Isaac Babel

The great Jewish writer evoked a city—now under threat from Russia’s armies—with a character of its own that has entered into folklore, literature, and the popular imagination.

April 18 2022 12:01AM

The great Russian Jewish writer was caught between revolution and daily life, Bolsheviks and Jews, a desire to kill and an inability to pull the trigger. Did he ever choose?

Dec. 6 2021 12:01AM

A teenaged boy skips his violin lessons.

Isaac Babel and Maxim D. Shrayer
May 2 2018 12:01AM

“Can it be that ours is the century in which the Jews perish?”

Jan. 23 2018 12:01AM

Transcendent mistakes.

Jake Marmer
Jan. 11 2018 12:01AM

What he shared with Isaac Babel.

Uilleam Blacker
June 21 2017 12:01AM

And what they say about the Soviet Union.

Robert Minto
Nov. 9 2016 12:01AM

A humorous and poignant picture of the author’s hometown.

Isaac Babel
April 7 2016 12:01AM

A story of the war between old and new.

Nirmal Dass
Dec. 30 2015 12:01AM

A review of three books.

Oct. 26 2015 12:01AM