10 am - noon
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We will read Isaac Babel’s lush, modernist Odessa Stories and Red Cavalry, in a outstanding new translation by Boris Dralyuk, which retains the intensity and vitality of the original. Examining Odessa gangsters and the soldiers in the Red Cavalry through the eyes of a Jewish intellectual, Babel portrays a world of passion, turmoil, and violence that fascinates and terrifies him. Readings will be supplemented by biographical, critical, and historical information, as well as episodes from several films—including the new documentary Finding Babel—provided by the instructor. Ten sessions.
Julia Kriventsova Denne studied literature at St. Petersburg University, Russia and teaches Russian literature in the Chicago area
- Odessa Stories by Isaac Babel translated by Boris Dralyuk. Pushkin Press, London, 2016. ISBN: 978-1-78-227166-6
- Red Cavalry by Isaac Babel translated by Boris Dralyuk. Pushkin Press, London, 2014. ISBN: 978-1-78-227093-5
- Please read pages 127-185 in Odessa Stories for the first meeting.