Literature

Literature

Eugene Ostashevsky On “The Life And Opinions Of DJ Spinoza”

Eugene Ostashevsky is an American poet who was born in Leningrad into a family partially deriving from Odessa. He is now living in Berlin....

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...

Korney Chukovsky: Odessa’s Famous And Also Unknown Writer

He was Vladimir Zhabotinsky’s childhood friend; a defender of Boris Pasternak and Anna Akhmatova; translator of Oscar Wilde, Mark Twain and Rudyard Kipling; chronicler...

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...

Deborah: From the Book of Uman Recollections by Mykola Bazhan

This poem appears in English for the first time, translated by Myroslav Shkandrij from the Ukrainian original. Mykola Bazhan, “Debora: Z knyhy umanskykh spohadiv,” Vitchyzna...

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...

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...

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 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...

Facebook’s Role In The Paradigm Of Ukraine’s Modern Literary Process

It should be no surprise that Ukraine’s political revolution has also given birth to a literary renaissance, one that is firmly connected to the...