Jan Paul Hinrichs. The Myth of Odessa

Odessa is not only the name of a city but also the name of a myth. The theme of this book refers to the contribution of Russian literature of the XX century to the construction of this “Odessa myth”. The city gave the world many talented writers who, in turn, gave this city to the world. Unique images of the city appear with texts by I. Bunin, K. Paustovskyi, I. Babel, I. Ilf and E. Petrov, V. Kataev, Y. Olesha. All this was skillfully combined and presented to the readers by a Dutch writer Jan Paul Hinrichs. (more…)