Red Cavalry (Paperback)

Isaac Babel

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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 Dralyuk.


Product Details

  • Product code: ALQGA
  • ISBN: 9781782270935
  • Publisher: Pushkin Press
  • Format: Paperback
  • Dimensions: 16.6cm x 12.2cm
  • Pages: 224
  • Publish date: Thu Nov 06 00:00:00 GMT 2014
  • Book points: 11

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