Literature

Literature

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...

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...
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An Excerpt from "By The Black Sea" by Mikhail Kapchinsky

This is an excerpt from the 1952 memoirs of the Odessa Film Studio’s legendary first director Mikhail Kapchinsky. The excerpt provides a remarkable historical...
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Bel Amie

  In this fantastical story, the author imagines himself meeting with Bel Kaufman a few years after her death in 2014 at the age of...

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...

Going To Lviv

The Polish poet and essayist Adam Zagajewski’s extravagant and miraculous new collection, ‘Slight Exaggeration,’ takes on banality and vulgarity through elegant art. This article...

Babel's Extended Ode to Odessa

'Odessa' by Isaac Babel Translated by Val Vinokur Photo by Igor Sytnik Odessa is a nasty town. Everybody knows this. Instead of saying “what’s the difference,” over...

Mickiewicz in Odessa by Artur Grabowski

Mickiewicz had been sentenced by trial a few months earlier, instigated by the emperor against a group of Wilno university students for an...

An English Sketch of Nineteenth Century Odessa

The 19th century British traveler discovers a cosmopolitan and colorful city whose inhabitants go out of their way to appear ‘as little Russian as...

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...