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The cult of Babel Odessa s literary flashmobs attract book loving tourists The Black Sea city may lack the pedigree of St Petersburg but it was home to Isaac Babel, and has a storied past as a stopping point for globe trotting intellectuals.Babel the Bard of the Black SeaCover Montage from an album of Russian pictures, 1938 Courtesy of the British Library LR276.c.5Edited with notes by Efraim SicherTranslated with an introduction by David McDuffEarly Stories 3 Autobiographical stories 8 The cult of Babel Odessa s literary flashmobs attract book loving tourists The Black Sea city may lack the pedigree of St Petersburg but it was home to Isaac Babel, and has a storied past as a stopping point for globe trotting intellectuals.Babel the Bard of the Black SeaCover Montage from an album of Russian pictures, 1938 Courtesy of the British Library LR276.c.5Edited with notes by Efraim SicherTranslated with an introduction by David McDuffEarly Stories 3 Autobiographical stories 8 Red CavalryOdessa StoriesNotesTextual NotesAppendix Red Cavalry 5 5The other two collections 3.5 5 Ruhu peltele tiren sava , aciz b rakan birtak m fiziksel ve zihinsel iddetleri akla tek de ini darbesiyle akmak Bunu ancak fark na varmadan yapabilir bir yazar B t n ayr nt lara bula maz Oradad r, orada de ildir Olay n etraf nda boks rce dans eder, hesaplar gibi g r n r ama arad tesad fi bir bo bulunmad r Bir c mle Bir s zc k Ve g m Sert ama uyan ld nda bir t rl an msanamayan d n belle e g m l ndeki yumu akl kla Kim nefret etmez ki sava tan Kur una dizilenlerin arkas ndak Ruhu peltele tiren sava , aciz b rakan birtak m fiziksel ve zihinsel iddetleri akla tek de ini darbesiyle akmak Bunu ancak fark na varmadan yapabilir bir yazar B t n ayr nt lara bula maz Oradad r, orada de ildir Olay n etraf nda boks rce dans eder, hesaplar gibi g r n r ama arad tesad fi bir bo bulunmad r Bir c mle Bir s zc k Ve g m Sert ama uyan ld nda bir t rl an msanamayan d n belle e g m l ndeki yumu akl kla Kim nefret etmez ki sava tan Kur una dizilenlerin arkas ndaki duvar her zaman delik de iktir, her zaman I adored the Red Cavalry Stories At times the prose was breathtakingly ornamental, with a sudden violent turn of phrase that I became accustomed to as I adjusted to the violence of this world Babel s stories, taking place during the brutal Soviet Polish Wars, show us a world of sentimental beauty religious and ethnic strife powerful, lively Cossacks dreamy Jewish people and irreverent artists Above all it is a painful, multidimensional world, full of lyricism the Road to Brody is a perso I adored the Red Cavalry Stories At times the prose was breathtakingly ornamental, with a sudden violent turn of phrase that I became accustomed to as I adjusted to the violence of this world Babel s stories, taking place during the brutal Soviet Polish Wars, show us a world of sentimental beauty religious and ethnic strife powerful, lively Cossacks dreamy Jewish people and irreverent artists Above all it is a painful, multidimensional world, full of lyricism the Road to Brody is a personal favorite, with the talk of the republic of bees and heartrending grief the numerous massacres that take place There is something especially raw and lovely about Babel s writing, knowing that he would be executed two decades after these stories were published ( Free ) ⚇ Red Cavalry and Other Stories ☢ Throughout his life Isaac Babel was torn by opposing forces, by the desire both to remain faithful to his Jewish roots and yet to be free of them This duality of vision infuses his work with a powerful energy from the earliest tales including Old Shloyme and Childhood , which affirm his Russian Jewish childhood, to the relatively non Jewish world of his collection of stories entitled Red Cavalry Babel s masterpiece, Red Cavalry is the most dramatic expression of his dualism and in his simultaneous acceptance and rejection of his heritage heralds the great American Jewish writers from Henry Roth to Saul Bellow to Philip Roth Fields of purple poppies flower around us, the noonday wind is playing in the yellowing rye, the virginal buckwheat rises on the horizon like the wall of a distant monastery The quiet Volyn is curving The Volyn is withdrawing from us into a pearly mist of birch groves, it is creeping away into flowery knolls and entangling itself with enfeebled arms in thickets of hops An orange sun is rolling across the sky like a severed head, a gentle radiance glows in the ravines of the thunderclouds and Fields of purple poppies flower around us, the noonday wind is playing in the yellowing rye, the virginal buckwheat rises on the horizon like the wall of a distant monastery The quiet Volyn is curving The Volyn is withdrawing from us into a pearly mist of birch groves, it is creeping away into flowery knolls and entangling itself with enfeebled arms in thickets of hops An orange sun is rolling across the sky like a severed head, a gentle radiance glows in the ravines of the thunderclouds and the standards of the sunset float above our heads One of my favourite Soviet writers Some of the short stories in Red Cavalry are barely a page long but they are always brilliant snapshots of war, of its moral ambiguity The Odessa Stories are sunny, funny tales of Jewish life in the years before the Revolution Very different from the Red Cavalry cycle, they are like a Russian version of Damyon Runyan but darker andthreatening Babel said two great things about writing in general No iron can enter the soul like a full stop put in One of my favourite Soviet writers Some of the short stories in Red Cavalry are barely a page long but they are always brilliant snapshots of war, of its moral ambiguity The Odessa Stories are sunny, funny tales of Jewish life in the years before the Revolution Very different from the Red Cavalry cycle, they are like a Russian version of Damyon Runyan but darker andthreatening Babel said two great things about writing in general No iron can enter the soul like a full stop put in the right place and A simile should be as exact as a sliderule and as fresh as the smell of dill He follows his own advice to the letter and so should every storyteller Isaac Babel was a brilliant writer He was murdered by Stalin If you can read Red Cavalry Stories without having an emotional reaction you re not human. Completely incredible Worth reading slowly, to savor them At times beautiful, at times heart rendingly horrifying, but absolutely amazing throughout. After reading these, I had to wonder how Babel managed to avoid imprisonment and death as long as he did, from the mod 1920s when he had completed these stories until he was executed in 1940, having had some major projects writing a film for Eisenstein and serving as a literary editor The arrest accused him of Trotskyite behavior and spying.The Red Cavalry stories are described as the pinnacle of Babel s work, but they hardly satisfy what came to be called socialist realism the violenc After reading these, I had to wonder how Babel managed to avoid imprisonment and death as long as he did, from the mod 1920s when he had completed these stories until he was executed in 1940, having had some major projects writing a film for Eisenstein and serving as a literary editor The arrest accused him of Trotskyite behavior and spying.The Red Cavalry stories are described as the pinnacle of Babel s work, but they hardly satisfy what came to be called socialist realism the violence is repugnant, the treatment of horses no better, and the circumstances of fighting and feeding hardly heroic Babel s art is realism period But his ability to put the reader at the scene, no matter what is being described, is masterful It seemed to me as I read that Babel wanted me to be repulsed by what he showed and that he knew that the struggle to sustain the Revolution required the breaking of eggs Mao What he didn t seem to recognize until too late was that he too would be scrambled.Worthwhile reading, a collection that would find pride of place in any list of war combat fiction, of which I have read a considerable amount