The Collected Stories of Isaac Babel by Isaac Babel
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."
The 692nd greatest fiction book of all time
This book is on the following lists:
- - 60th on The Top 10: The Greatest Books of All Time (The Top 10 (Book))
- - Donald Barthelme’s Reading List (Believer Mag)