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[ Read Online The Complete Works of Isaac Babel ì personal-development PDF ] by Isaac Babel ¹ Voi sapete tutto Ma a che vi serve, se avete sempre gli occhiali sul naso e l autunno nell anima Indispensable for the Babel scholar and for short story authors in general The latter sections contain screenplays from the early days of cinema Interesting to see Babel defining what his art would do in that new medium The short stories especially the Red Cavalry stories are mind blowing Learned so much from the book about writing and Russia.
I hadn t set out to read this book but, after reading the first chapter of Elif Batuman s The Possessed Adventures with Russian books and the People Who read Them, in which she talks about her involvement with an Isaac Babel seminar in grad school, her recounting of Babel s tragic story grabbed hold of me and, since I already had this book sitting on my shelf, I was moved to read it before I d even finished The Possessed.
I haven t read all 1072 pages yet, but I did read the sections that interested me most I started with Babel s 1920 diary, then read his Red Cavalry stories, the additional Red Cavalry stories which hadn t been included in the initial Russian collection , his propaganda articles for the Red Cavalrymen, and a few other miscellaneous stories about 300 pages in all What these sections taught me, first and foremost, is that my knowledge of Revolutionary Russia b Although I sometimes prefer the Penguin translation by David McDuff, this is a must have all inclusive book for lovers of Isaac Babel Strewn with gems of language and stories to die for, this volume reveals the genius that was Babel, tragically extinguished in his prime by Stalin My favorite line is from his story, Guy De Maupassant, page 628 in my edition No iron spike can pierce a human heart as icily as a period in the right place.
Voi sapete tutto Ma a che vi serve, se avete sempre gli occhiali sul naso e l autunno nell anima Indispensable for the Babel scholar and for short story authors in general The latter sections contain screenplays from the early days of cinema Interesting to see Babel defining what his art would do in that new medium The short stories especially the Red Cavalry stories are mind blowing Learned so much from the book about writing and Russia.
I hadn t set out to read this book but, after reading the first chapter of Elif Batuman s The Possessed Adventures with Russian books and the People Who read Them, in which she talks about her involvement with an Isaac Babel seminar in grad school, her recounting of Babel s tragic story grabbed hold of me and, since I already had this book sitting on my shelf, I was moved to read it before I d even finished The Possessed.
I haven t read all 1072 pages yet, but I did read the sections that interested me most I started with Babel s 1920 diary, then read his Red Cavalry stories, the additional Red Cavalry stories which hadn t been included in the initial Russian collection , his propaganda articles for the Red Cavalrymen, and a few other miscellaneous stories about 300 pages in all What these sections taught me, first and foremost, is that my knowledge of Revolutionary Russia b Although I sometimes prefer the Penguin translation by David McDuff, this is a must have all inclusive book for lovers of Isaac Babel Strewn with gems of language and stories to die for, this volume reveals the genius that was Babel, tragically extinguished in his prime by Stalin My favorite line is from his story, Guy De Maupassant, page 628 in my edition No iron spike can pierce a human heart as icily as a period in the right place.
If Tolstoy were Jewish, a revolutionary, possessed a mordant sense of humor, and wrote short stories, he might resemble Isaac Babel By that I mean the ability to see everything and everyone with great clarity, balancing equal amounts of warm sympathy and cool interest, whether for Cossack officers or Jewish villagers, villains and victims alike Which isn t to say that Babel s masterpiece, the Red Cavalry stories are anything like Tolstoy, or even Chekhov They are sui generis But like Tolstoy or Chekhov, Babel never let morality or politics interfere with his writer s compulsion to capture the violent truths that he witnessed as participant and observer of the Russian Revolution, and in particular, the 1920 military expedition into I don t like short stories, and have no time to convince myself otherwise.
