Literature

Literature

How To Write A Book In The Ukrainian Literary Context 

By Daria Popovich, participant of The Odessa Review journalism seminar and workshop This is an excerpt from a longer work in progress on working on...

Nineteenth Century Travelers In Odessa

Ernest Hemingway’s famous observation in his memoir ‘A Movable Feast’’, in which he describes Paris as “the place best organized for a writer to...

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...

Going To Lviv

The Polish poet and essayist Adam Zagajewski’s extravagant and miraculous new collection, ‘Slight Exaggeration,’ takes on banality and vulgarity through elegant art. This article...

A Ukrainian Journalist Responds To Barack Obama’s Great Book

By Oksana Kamienieva, participant of The Odessa Review journalism seminar and workshop The Audacity of Hope was the second book written by the American President Barack Obama...

Andrea Chalupa Answers Four Questions About Orwell

1.Let us begin with Orwell. There is a resurgence now of interest in the work of Orwell with all of the issues surrounding fake...

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...

Odessa Reads Odessa: A Celebration Of The City’s Literary Heritage

  On July 12th and 13th, a celebration of Odessa’s rich literary history will revive the public reading tradition and give a long-overdue tribute to...

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...

Babel’s Extended Ode to Odessa

'Odessa' by Isaac Babel Translated by Val Vinokur Photo by Igor Sytnik Odessa is a nasty town. Everybody knows this. Instead of saying “what’s the difference,” over...