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Lyubka the Cossack by Isaac Babel
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Feb 06, 10

it was amazing
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Read in February, 2010

The input I've heard about Babel seems to be spot-on: there's never an extraneous word; there's never too little. This guy was the master of the short story. Read him!

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Richard He was heavily influenced by Guy de Maupassant, another master of the short story. This explains both the choice of genre and the style.

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