Odessa Stories

Odessa Stories

by Isaac Babel, Boris Dralyuk

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Overview

'Everyone makes mistakes, even God.'

In the original Odessa Stories collection published in 1931, Babel describes the life of the fictional Jewish mob boss Benya Krik - one of the great anti-heroes of Russian literature - and his gang in the ghetto of Moldavanka, around the time of the October Revolution. Praised by Maxim Gorky and considered one of the great masterpieces of twentieth-century Russian literature, this is the first ever stand-alone collection of all Babel's narratives set in the city, and includes the original stories as well as later tales.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781782275527
Publisher: Pushkin Press Limited
Publication date: 11/01/2018
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 192
Sales rank: 928,132
File size: 791 KB

About the Author

Isaac Babel was a short-story writer, playwright, literary translator and journalist. He joined the Red Army as a correspondent during the Russian civil war. The first major Russian-Jewish writer to write in Russian, he was hugely popular during his lifetime. He was murdered in Stalin's purges in 1940, at the age of 45.

Translated from Russian by Boris Dralyuk.

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