Literature

Literature

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...

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...

The Art and Science of Translating Babel

In 1929, the great American literary critic Lionel Trilling read a book “about Soviet regiments of horse operating in Poland” that disturbed him, charged,...

Nineteenth Century Travelers In Odessa

Ernest Hemingway’s famous observation in his memoir ‘A Movable Feast’’, in which he describes Paris as “the place best organized for a writer to...

An Excerpt From Sergei Loiko’s ‘Airport’

Translated from the Russian by Alexander Cigale The battle for Donetsk Airport was one of the bloodiest and hardest fought in the now three-year conflict...

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...

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...

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 Decommunizing Of Taras Shevchenko

The remarkable poet and artist who is considered to be the father of the modern Ukrainian nation means different things to different people. It...

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...