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The Song

Author: Isaac Babel
Translation: Peter Constantine


Fall 2015
Music
Page 126   ( 4 pages)


Summary: Babel’s “The Song” comes from his Red Cavalry cycle, a volume of short stories about the Polish-Soviet War (1919-1921). As in many of these pieces, Babel contrasts the narrator’s intellectual, poetic outlook with the brutalities and horrors of war.


This article appeared in the Fall 2015 issue of Chtenia. The text of this article is not available online. Follow the link to the full issue listing to see if the back issue is available through our webstore.