Isaac Babel, Date of Birth, Place of Birth, Date of Death


Isaac Babel

Russian language journalist, playwright, literary translator, and short story writer

Date of Birth: 30-Jun-1894

Place of Birth: Odessa, Odessa Oblast, Ukraine

Date of Death: 27-Jan-1940

Profession: screenwriter, writer, military personnel, war correspondent, playwright, translator, contributing editor, journalist, film director, prosaist

Nationality: Russia

Zodiac Sign: Cancer

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About Isaac Babel

  • Isaac Emmanuilovich Babel (Russian: ????? ???????????? ??????, IPA: ['bab??l?]; 13 July [O.S.
  • 1 July] 1894 – 27 January 1940) was a Russian writer, journalist, playwright, and literary translator.
  • He is best known as the author of Red Cavalry, Story of My Dovecote and The Odessa Tales—stories from the life of Jewish gangsters from Odessa led by Benya Krik (prototype – Mishka Yaponchik).
  • He has been acclaimed as "the greatest prose writer of Russian Jewry".
  • Babel was arrested by the NKVD on 15 May 1939 on fabricated charges of terrorism and espionage, and executed on 27 January 1940.

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