Collected Stories (Penguin Twentieth Century Classics)

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A newly translated collection of stories. His desire to remain faithful to his Jewish roots and yet to be free of them gives Babel a duality of vision, which infuses his work with a powerful energy, from the earliest tales.

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"Amazing not only as literature but as biography."

"Marvelously subtle, tragic, and often comic."

A monumental book.--Jonathan Rosen

A triumph Peter Constantine's translation is extraordinary.--James Wood"

A celebration of literary genius framed by twentieth-century tragedy...[Babel's stories] have an electrifying cumulative impact...He is a writer who stabs the mind and the heart and the inner eye with short, savage strokes.--Richard Bernstein

A triumph...Peter Constantine's translation is extraordinary.--James Wood

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Isaac Babel died in a Soviet gulag in 1941. Peter Constantine won the PEN/Book-of-the-Month Club Prize for his translation of Thomas Mann.

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