Item #1982 Red Cavalry. Babel, saac.

Red Cavalry

New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1929. First English language edition. 213 pp. Smooth deep orange cloth, lettered and decorated in black. Some rubbing to edges and corners, interior clean. The rare dust jacket is not present. The first appearance in English of Babel's legendary stories, based on his experiences with the 1st Cavalry Army during the Polish-Soviet War of 1920. Translated by Nadia Helstein. This translation (an identical translation published by Knopf in London in 1929 is attributed to John Harland) was later described as "abounding in errors" and "generally an inadequate rendering." It is, however, the first and one of the only collections of Babel's work to be published in English in his lifetime. Item #1982

Price: $650.00

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