Literature

Literature

The Literary's Museum Conference on Issac Babel with "Finding Babel" director David Novack

On July 14th, the Odessa Review and the Literary Museum in Odessa hosted a miniature academic conference about Issac Babel - his artifacts, his...

On Laurence Oliphant: The Most Interesting and Banal Travel Writer of All Time

I invite you, dear reader, to try out the following anthropological experiment the next time you are on a transcontinental flight: wander about the...

On Translating Marina Tsvetaeva

Marina Tsvetaeva (1982-1941) was one of the great Russian language poets of the 20th century. She was greatly admired by Russian-American poet Joseph Brodsky: ...

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...

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...

Simon Sebag Montefiore's Ode to Charms of Odessa

Globally acclaimed historian and author Simon Sebag Montefiore is convinced that Odessa is unlike any other city. About the author: Simon Sebag Montefiore is a...

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...

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...

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...

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...