Isaac Babel Michele talks with Nathalie Babel Brown, daughter of the Russian short-story writer Isaac Babel about her father's life and work. Isaac Babel is the highly-regarded author of stories that document Russian life in the early years of the Soviet Union. Babel was arrested by Stalin and later executed. His daughter is the editor of The Complete Works of Isaac Babel, to be published this fall by W.W. Norton. (For more information on the book, visit http://www.wwnorton.com/catalog/fall01/004846.htm.)
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Michele talks with Nathalie Babel Brown, daughter of the Russian short-story writer Isaac Babel about her father's life and work. Isaac Babel is the highly-regarded author of stories that document Russian life in the early years of the Soviet Union. Babel was arrested by Stalin and later executed. His daughter is the editor of The Complete Works of Isaac Babel, to be published this fall by W.W. Norton. (For more information on the book, visit http://www.wwnorton.com/catalog/fall01/004846.htm.)