Monday, May 1, 2017

Literature

Literature

A Conversation About Contemporary Ukrainian Poetry With Ukraine’s Renowned Poet Serhiy Zhadan

Serhiy Zhadan’s youthful looks in his early 40’s are symbolic of this cult status among Ukraine’s younger generation. The events of the Maidan have...

On The Languages Of Ukrainian Poetry

The events of the past two years have divided Ukrainian poets no less than they have divided other sectors of society. The Russian-language publishing...

Guidebook to Imaginary Cities (a poem) by Boris Hersonsky

Guidebook to Imaginary Cities In this city everything is in reverse relation: to the center from the gate, the whole time you’ll walk not up a hill,...

Simon Sebag Montefiore’s Ode to Charms of Odessa

Globally acclaimed historian and author Simon Sebag Montefiore is convinced that Odessa is unlike any other city. About the author: Simon Sebag Montefiore is a...

Taking Isaac Babel to Canada

Hip Hop innovator ‘Socalled’ reflects on adapting Babel’s Odessa Tales for Canadian audiences – in Yiddish! I had first discovered Babel’s writing by accident rummaging...

Mickiewicz in Odessa by Artur Grabowski

Mickiewicz had been sentenced by trial a few months earlier, instigated by the emperor against a group of Wilno university students for an...

An Excerpt From Sergei Loiko’s ‘Airport’

Translated from the Russian by Alexander Cigale The battle for Donetsk Airport was one of the bloodiest and hardest fought in the now three-year conflict...

Korney Chukovsky: Odessa’s Famous And Also Unknown Writer

He was Vladimir Zhabotinsky’s childhood friend; a defender of Boris Pasternak and Anna Akhmatova; translator of Oscar Wilde, Mark Twain and Rudyard Kipling; chronicler...

On Finding Babel: An Interview With David Novack

The American documentary film maker David Novack has been coming to Odessa for more than twenty years in connection with his interest in the...

The 2016 Reading List

2016 was a great year for books about Ukrainian and Soviet history. Check out our top 8 picks and find something to take on...
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