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The Resource 1920 Diary, Isaac Babel ; edited and with an introduction and notes by Carol J. Avins ; translated by H.T. Willetts

1920 Diary, Isaac Babel ; edited and with an introduction and notes by Carol J. Avins ; translated by H.T. Willetts

Label
1920 Diary
Title
1920 Diary
Statement of responsibility
Isaac Babel ; edited and with an introduction and notes by Carol J. Avins ; translated by H.T. Willetts
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • rus
  • eng
Summary
The Russian writer Isaac Babel (1894-1940) is widely acknowledged to be one of the great masters of twentieth-century literature, hailed as a genius by such critics as Lionel Trilling and Irving Howe. The work for which he is best known is a cycle of stories called Red Cavalry, which depicts the exploits of the Cossack cavalry during the Polish-Soviet war of 1919-1920 and is based on Babel's experiences as he rode with the Cossacks during the campaign. Babel kept a diary during this period, in which he recorded the devastation of the war, the extreme cruelty of the Polish and Red armies alike toward the Jewish population in the Ukraine and eastern Poland, and his own conflicted role as both Soviet revolutionary and Jew. The 1920 Diary, a vital source for Red Cavalry as well as a compelling narrative, is now published in English for the first time. The 1920 Diary is the most significant contemporary account of the tragedy of Eastern European Jewry during this period. The Diary also yields important insights into Babel's personal evolution, showing his youthful curiosity and his anguish as, frequently concealing his own Jewish identity, he mingled with the victimized Jews of the region's shtetls and with his Cossack comrades. Finally, the Diary sheds light on Babel's artistic development, revealing the path from observations recorded in excitement and despair to the painstakingly crafted narratives of the Red Cavalry cycle
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
N$T
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1894-1940
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Babelʹ, I.
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
Index
no index present
Language note
In English
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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  • Avins, Carol
  • Willetts, H. T
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  • Babelʹ, I.
  • Babelʹ, I.
  • Revolution (Soviet Union : 1917-1921)
  • Soviet Union
  • Soviet Union
  • Authors, Russian
  • Soldiers
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY
  • HISTORY
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY
  • Authors, Russian
  • Military campaigns
  • Soldiers
  • Soviet Union
  • Electronic books
Label
1920 Diary, Isaac Babel ; edited and with an introduction and notes by Carol J. Avins ; translated by H.T. Willetts
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Translated from Russian
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 109-126)
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • 1920 Diary
  • Appendix: Babel's Publications in the Red Cavalryman
  • Notes to Babel's Texts
  • Frontmatter
  • Contents
  • List of Illustrations
  • Editor's Acknowledgments
  • Editor's Note on the Translation
  • Map of Poland in the Era of the Polish-Soviet War
  • Map of Babel's Route with the First Cavalry Army
  • Introduction: Isaac Babel's "Red Cavalry" Diary
Control code
ocm47009697
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (lviii, 126 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780585349466
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Note
JSTOR
Other control number
10.12987/9780300173307
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt2zxdtc
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)47009697
Label
1920 Diary, Isaac Babel ; edited and with an introduction and notes by Carol J. Avins ; translated by H.T. Willetts
Publication
Note
Translated from Russian
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 109-126)
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • 1920 Diary
  • Appendix: Babel's Publications in the Red Cavalryman
  • Notes to Babel's Texts
  • Frontmatter
  • Contents
  • List of Illustrations
  • Editor's Acknowledgments
  • Editor's Note on the Translation
  • Map of Poland in the Era of the Polish-Soviet War
  • Map of Babel's Route with the First Cavalry Army
  • Introduction: Isaac Babel's "Red Cavalry" Diary
Control code
ocm47009697
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (lviii, 126 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780585349466
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Note
JSTOR
Other control number
10.12987/9780300173307
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt2zxdtc
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)47009697

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