Odessa stories by Isaac Babel

IMG_6554Set in Odessa, Ukraine. Reviewed on 2017/03: https://www.instagram.com/p/BRuACfwhQsv/

OK, I admit. I might have purchased and read this book several times. And rightly so! This is a beautiful and compact edition published by @pushkin_press of one of my favorite short stories collection of all times. It even includes the #shortstory called #esthersringwhich no one really knows whether or not #babel actually wrote it… and at the end, #whocares The characters are vivid #loud#inyourface tragic and endearing like a good intense #jewish story. Well it is #odessa after all. One of the centers of Jewish life in #ukraine and #russia and certainly Babel’s world all encapsulated in a handful of stories. These characters make me doubt my Sephardi heritage. Maybe there’s a bit of an Ashkenazi #russian#ukrainian Jewish Odessa in all of us. #бабель #odessastories #isaacbabel#Одесскиерассказы #moldavanka #одесса#одеса #jewishliterature

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