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Isaak Emanuilovich Babel

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Babel, Isaak Emanuilovich (1894–1941?), Russian short-story writer best known for his collections Odessa Tales (1923–24) and Red Cavalry (1926), the former describing Jewish life in the Ukraine, the latter his service with the Red Army during the Russian civil war (1918–20). Arrested in 1939, he died in a Siberian prison camp.

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