9780810135956-0810135957-The Essential Fictions

The Essential Fictions

ISBN-13: 9780810135956
ISBN-10: 0810135957
Edition: Annotated
Author: Babel, Isaac
Publication date: 2017
Publisher: Northwestern University Press
Format: Paperback 424 pages
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ISBN-13: 9780810135956
ISBN-10: 0810135957
Edition: Annotated
Author: Babel, Isaac
Publication date: 2017
Publisher: Northwestern University Press
Format: Paperback 424 pages

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Acknowledged authors Babel, Isaac wrote The Essential Fictions comprising 424 pages back in 2017. Textbook and eTextbook are published under ISBN 0810135957 and 9780810135956. Since then The Essential Fictions textbook was available to sell back to BooksRun online for the top buyback price or rent at the marketplace.

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The Essential Fictions offers contemporary readers seventy-two short stories by one of twentieth-century Russia’s premier storytellers, Isaac Babel. This unique volume, which includes Babel’s famous Red Cavalry series and his Odessa Stories, is translated, edited, introduced, and annotated by Val Vinokur, a 2008 Guggenheim Fellow in Translation, and features illustrations by Yefim Ladyzhensky, a painter known for his depictions of everyday life under Soviet rule in Babel’s native Odessa.

Babel was born in 1894 into multicultural Odessa’s thriving Jewish community. Working as a journalist, he witnessed the Bolshevik Revolution and Civil War, and accompanied the Cossack horsemen of the Red Cavalry during the 1920 Polish-Soviet War, distilling these experiences into his fiction. Vinokur highlights Babel’s “horrified hopefulness” and “doleful and bespectacled Jewish comedy” in the face of the bloody conflicts that plagued his generation.

On the centenary of the revolution that toppled the Romanov tsars, Babel’s fictions continue to absorb and fascinate contemporary readers interested in eastern European and Jewish literature as well as the history and politics of the twentieth century.

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