Literature

Literature

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...

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...

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...

Eduard Bagritsky’s “Smugglers”

This rendition of a classic modernist poem was translated by Boris Dralyuk, the Executive Editor of the Los Angeles Review of Books. Read our long...

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...

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...

The Scent Of Romance: Four Tales of Love In Odessa

One of the most respected journalists on the Ukraine and Russian conflict recounts four stories of romance in the city. I. It was a foggy salty...

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...

Zvi Preigerzon: the Soviet Union’s secret Hebrew writer

The story of a Ukrainian-born writer who secretly wrote in the Hebrew language his entire life while working as a coal engineer. By all accounts,...

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...