Literary Odessa. For the two hundred year's existence Odessa has found the richest literary history connected to names of A.Pushkin, N.Gogol, A.Ostrovskiy, V.Korolenko, I.Bunin, A.Kuprin, A.Mitskevich, M.Tven, Sholom-Aleyhem, V.Kataev and many, many other writers, poets, playwrights. They have embodied on pages of the products bright instants of a history of city, its labour, cultural, literary life, traditions, customs, habits - all that forms " local colour ".
The Odessa Literature Museum. The museum was set up in 1977 in the Palace og Counts Garagins. The palace, built in the 19th century was later donated to the Odessa Literature and Theatrical Association. The collection of the museum amounts to 40,000 exhibits. It represents the works by Ukrainian, Russian, Polish, Jewish, Bulgarian etc. writers and illustrates their links with Odessa. The list includes about 300 names.