Author: Melissa Yael Jacobowitz

Mind/Body, Jewish/Russian: Identity Fragmentation in Isaac Babel’s “Story of My Dovecote”

“It is always the dominant people who define what is beautiful.” -Melvin Konner, The Jewish Body One of Isaac Babel’s semiautobiographical childhood stories, “Story of My Dovecote” [«История моей голубятни»], explores the process of a Jewish boy growing up in early twentieth-century southern Ukraine among revolutionary reforms, anti-Jewish discrimination, and anti-Jewish pogroms. In “Story of My […]