Saturday, May 15, 2010

From Repressed Writers

“When arrested on May 15, 1939, [Isaak Emmanuilovich’] Babel’’s manuscripts, notebooks, and personal papers were confiscated and have not been seen since. A new collection of his work, Novye rasskazy, was in preparation and was to include stories about ‘heroes of our times.’ But, as Babel’ was heard to say as he was being led away, ‘They didn’t let me finish!’”
I hear ya.


Ne dali mne zakonchit'! I really have to translate it?

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