Literature

Literature

21st Century War: Conflict As Political Theatre

The man was as insistent as he was drunk. He leaned in; his reeking breath was repellent. “Putin he Strong, he strong!” he slurred. “Kyiv...

Religion For The People

The writer Yulia Verba has recentlly published a very funny book of short stories “Spawn of the Moldavanka” which is set in the dilapidated...

Odessa’s Neglected Poets: Semyon Keselman And Anatoly Fioletov

Boris Dralyuk is the Executive Editor of the Los Angeles Review of Books. Read our long interview with him here. “Odessa is a nasty place,” wrote...

Gapa Guzhva

Val Vinokur has just published "The Essential Fictions," a newly translated collection of the works of Odessan Jewish writer Isaac Babel. This story was...

Eduard Bagritsky’s “Smugglers”

This rendition of a classic modernist poem was translated by Boris Dralyuk, the Executive Editor of the Los Angeles Review of Books. Read our long...

The Escape

Translated from the Ukrainian by Reilly Costigan-Humes and Isaac Stackhouse Wheeler. “The Escape” was published in Andriy Lyubka’s 2016 book of short fiction “A...

Returning Agnon To Ukraine

In 1966, the Israeli writer Shmuel Yosef Agnon was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature for his book “A Guest for the Night”. Set...

Ukrainian Literature’s Boy Wonder Goes West

A profile of Ukraine’s most ambitious young writer. On the surface, Andriy Lyubka is hardly an intimidating presence. With his boyish face and long, sandy hair,...

The New Year In Moldavanka

The writer Yulia Verba has recently published a very funny book of short stories “Spawn of the Moldavanka” set in the dilapidated communal courtyards...

On “Jews And Ukrainians: A Millennium Of Co-Existence”

The newly published volume “Jews and Ukrainians: A Millennium of Co-Existence”, authored by the historians Paul Robert Magocsi and Yohanan Petrovsky-Shtern is a prodigious coffee...