The Collected Stories of Isaac Babel

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W. W. Norton & Company, 2002 - 511页

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.

 

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目录

Introduction by Cynthia Ozick
11
Editors Preface
17
Translators Foreword
27
Early Stories
37
AT GRANDMOTHERS
43
ELYA ISAAKOVICH AND MARGARITA PROKOFIEVNA
49
THE PUBLIC LIBRARY
63
ODESSA
71
THE COMMANDER OF THE SECOND BRIGADE
246
THE LIFE OF MATVEY RODIONOVICH PAVLICHENKO
253
THE CEMETERY IN KOZIN
259
KONKIN
266
SALT
273
AFONKA BIDA
280
AT SAINT VALENTINES
286
IVAN AND IVAN
297

INSPIRATION
79
ON THE FIELD OF HONOR
91
THE SIN OF JESUS
100
CHINK
108
BAGRATOGLY AND THE EYES OF HIS BULL I 15
115
THE END OF ST HYPATIUS
122
The Odessa Stories
129
JUSTICE IN PARENTHESES
140
HOW THINGS WERE DONE IN ODESSA 1 46
146
LYUBKA THE COSSACK
155
THE FATHER
161
FROIM GRACH
170
THE END OF THE ALMSHOUSE
176
85
185
The Red Cavalry Stories
197
CROSSING THE RIVER ZBRUCZ
203
THE RESERVE CAVALRY COMMANDER
213
ITALIAN SUN
223
MY FIRST GOOSE
230
THE ROAD TO BRODY
237
THE CONTINUATION OF THE STORY OF A HORSE
304
ZAMOSC
311
CZESNIKI
320
THE SONG
328
Additional Stories
335
GRISHCHUK
342
THE KISS
350
AND THEN THERE WERE NINE
356
A LETTER TO THE EDITOR
362
FIRST LOVE
376
KARLYANKEL
383
THE AWAKENING
392
IN THE BASEMENT
399
GAPA GUZHVA
408
THE ROAD
423
GUY DE MAUPASSANT 143
443
DANTE STREET
457
THE TRIAL
470
A Chronology by Gregory Freidin
495
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作者简介 (2002)

Isaac Babel was a journalist, playwright, and short story writer, whose works include the Russian masterpieces Red Cavalry and The Odessa Tales. He was arrested and executed in a Soviet prison in 1940.

Nathalie Babel, his daughter, edited two other books of Babel's writing and is the author of Hugo and Dostoevsky.

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 for The Undiscovered Chekhov: Thirty-Eight New Stories. His translation of the complete works of Isaac Babel received the Koret Jewish Literature Award and a National Jewish Book Award citation. He has recently translated Gogol's Taras Bulba, Tolstoy's The Cossacks, and Voltaire's Candide for Modern Library. He was one of the editors for A Century of Greek Poetry: 1900-2000, and is a senior editor at Conjunctions.

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