Red Cavalry

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W. W. Norton & Company, 2003 - Broj stranica: 320
One of the great masterpieces of Russian literature, the Red Cavalry cycle retains today the shocking freshness that made Babel's reputation when the stories were first published in the 1920s. Using his own experiences as a journalist and propagandist with the Red Army during the war against Poland, Babel brings to life an astonishing cast of characters from the exuberant, violent era of early Soviet history: commissars and colonels, Cossacks and peasants, and among them the bespectacled, Jewish writer/intellectual, observing it all and trying to establish his role in the new Russia. Drawn from the acclaimed, award-winning Complete Works of Isaac Babel, this volume includes all of the Red Cavalry cycle; Babel's 1920 diary, from which the material for the fiction was drawn; and his preliminary sketches for the stories—the whole constituting a fascinating picture of a great writer turning life into art.
 

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Acknowledgments
27
The Red Cavalry Stories
33
CROSSING THE RIVER ZBRU CZ
39
THE RESERVE CAVALRY COMMANDER
49
ITALIAN SUN
59
MY FIRST GOOSE
66
THE ROAD TO BRODY
73
THE COMMANDER OF THE SECON D BRIGADE
82
AT SAINT VALENTINES I 2 2
122
IVAN AND IVAN I 33
133
THE CONTINUATION OF THE STORY OF A HORSE
140
ZAM OSC I 47
147
56
156
THE SONG
164
MAKHNOS BOYS I 73
171
Diary
199

THE LIFE OF MATVEY RODIONOVICH PAVLICHENKO
89
THE CEMETERY IN KOZIN
95
02
102
0 6
106
3
113
Séetches for the Red Cavalry Stories
295
A Chronology by Gregory Freidin
307
Notes 3
314
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Isaac Babel was a journalist, playwright, and short story writer, whose works include the Russian masterpieces Red Cavalry and The Odessa Tales. He was arrested and executed in a Soviet prison in 1940.

Nathalie Babel, his daughter, edited two other books of Babel's writing and is the author of Hugo and Dostoevsky.

Peter Constantine's most recent translations are Sophocles' Theban Trilogy, The Essential Writings of Machiavelli, and The Bird is a Raven by Benjamin Lebert, which was awarded the Helen und Kurt Wolff Translation Prize. He was awarded the PEN Translation Prize for Six Early Stories by Thomas Mann, and the National Translation Award for The Undiscovered Chekhov: Thirty-Eight New Stories. His translation of the complete works of Isaac Babel received the Koret Jewish Literature Award and a National Jewish Book Award citation. He has recently translated Gogol's Taras Bulba, Tolstoy's The Cossacks, and Voltaire's Candide for Modern Library. He was one of the editors for A Century of Greek Poetry: 1900-2000, and is a senior editor at Conjunctions.

Michael Dirda, who won a Pulitzer Prize for distinguished criticism at the Washington Post Book World, is the author of An Open Book, Bound to Please, and Readings: Essays and Literary Entertainments. He lives in Silver Spring, Maryland.

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