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Tag: Isaac Babel

The Bookshelf: The Aroma of Odessa

Babel is one of the great masters of the short story, and for the translator a great and challenging master .....

The Bookshelf: Odessa

Babel’s prose does not merely draw on past themes and forms, but is the forging of a new manner of .....

The Bookshelf: Elya Isaakovich and Margarita Prokofievna

Consonant with Babel’s background and milieu, his early stories explored the gritty middle-class world of a modern Russian city whose .....

The Bookshelf: Lyubka the Cossack

Babel was born in Odessa, a cosmopolitan and polyglot city that looked to the sea and beyond. It was, he .....

Odessa Film Studio – “Ukrainian Hollywood”

Are you still convinced that the cinema started in Paris, that the Lumière brothers invented it? This means that you .....

The Bookshelf: Awakening

Considered one of the greatest writers of the twentieth century, Isaac Babel (1894–1941) left a literary legacy that continues to .....

The Bookshelf: How things were done in Odessa

Isaac Babel was a Russian language journalist, playwright, literary translator, and short story writer.  Isaac Babel, the son of a  .....

Prominent Odessans: Isaac Babel

Isaac Emmanuilovich Babel, July 1, 1894 – January 17 1940 (according to the records of the Odessa Rabbinate, his real .....