Literature

Literature

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...

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...

Imparting Literary Magic Through Translation: A Conversation With Boris Dralyuk

Boris Dralyuk is the Executive Editor of the Los Angeles Review of Books as well as a literary translator. He holds a PhD in...

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...

Jennifer Clement Speaks About The PEN International Congress Held In Lviv

Jennifer Clement is President of PEN International and the first woman to be elected to the office. She is an American-Mexican writer and the...

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 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...

Babel: the Black Sea Bard

The Odessa Review pays tribute to Odessa’s most influential and inspirational literary figure Isaac Babel’s short story collections, ‘The Odessa Tales’ and ‘Red Cavalry’ remain...

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...

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...