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Dziennik jako inspiracja literacka (Izaak Babel – Dziennik 1920 a Konarmia)

Małgorzata Semczuk

A DIARY AS A LITERARY INSPIRATION. ISAAC BABEL – “DZIENNIK 1920” (THE 1920 DIARY) AND “KONARMIA” (CAVALRY)

The 1920 Diary by Isaac Babel is an outstanding example of Russian writing – an authentic proof of unfair war carried out and made legal by the soviet army. The diary includes notes taken right on the spot by the author, who participated in the Polish-Russian between 3rd and 15th September 1920. Experiences described in the diary were later used in the collection of short stories entitled Konarmia.