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
Title variation
Nineteen twenty diary
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. Throughout this period Babel kept a diary, in which he recorded the devastation of the war, the extreme cruelty of the Polish and Red armies alike toward the Jewish population in 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
Member of
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1894-1940
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Babelʹ, I.
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
Index
no index present
LC call number
DK265.7
LC item number
.B28 1995
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Avins, Carol
  • Willetts, H. T
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Babelʹ, I.
  • Babelʹ, I.
  • Revolution (Soviet Union : 1917-1921)
  • Soviet Union
  • Soviet Union
  • Soviet Union
  • Authors, Russian
  • Soldiers
  • Authors, Russian
  • Military campaigns
  • Soldiers
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 (p. 109-126)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
lviii, 126 pages, [8] pages of plates
Isbn
9780300059663
Lccn
94024535
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • (OCoLC)31239190
  • (OCoLC)ocm31239190
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 (p. 109-126)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
lviii, 126 pages, [8] pages of plates
Isbn
9780300059663
Lccn
94024535
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • (OCoLC)31239190
  • (OCoLC)ocm31239190

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