Odessa Stories by Isaac Babel

Odessa Stories Paperback Oct 27 2016

By Isaac Babel
Paperback
$12.36 USD

"It is impossible to look at the world the same way after reading Babel" FT Odessa was a uniquely Jewish city, and the stories of Isaac Babel - a Jewish man, writing in Russian, born in Odessa - uncover its tough underbelly. Gangsters, prostitutes, beggars, smugglers: no one escapes the pungent, sinewy force of Babel's pen. From the tales of the magnetic cruelty of Benya Krik - infamous mob boss, and one of the great anti-heroes of Russian literature - to the devastating semi-autobiographical account of a young Jewish boy caught up in a pogrom, this collection of stories is considered one of the great masterpieces of twentieth-century Russian literature. Translated with precision and sensitivity by Boris Dralyuk, whose rendering of the rich Odessan argot is pitch-perfect, Odessa Stories is the first ever stand-alone collection of all the stories Babel set in the city - and includes tales from the original collection as well as later ones.

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Product Details

Format
Paperback
Publisher
Pushkin Press
Publication date
Oct 27 2016
Language
English
Pages
224
ISBN-13
9781782271666
ISBN-10
178227166X
Weight
181g
Dimensions
120.0mm x 165.0mm