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Isaak Babel (1894–1940)

Isaak Babel was born on June 30, 1894 in Odessa, Kherson Governorate, Russian Empire as Isaak Emmanuilovich Babel. He was a writer, known for Jewish Luck (1925), Dzhimmi Khiggins (1928) and Bennie the Howl (1926). He was married to Yevgenia Gronfein. He died on January 27, 1940 in Moscow, Russian SFSR, USSR [now Russia]. See full bio »

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Jewish Luck Writer


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 1998 The Edge (TV Mini-Series) (1 episode)
- The Sin of Jesus (1998)
 1990 Zakat (books)
 1989 Bindyuzhnik i korol (books "Odesskie rasskazy" and "Zakat")
 1989 Iskusstvo zhit v Odesse (stories Odesskie rasskazy)
 1985 Alkony (TV Movie) (as Babel)
 1983 Sumrak (TV Movie)
 1980 Marie (TV Movie) (play)
 1979 BBC Play of the Month (TV Series) (play - 1 episode)
- Marya (1979) ... (play)
 1978 Marija (TV Movie)
 1975 Konarmiya (TV Movie) (story)
 1970 Hrích boha (Short) (novel)
 1969 Marija (TV Movie) (play)
 1968 A kezdet (TV Movie) (novel)
 1963 Sumrak (TV Movie) (play)
 1963 BBC Sunday-Night Play (TV Series) (1 episode)
 1961 The Sin of Jesus (Short) (short story - as Isaac Babel)
 1937 Bezhin lug (Short)
 1936 Tsirk (dialogue - uncredited)
 1935 Odessa (Documentary short) (as I. Babel)
 1928 Dzhimmi Khiggins (adaptation)
 1926 Bennie the Howl (book, 'Odessa Tales')
 1925 Jewish Luck (titles)
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His play, "Marya," was performed at the Old Vic Theatre in London, England with Robert Demeger, Allan Corduner, Matthew Marsh, Julie Legrand, Sylvestra Le Touzel, Geoffrey Bayldon, Iain Mitchell, Sheila Burrell, and Dave Hill in the cast.

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Alternate Names:

I. Babel | Isaac Babel | Babel

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Lived with Antonina Pirojkova from 1934 until his arrest in 1939. It was not until the 1990s that she learned Babel had died in 1940. See more »

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