksemplarer
Armata de cavalerie. Povestiri din Odesa (2005) 7 eksemplarer, 1 anmeldelse
Histoire de Mon Pigeonnier (2014) 6 eksemplarer
Dziennik 1920 (1990) 5 eksemplarer
Issac Babel's selected writings (2009) 5 eksemplarer
Prosa (1983) 5 eksemplarer
Traonto (1991) 4 eksemplarer
ODESSALAISIA JA MUITA NOVELLEJA (1926) 4 eksemplarer
Manoscritto da Odessa 4 eksemplarer, 4 anmeldelser
Four Stories (Russian Edition) (1965) 4 eksemplarer
Iszaak Babel művei (1986) 4 eksemplarer
Vremenu i sebi (1967) 3 eksemplarer
Solnedgång och andra noveller (1988) 3 eksemplarer
Historia jednego konia (1988) 3 eksemplarer
The forgotten prose (1978) 3 eksemplarer
Mes premiers honoraires (1972) 3 eksemplarer
My First Goose 3 eksemplarer, 1 anmeldelse
Stat'i i materialy 2 eksemplarer
Guy de Maupassant (1935) 2 eksemplarer
Utwory wybrane 2 eksemplarer
Journal pétersbourgeois (2013) 2 eksemplarer
Konarmia ; Dziennik 1920 (1999) 2 eksemplarer
Verhalen (Van Oorscot) 2 eksemplarer
Odessa Stories (1931) 2 eksemplarer
CONTOS ESCOLHIDOS, de Isaac Babel (2012) 2 eksemplarer
Isaak Babel. Izbrannoe (2000) 2 eksemplarer
Rusia. Volumen 2 — Bidragyder — 2 eksemplarer
Odessa (2019) 2 eksemplarer
Nello scantinato (2006) 2 eksemplarer
A Letter 2 eksemplarer, 1 anmeldelse
El despertar y otros relatos (1992) 2 eksemplarer
"First Love" 1 eksemplar
"The King" 1 eksemplar
Sumrak (1979) 1 eksemplar
In the Basement 1 eksemplar
Dziennik 1920 1 eksemplar
Prosa 1 eksemplar
Lovashadsereg 1 eksemplar
Babel Isaac 1 eksemplar
Le storie di Odessa 1 eksemplar
Werke, Zweiter Band 1 eksemplar, 1 anmeldelse
オデッサ物語 (1995) 1 eksemplar
El despertar 1 eksemplar
Odessa stories 1 eksemplar
Kızıl Süvariler 1 eksemplar
Salt 1 eksemplar, 1 anmeldelse
Odesskie rasskazy (2014) 1 eksemplar
CONTOS SOVIÉTICOS 1 eksemplar
Dolgushov’s Death 1 eksemplar, 1 anmeldelse
"The Sin of Jesus" 1 eksemplar
Werke, Erster Band 1 eksemplar, 1 anmeldelse
Odesskie rasskazy. Konarmija (2020) 1 eksemplar
Punainen ratsuväki 1 eksemplar
"Pan Apolek" 1 eksemplar
Siete relatos 1 eksemplar
Contos de Odessa 1 eksemplar
So wurde es in Odessa gemacht. (1979) 1 eksemplar
Lioubka la cosaque 1 eksemplar
Lyubka the Cossack (1963) 1 eksemplar
Benya Krik 1 eksemplar
Werke : Zweiter Band (1973) 1 eksemplar
Werke : Erster Band (1973) 1 eksemplar
Early Stories 1 eksemplar
The Odessa Stories 1 eksemplar
caballeria roja (2011) 1 eksemplar
Entre chien et loup / Marie (1970) 1 eksemplar
Rytterarmeen (2023) 1 eksemplar
Utwory odnalezione 1 eksemplar
Maloe sobranie sochinenij (2014) 1 eksemplar
Zwei Welten (1960) 1 eksemplar
Die traurige Strasse : (1965) 1 eksemplar
Rytterarméen 1 eksemplar
Nouvelles 1 eksemplar
L'armata a cavallo (2001) 1 eksemplar
El Despertar 1 eksemplar
Racconti di Odessa 1 eksemplar
Caballería roja (1901) 1 eksemplar
Verhalen 1913-1924 1 eksemplar
Collected Stories 1 eksemplar
Crvena konjica 1 eksemplar
Peterburg 1918 (1989) 1 eksemplar

