WRITER

Isaac Babel

1894 - 1940

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Isaac Emmanuilovich Babel (Russian: Исаак Эммануилович Бабель, IPA: [ˈbabʲɪlʲ]; 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". Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Isaac Babel has received more than 333,630 page views. His biography is available in 44 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 43 in 2019). Isaac Babel is the 556th most popular writer (up from 611th in 2019), the 55th most popular biography from Ukraine (up from 69th in 2019) and the 13th most popular Ukrainian Writer.

Isaac Babel is most famous for his short stories, which are written in the Russian language.

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Among WRITERS

Among writers, Isaac Babel ranks 556 out of 5,794Before him are Alain Robbe-Grillet, Tyrtaeus, Patrick Süskind, Harriet Tubman, Samuel Taylor Coleridge, and Jacob L. Moreno. After him are Elie Wiesel, Gaston Leroux, Eyvind Johnson, Anton Makarenko, Ludwig Tieck, and George R. R. Martin.

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Contemporaries

Among people born in 1894, Isaac Babel ranks 21Before him are Harold Macmillan, Fritz Sauckel, Alfred Kinsey, Gala Dalí, Moshe Sharett, and Dietrich von Choltitz. After him are Martha Graham, Benjamin Graham, Hermann Oberth, Dashiell Hammett, Arthur Nebe, and Pyotr Kapitsa. Among people deceased in 1940, Isaac Babel ranks 18Before him are Peter Behrens, Carl Bosch, Gerda Wegener, Manuel Azaña, Arthur Harden, and Spyridon Louis. After him are Wladimir Köppen, Verner von Heidenstam, Ze'ev Jabotinsky, Italo Balbo, Julius Wagner-Jauregg, and Paul Gottlieb Nipkow.

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In Ukraine

Among people born in Ukraine, Isaac Babel ranks 55 out of 913Before him are Moshe Sharett (1894), Vladimir II Monomakh (1053), Leonid Kuchma (1938), Lazar Kaganovich (1893), Levi Eshkol (1895), and Nikolai Berdyaev (1874). After him are Symon Petliura (1879), Anton Makarenko (1888), John Demjanjuk (1920), Oleg Antonov (1906), Fanny Kaplan (1890), and Rodion Malinovsky (1898).

Among WRITERS In Ukraine

Among writers born in Ukraine, Isaac Babel ranks 13Before him are Leopold von Sacher-Masoch (1836), Shmuel Yosef Agnon (1888), Sholem Aleichem (1859), Joseph Roth (1894), Ilya Ehrenburg (1891), and Vasily Grossman (1905). After him are Anton Makarenko (1888), Ze'ev Jabotinsky (1880), Irène Némirovsky (1903), Lesya Ukrainka (1871), Clarice Lispector (1920), and Ivan Franko (1856).