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Odessa stories

Author: I Babelʹ; Boris Dralyuk
Publisher: London : Pushkin Press, 2016.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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'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,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Russian fiction
Fiction
Short stories
Translations
Translations into English
Named Person: I Babelʹ; I Babelʹ
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: I Babelʹ; Boris Dralyuk
ISBN: 9781782271666 178227166X
OCLC Number: 940933107
Description: 221 pages ; 17 cm
Contents: Odessa stories: Isaac Babel and his city / Boris Dralyuk --
Part I Gangsters and other "Old Odessans" --
The king --
How it was done in Odessa --
Lyubka the Cossack --
Father --
Justice in quotes --
Sunset --
The end of the almshouse --
Froim the rook --
Karl-Yankel --
Part II Childhood and youth --
The story of my dovecote --
First love --
In the basement --
The awakening --
Di Grasso --
Part III Loose leaves and apocrypha --
Odessa --
You fell for it, Captain! --
Esther's ring.
Other Titles: Odesskie rasskazy.
Responsibility: Isaac Babel ; translated from the Russian by Boris Dralyuk.

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'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.

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One of those "where have you been all my life?" books -- Nick Lezard Guardian This wonderful collection is a companion volume to Red Cavalry (2014). Babel is required reading -- Eileen Battersby Read more...

 
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