Associated Works

The Story and Its Writer: An Introduction to Short Fiction (1983) — Bidragyder — 1,140 eksemplarer, 3 anmeldelser
My Mistress's Sparrow Is Dead (2008) — Bidragyder — 771 eksemplarer, 20 anmeldelser
In the Stacks: Short Stories about Libraries and Librarians (2002) — Bidragyder — 540 eksemplarer, 13 anmeldelser
The World of the Short Story: A 20th Century Collection (1986) — Bidragyder — 464 eksemplarer, 4 anmeldelser
The Penguin Book of War (1999) — Bidragyder — 456 eksemplarer, 1 anmeldelse
Best Short Stories of the Modern Age (1962) — Bidragyder, nogle udgaver337 eksemplarer, 4 anmeldelser
Great Jewish Short Stories (1963) — Forfatter, nogle udgaver240 eksemplarer, 1 anmeldelse
Russian Short Stories from Pushkin to Buida (2005) — Bidragyder — 223 eksemplarer, 2 anmeldelser
Sudden Fiction International: Sixty Short-Short Stories (1989) — Bidragyder — 213 eksemplarer
McSweeney's Issue 9 (McSweeney's Quarterly Concern): We Feel This One Is More Urgent (2002) — Bidragyder — 201 eksemplarer, 2 anmeldelser
Randall Jarrell's Book of Stories (1958) — Bidragyder — 147 eksemplarer, 1 anmeldelse
The Jewish caravan : great stories of twenty-five centuries (1935) — Bidragyder, nogle udgaver134 eksemplarer
Sudden Fiction (Continued): 60 New Short-Short Stories (1996) — Bidragyder — 133 eksemplarer, 1 anmeldelse
The Oxford Book of Jewish Stories (1998) — Bidragyder — 132 eksemplarer, 2 anmeldelser
Great Modern European Short Stories (1969) — Bidragyder — 113 eksemplarer, 1 anmeldelse
Magical Realist Fiction: An Anthology (1984) — Bidragyder — 113 eksemplarer, 1 anmeldelse
Great Soviet Short Stories (1962) — Bidragyder — 78 eksemplarer
A Golden Treasure of Jewish Literature (1937) — Bidragyder — 76 eksemplarer, 1 anmeldelse
Extreme Fiction: Fabulists and Formalists (2003) — Bidragyder — 51 eksemplarer
Found in Translation (2018) — Bidragyder, nogle udgaver37 eksemplarer
Modern Jewish stories (1963) — Bidragyder — 36 eksemplarer
A Cross of Centuries: Twenty-five Imaginative Tales About the Christ (2007) — Bidragyder — 28 eksemplarer, 2 anmeldelser
Escape: Stories of Getting Away (2002) — Bidragyder — 25 eksemplarer
One World of Literature (1992) — Bidragyder — 24 eksemplarer
Studies in Fiction (1965) — Bidragyder — 22 eksemplarer, 1 anmeldelse
Horse Stories (2012) — Bidragyder — 16 eksemplarer
14 Great Short Stories By Soviet Authors (1959) — Bidragyder — 15 eksemplarer
Russische liefdesverhalen (1961) — Forfatter — 12 eksemplarer
Russische verhalen (1965) — Bidragyder — 11 eksemplarer
Het derde Testament : Joodse verhalen (1995) — Bidragyder, nogle udgaver7 eksemplarer
Moderne joodse verhalen (1964) — Bidragyder — 7 eksemplarer
Penguin Modern Stories 4 (1970) — Bidragyder — 7 eksemplarer
De 43ste april : zeven verhalen op één thema (1961) — Bidragyder — 6 eksemplarer
Skaz: Masters of Russian Storytelling (2014) — Bidragyder — 5 eksemplarer
The Noble Savage 3 (1961) — Bidragyder — 5 eksemplarer
Russland das große Lesebuch (2017) — Bidragyder — 4 eksemplarer
Prachtig weer verhalen (1994) — Bidragyder — 3 eksemplarer
50 seltsame Geschichten — Bidragyder — 1 eksemplar
現代ソヴェト文学18人集〈第1〉… (1967) — Forfatter — 1 eksemplar
世界文学大系. 第93 (近代小説集 第3) — Bidragyder — 1 eksemplar
世界短編名作選〈ソビエト編〉 (1978年) (1978) — Bidragyder — 1 eksemplar
ロシア短篇24 (現代の世界文学) (1987) — Bidragyder — 1 eksemplar

