RED CAVALRY

RED CAVALRY

eBook - 2014
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War's mess and muddle, the brutality and the inanity of fighting—few have better captured this than Isaac Babel, who was a journalist with the Soviet First Cavalry Army. His unflinching portrayal of the murderous havoc of battle is offset by an unexpected and wry humour: having seen the fighting up close, Babel is able to find the funny side of war while depicting its bloody side—in all its mesmerising and casual violence. The lyricism and bitterness that characterise the thirty-five short stories of Red Cavalry are stunningly reproduced in this new translation by the award-winning Boris Draly.
Publisher: New York : Pushkin Press, 2014.
ISBN: 9781782271123
1782271120
Characteristics: 1 online resource (215 p.)
Additional Contributors: Dralyuk, Boris
Contents: The WidowZamość; Treason; Cześniki; After the Battle; Song; The Rebbe's Son; Postscript (1933); Argamak; Appendix: Toponyms; About the Publisher; Copyright
Cover; Title Page; Contents; Translator's Foreword; Red Cavalry (1926); Crossing the Zbrucz; The Catholic Church in Novograd; A Letter; The Chief of the Remount Service; Pan Apolek; The Italian Sun; Gedali; My First Goose; The Rebbe; The Road to Brody; The Tachanka Doctrine; The Death of Dolgushov; The Second Brigade Commander; Sashka the Christ; The Life Story of Pavlichenko, Matvei Rodionych; The Cemetery in Kozin; Prishchepa; The Story of a Horse; Konkin; Berestechko; Salt; Evening; Afonka Bida; In St Valentine's; Squadron Commander Trunov; The Ivans; The Story of a Horse, Continued
Summary: War's mess and muddle, the brutality and the inanity of fighting—few have better captured this than Isaac Babel, who was a journalist with the Soviet First Cavalry Army. His unflinching portrayal of the murderous havoc of battle is offset by an unexpected and wry humour: having seen the fighting up close, Babel is able to find the funny side of war while depicting its bloody side—in all its mesmerising and casual violence. The lyricism and bitterness that characterise the thirty-five short stories of Red Cavalry are stunningly reproduced in this new translation by the award-winning Boris Draly.

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