The Essential Fictions of Isaac Babel: New Translations By Val Vinokur

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February 5 @ 5:00 pm

Join us for the launch of a new book of Isaac Babel translations with readings by translator Val Vinokur and discussion with Isaac Babel expert, YIVO’s Executive Director Jonathan Brent.

Isaac Babel was born in 1894 into multicultural Odessa’s thriving Jewish community. Working as a journalist, he witnessed the Bolshevik Revolution and Civil War, and accompanied the Cossack horsemen of the Red Cavalry during the 1920 Polish-Soviet War, distilling these experiences into his fiction. Val Vinokur’s new translations of Babel’s stories highlights Babel’s “horrified hopefulness” and “doleful and bespectacled Jewish comedy” in the face of the bloody conflicts that plagued his generation. Join us at YIVO for the launch of this new book with readings by translator Val Vinokur and discussion with Isaac Babel expert, YIVO’s Executive Director Jonathan Brent.

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Date:
February 5
Time:
5:00 pm
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Website:
https://www.yivo.org/Babel-Translations

Venue

YIVO Institute for Jewish Research
15 West 16th Street, NYC
New York City, NY United States

Organizer

Center for Jewish History
Phone:
(212) 294-8301
Website:
http://cjh.org