Literature

Literature

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...

Ukrainian Literature’s Boy Wonder Goes West

A profile of Ukraine’s most ambitious young writer. On the surface, Andriy Lyubka is hardly an intimidating presence. With his boyish face and long, sandy hair,...

On “Jews And Ukrainians: A Millennium Of Co-Existence”

The newly published volume “Jews and Ukrainians: A Millennium of Co-Existence”, authored by the historians Paul Robert Magocsi and Yohanan Petrovsky-Shtern is a prodigious coffee...

Justice in Quotes

  First I had dealings with Benya Krik, then with Lyubka Shneyveys. Do these words mean anything to you? Do they leave a taste in...

Ukrainian Writer Yurii Andrukhovych On Literary Translation And Beat Poetry

Yurii Andrukhovych is perhaps the most renowned prose writer, poet, essayist, and translator in contemporary Ukrainian literature. He was born in the city of...

Irena Karpa And Fifi Bristoche Discuss Their Collaboration In A Paris Cafe

The Odessa Review’s managing editor Regina Maryanovska-Davidzon met up with the well known Ukrainian writer Irena Karpa in a Paris Cafe. The singer and song...

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...

Mark Twain in Odessa

The Innocents Abroad; or, The New Pilgrim's Progress is the title of the acerbically funny travelogue penned by Mark Twain during his 1867 trip through...

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...

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...