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Author Sicher, Efraim.

Title Babel' in context : a study in cultural identity / Efraim Sicher.

Imprint Boston : Academic Studies Press, 2012.

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Description 1 online resource (308 pages) : illustrations.
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Series Borderlines : Russian and East European Jewish studies
Borderlines (Boston, Mass.)
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 228-288) and index.
Contents Isaak Babel' : a brief life -- Reference and interference -- Babel', Bialik, and others -- Midrash and history : a key to the Babelesque imagination -- A Russian Maupassant -- Babel's Civil War -- A voyeur on a collective farm.
Note Print version record.
Summary Annotation. Isaak Babel' (1894-1940) is arguably one of the greatest modern short story writers of the early twentieth century. Yet his life and work are shrouded in the mystery of who Babel' wasan Odessa Jew who wrote in Russian, who came from one of the most vibrant centers of east European Jewish culture, and who all his life loved Yiddish and the stories of Sholom Aleichem This is the first book in English to study the intertextuality of Babel's work. It looks at Babel's cultural identity as a case study in the contradictions and tensions of literary influence, personal loyalties, and ideological constraint. The complex and often ambivalent relations between the two cultures inevitably raise controversial issues that touch on the reception of Babel' and other Jewish intellectuals in Russian literature, as well as the Jewishness of their work.
Subject Babel, I. (Isaak), 1894-1940 -- Criticism and interpretation.
Babel, I. (Isaak), 1894-1940. (OCoLC)fst01734733
Russian literature -- Jewish authors -- History and criticism.
LITERARY CRITICISM -- Russian & Former Soviet Union.
Russian literature -- Jewish authors. (OCoLC)fst01102339
Genre/Form Criticism, interpretation, etc. (OCoLC)fst01411635
Electronic books.
Electronic books.
Other Form: Print version: Sicher, Efraim. Babel' in context. Boston : Academic Studies Press, 2012 9781936235957
ISBN 1618111450 (electronic bk.)
9781618111456 (electronic bk.)
9781618118530 (electronic bk.)
1618118536 (electronic bk.)
9781936235957
1936235951

 
    
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