Collected Stories of Isaac Babel by Isaac BabelCollected Stories of Isaac Babel by Isaac Babel

Collected Stories of Isaac Babel

byIsaac BabelForeword byCynthia OzickEditorNathalie Babel

Paperback | October 29, 2002

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Following the historic publication of Norton's The Complete Works of Isaac Babel in the fall of 2001, The Collected Stories of Isaac Babel appears as the most authoritative and complete edition of his fiction ever published in paperback. Babel was best known for his mastery of the short story form—in which he ranks alongside Kafka and Hemingway—but his career was tragically cut short when he was murdered by Stalin's secret police. Edited by his daughter Nathalie Babel and translated by award-winner Peter Constantine, this paperback edition includes the stunning Red Cavalry Stories; The Odessa Tales, featuring the legendary gangster Benya Krik; and the tragic later stories, including "Guy de Maupassant." This will be the standard edition of Babel's stories for years to come.
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 fo...
Title:Collected Stories of Isaac BabelFormat:PaperbackPublished:October 29, 2002Publisher:WW NortonLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0393324028

ISBN - 13:9780393324020

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Rated 4 out of 5 by from Liked it I did not know about this writer until I read this collection of short stories they are fantastic
Date published: 2017-03-23
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Sacrilege I know it's sacrilegious to say it, but these stories were ok but not as great (in my humble opinion) as they're made out to be. Maybe I just wasn't in the mood. I'll try again in the future.
Date published: 2017-02-23

Editorial Reviews

[The Collected Stories of Isaac Babel] opened a door in my mind, and behind that door I found the room where I wanted to spend the rest of my life. — Paul AusterA monumental book. — Jonathan Rosen (New York Times Book Review)A celebration of literary genius framed by twentieth-century tragedy…[Babel's stories] have an electrifying cumulative impact…He is a writer who stabs the mind and the heart and the inner eye with short, savage strokes. — Richard Bernstein (New York Times)A triumph…Peter Constantine's translation is extraordinary. — James Wood (The New Republic)