Classics in Brief

Classics in Brief

These are the books you SHOULD have read… but didn’t. Or maybe you read them, but it was 20 years ago… and everything you learned 20 years ago took a backseat to figuring out your Friday night plans.

We get it. That’s why we’re introducing our newest book club, Classics in Brief. With the help of our super-well-read-and-educated staff (a.k.a. Bookseller Wayne), we’re going to choose some of the great Classics of literature… all under 200 pages Just because you might not have time to read War and Peace doesn’t mean you can’t read ANY Tolstoy! Stay tuned as we work our way through a range of old and new classics that won’t monopolize your reading list!

What We're Reading: Odessa Stories by Isaac Babel

Next Meeting: Thursday, May 11th at 7:30pm

Odessa Stories Cover Image
By Isaac Babel, Boris Dralyuk (Translator)
$18.00
ISBN: 9781782271666
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Pushkin Collection - November 15th, 2016

Odessa was a uniquely Jewish city, and the stories of Isaac Babel - a Jewish man, writing in Russian, born in Odessa - uncover its tough underbelly. Gangsters, prostitutes, beggars, smugglers: no one escapes the pungent, sinewy force of Babel's pen.

From the tales of the magnetic cruelty of Benya Krik - infamous mob boss, and one of the great anti-heroes of Russian literature - to the devastating semi-autobiographical account of a young Jewish boy caught up in a pogrom, this collection of stories is considered one of the great masterpieces of twentieth-century Russian literature.