Mixed feelings in the Cosmopolitan Kiev Metropolis 

Arriving in this city so often depicted in Isaac Bashevis Singer and where Haim Nachman Byalik, Isaac Babel, Sholem Aleihem were born or spent part of their lives meant something for me…The shadow of Brodsky,the Rothschild of Eastern Europe loomed like its namesaked synagogue and even the fact that Jaroslav Hašek, the author of The Good Soldier Švej had lived brought upon my landing definite … Continue reading Mixed feelings in the Cosmopolitan Kiev Metropolis