Nathalie Babel

Nathalie Babel was born in 1929 in Paris. She emigrated from France to the USA in 1961. A professor of Russian and French literature, she has edited several volumes of her father’s works including: The Lonely Years: 1925-1939 (Farrar, Strauss & Giroux 1964), You Must Know Everything: Stories 1915-1937 (Farrar, Strauss & Giroux 1966), and The Complete Works of Isaac Babel (W.W. Norton and Co. 2001).
Stalin: Literature and Survival: Nathalie Babel, Shimon Markish, Evgeny Pasternak
Isaac Babel, Peretz Markish and Boris Pasternak were among the greatest Russian writers of the 20th century. Markish wrote in Yiddish, Babel and Pasternak in Russian. All were persecuted by Stalin: Babel and Markish were executed; only Pasternak survived. This session offered an unprecedented and unique opportunity to hear the writers’ children, Nathalie Babel, Shimon Markish and Evgeny Pasternak, discuss with writer and broadcaster Clive James their fathers’ enduring legacies....