Excerpt from 'The Complete Works of Isaac Babel' | KCRW
Because I just had to walk into a used bookstore in Rochester and just had to buy something. I'm enjoying the updated translation so far.
The Complete Works of Isaac Babel. Isaac Babel.
And then the key must be turned once, not twice. The Russian writer was a prodigy, becoming famous upon the publication of his story collection The Red Cavalry , a landmark in modernism written when he was in his 20s. This new translation of his complete work, making available in English short stories that have been scattered in different collections, will be an essential book for anyone who cares about the art of the story.
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It gathers together not only the writer's fiction but his journalism and his plays; Cynthia Ozick contributes an introduction and editor Nathalie Babel, Babel's daughter, writes a preface. Those who have read Babel will want to turn first to the stories written between and , which have been the hardest to find.
Babel's career, tragically, was cut short by Stalin, who had him arrested, tortured and shot in In the work he left behind, he is witness to the electric polarity between the 20th century's utopianism and its startling capacity for atrocity. Norton, Indeed these screenplays are, in many ways, the real find here.
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It is a very interesting and tender story. Each scene in the screenplay is numbered, the action of the scene described in rich detail; each one of these vignettes one could almost visualize as its own story independent of the larger film.
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As in this scene designated The drunken peasants, giving up the idea of finding their houses, slowly kiss each other and sink to their knees. Unable to stop kissing, they tumble, holding onto each other, into the torpid shtetl mud, and fall asleep