Isaac Babel Stories

David Suchet reads stories by the Jewish short-story writer who grew up in Odessa, joined the Bolsheviks in the Russian Revolution and fought with the Red Army Cavalry in Poland in 1920.

Translated by David McDuff and abridged by Keith Darvill.

Episodes

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01In The Basement & Awakening20010219

David Suchet reads stories by the Jewish short-story writer who grew up in Odessa, joined the Bolsheviks in the Russian Revolution and fought with the Red Army Cavalry in Poland in 1920.

Translated by David McDuff and abridged by Keith Darvill.A junior performance of `Julius Caesar' and the tribulations of learning the violin.

02Crossing The Zbrucz (1920), My First Goose, & The Rebbe20010221

A spectacle-wearing Jewish intellectual meets sabre-wielding Cossacks for the first time.

03Squadron Leader Trunov20010222
04How It Was Done In Odessa20010223