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Title The enigma of Isaac Babel : biography, history, context / edited by Gregory Freidin
Published Stanford, Calif. : Stanford University Press, [2009]
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Description 1 online resource (xvi, 270 pages) : illustrations
Contents Attempting a biography. Researching Babel's biography : adventures and misadventures / Patricia Blake -- Babels' two Aphrodites : autobiography in Maria and Babel's Petersburg myth / Gregory Freidin -- Babel in the context of Russian history. The Reds and the Jews, or the comrades in arms of the military reporter Liutov / Oleg Budnitskii -- Isaac Babel and the Jewish experience of revolution / Carol J. Avins -- Writers at the front : language of state in the Civil War narratives of Isaac Babel and Dmitrii Furmanov / Michael S. Gorham -- Thinned and diluted : Babel in published Russian literature of the Soviet period / Marietta Chudakova -- Babel in the world of letters and on stage. Babel, Flaubert, and the rapture of perception / Robert Alter -- Towards a typology of "debut" narratives : Babel, Nabokov, and others / Alexander Zholkovsky -- Pan Pisar' : clerkship in Babel's first-person narration / Elif Batuman -- The child's eye : Isaac Babel in Russian-Jewish, American, and European literature of assimilation / Zsuzsa Hetényi -- Text, intertext, context : Babel, Bialik, and others / Efraim Sicher -- Staging Babel's Maria for young American audiences, seventy years after / Carl Weber
Summary A literary cult figure on a par with Franz Kafka, Isaac Babel disappeared in May 1939 when he was arrested by Soviet secret police. As Soviet-era archives have become subject to scholarly scrutiny so it has become possible to create a more rounded portrait of Babel & to answer questions about his fate
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Babelʹ, I. (Isaak), 1894-1940 -- Criticism and interpretation -- Congresses.
Authors, Russian -- 20th century -- Biography -- Congresses.
Russian literature -- Jewish authors -- History and criticism -- Congresses.
Russian literature -- 20th century -- History and criticism -- Congresses.
Genre/Form Conference papers and proceedings.
Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Conference papers and proceedings.
Form Electronic book
Author Freidin, Gregory.
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