Finally In Paperback, This Monumental Collection Gathers All Of Babel S Deft And Brutal Writing, Including A Wide Array Of Previously Unavailable Material, From Never Before Translated Stories To Plays And Film Scripts David Ulin, Los Angeles Times Reviewing The Work In The New Republic, James Woods Wrote That This Groundbreaking Volume Represents A Triumph Of Translating, Editing, And Publishing Beautiful To Hold, Scholarly And Also Popularly Accessible, It Is An Enactment Of Love Considered One Of The Greatest Writers Of The Twentieth Century, Isaac Babel Has Left His Mark On A Generation Of Readers And Writers This Book Will Stand As Babel S Final, Most Enduring Legacy Winner Of The Koret Jewish Book Award A New York Times Notable Book, A And Library Journal Best Book, A Washington Post Book World Rave, A Village Voice Favorite Book Of The Year It s difficult to write a review of the works of Isaac Babel, for me, at least So much of his work is infused with the strident socialist idealism of the early Soviet period At the same time, he wasn t a regime hack He openly criticized leaders and decisions in about as open a manner as one could, which would eventually lead to his demise during the Stalinist purges of the 1930s He s at his best when he s not being political, just telling stories, either of the denizens of the Jewish ghettos or life among the Red Cossacks during the Soviet Polish war Babel studied his predecessors well Of the writers in Russian, only Chekhov is his peer in short story form It is unfortunate that the turgid partisan Gorki was an even larger influence His short stories have the ability to capture nuanced mood and character in under ten pages, but whereas Chekhov is dour and ultimately misanthropic, I ve read a fair amount of Russian and Soviet literature, some of which I ve enjoyed, much of which I haven t I have to say I m not a fan of Babel Important writer, yes His Red Cavalry stories are a chronicle of war that have a Hemingway quality about them, but they felt almost superficial, just a matter of fact telling of things that happened or,accurately, fictionalized accounts inspired by real events Arguably, that s what makes them powerful, but they don t make for great short stories.
Babel was one of the best writers of short stories in Russian, second only perhaps to Chekhov.
This omnibus volume is long overdue.
In her introduction, Cynthia Ozick, in just a few lines, compares and contrasts Babel and Kafka Very thought provoking.



I don t like short stories, and have no time to convince myself otherwise.
If Tolstoy were Jewish, a revolutionary, possessed a mordant sense of humor, and wrote short stories, he might resemble Isaac Babel By that I mean the ability to see everything and everyone with great clarity, balancing equal amounts of warm sympathy and cool interest, whether for Cossack officers or Jewish villagers, villains and victims alike Which isn t to say that Babel s masterpiece, the Red Cavalry stories are anything like Tolstoy, or even Chekhov They are sui generis But like Tolstoy or Chekhov, Babel never let morality or politics interfere with his writer s compulsion to capture the violent truths that he witnessed as participant and observer of the Russian Revolution, and in particular, the 1920 military expedition into It s difficult to write a review of the works of Isaac Babel, for me, at least So much of his work is infused with the strident socialist idealism of the early Soviet period At the same time, he wasn t a regime hack He openly criticized leaders and decisions in about as open a manner as one could, which would eventually lead to his demise during the Stalinist purges of the 1930s He s at his best when he s not being political, just telling stories, either of the denizens of the Jewish ghettos or life among the Red Cossacks during the Soviet Polish war Babel studied his predecessors well Of the writers in Russian, only Chekhov is his peer in short story form It is unfortunate that the turgid partisan Gorki was an even larger influence His short stories have the ability to capture nuanced mood and character in under ten pages, but whereas Chekhov is dour and ultimately misanthropic, I ve read a fair amount of Russian and Soviet literature, some of which I ve enjoyed, much of which I haven t I have to say I m not a fan of Babel Important writer, yes His Red Cavalry stories are a chronicle of war that have a Hemingway quality about them, but they felt almost superficial, just a matter of fact telling of things that happened or,accurately, fictionalized accounts inspired by real events Arguably, that s what makes them powerful, but they don t make for great short stories.
Babel was one of the best writers of short stories in Russian, second only perhaps to Chekhov.
This omnibus volume is long overdue.
In her introduction, Cynthia Ozick, in just a few lines, compares and contrasts Babel and Kafka Very thought provoking.

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