Literature

Literature

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...

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...

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...

The Third Odessa International Literature Festival

The festival takes place for the third year in Odessa between September 28th and October 1, 2017. Now In its third year, the Odessa Literary...

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...

To Clarice Lispector, Wherever She Might Find Me

Four decades after her passing, the acclaimed Brazilian writer Clarice Lispector (December 10, 1920 — December 9, 1977) is becoming ever more lionized for...

In Search Of Mykola Bazhan’s Legacy On The Eve Of Commemorations Of Babyn Yar

Mykola Platonovich Bazhan (1904-1983) was one of the greatest Ukrainian poets of the twentieth century. He cemented his literary reputation in the 1920’s as...
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Bel Amie

  In this fantastical story, the author imagines himself meeting with Bel Kaufman a few years after her death in 2014 at the age of...

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...

James Bond is From Odessa

From Ukraine with Love: Hollywood’s favorite British spy, James Bond, was inspired by the great Odessa born adventurer.   Everyone knows the world’s most famous secret...