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Kanonisk navn
Babel, Isaac
Juridisk navn
Бабель, Исаак Эммануилович
Babel, Isaak Emmanuïlovitsj
Andre navne
Babel, Isaak
Ljoetov, Kirill Vasiljevitsj
Fødselsdato
1894-07-13
Dødsdag
1940-01-27
Begravelsessted
Begraven, Massa Graf, Kerkhof Donskojklooster, Moskou, Rusland
Køn
male
Nationalitet
Rusland
Land (til kort)
Oekraïne
Fødested
Odessa, Russische Rijk
Dødssted
Butyrka gevangenis, Moskou, USSR
Dødsårsag
Firing squad
Bopæl
Odessa, Russische Rijk
Sint Petersburg, Russische Rijk
Uddannelse
Kiev Institute of Finance and Business
Erhverv
journalist
writer
literary translator
short story writer
playwright
diarist
Relationer
Gorky, Maksim (vriend)
Brown, Nathalie Babel (dochter)
Paustovskij, Konstantin (vriend)
Kort biografi
Isaac Babel was born to a Jewish family in Odessa, then part of the Russian Empire (present-day Ukraine). In 1911, Babel went to study economics and business at the Kiev Institute of Finance and Business Studies, receiving his degree in 1916. While finishing his studies in Kiev, he also enrolled in the Faculty of Law at the Psycho-Neurological Institute in St. Petersburg. At this time, he met Maxim Gorky, who welcomed Babel into a literary career by publishing a selection of his short stories in the November 1916 issue of his journal Letopis (Chronicle). Gorky's mentorship was a major coup for a fledgling author and assured his wider recognition. Babel also became a journalist, playwright, and literary translator. He is best known as the author of the acclaimed collections Red Cavalry (1920s) and Odessa Stories (1921-24). Stalin's Great Terror purges destroyed the lives and careers of many of Babel’s friends, and finally reached Babel himself. He was arrested by the Soviet secret police on May 15, 1939 on fabricated charges of terrorism and espionage, and executed on January 27, 1940.

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awful awful awful... that's all i have to say
½
 
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ZetaRiemann | Apr 4, 2024 |
slightly better than salt but not by enough! just not good
 
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ZetaRiemann | Apr 4, 2024 |
this wasn't offensively bad or anything compared to Salt and maybe it was slightly better than My First Goose but compared to literally everything else I've ever read it was trash. I hate Isaac Babel
 
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ZetaRiemann | Apr 4, 2024 |
Okay so for me at least this one did something kind of interesting with the blurred lines of whether it's more ethical to put somebody out of their misery when they ask you to or refuse to participate in someone else's death directly. I still hate Babel though.
 
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Andrew R. MacAndrew Translator and Afterword
Walter Morison Translator, Editor
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Val Vinokur Editor, Translator
Fritz Mierau Composer, Afterword
Bettina Kaibach Translator
Harry Burck Translator
Esa Adrian Translator
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Boris Dralyuk Translator
Froukje Slofstra Translator
Lionel Trilling Introduction
Nils Åke Nilsson Introduction
Monika Zgustová Translator
Oriol Maspons Photographer
Jacques Catteau Translator
Michael Dirda Introduction
Enric Mir Designer
Staffan Dahl Translator
Anna Montero Translator
H. T. Willetts Translator
Julia Pericacho Translator
Victor Kernbach Translator
Gerardo Escodín Translator
Silvia Serra Translator
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205
Also by
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Medlemmer
3,870
Popularitet
#6,549
Vurdering
3.8
Anmeldelser
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ISBN
282
Sprog
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