Friday, June 23, 2017

Literature

Literature

02. International Literature Festival Odessa: Press Conference and Opening

The 2nd International Literature Festival Odessa opens tomorrow with a press conference and an official opening ceremony at Hotel Londonskaya. The Odessa Review is proud...

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...

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...

A Dialogue About That ‘Infamous Odessan’ Language With Boris Khersonsky

This interview is based on a transcription of a radio interview that took place between Igor Pomerantsev and The Odessa Review contributing author and...

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...

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...

An English Sketch of Nineteenth Century Odessa

The 19th century British traveler discovers a cosmopolitan and colorful city whose inhabitants go out of their way to appear ‘as little Russian as...

The Art and Science of Translating Babel

In 1929, the great American literary critic Lionel Trilling read a book “about Soviet regiments of horse operating in Poland” that disturbed him, charged,...

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...

Reflections Of A Translingual Writer

A well-known American author, translator and scholar of Russian and Jewish literature muses on what it means to emigrate and to live and write...
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