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88 Odessa was fabled for the improbability of its magnificence, surrounded as it was by the wilds of the Russian frontier. For such visitors, Odessa’s splendor went hand-in-hand with its aura of European otherness, resembling Mediterranean Italy or Greece, rather than frigid Russia. Henry Wikoff describes his experience: I was almost tempted to believe that, by some hocus-pocus, we had tumbled on an Italian town, so balmy was the air, so bright the aspect of the place, with its lofty granite houses, broad streets, rich foliage, and splendid promenade on the borders of the smiling Black Sea, rivaling the Mediterranean in loveliness.

Indd 32 9/22/11 3:12 PM THE BIRTH OF OLD ODESSA n  Odessa’s abundance and splendor also implied affluence for its residents, and observers avowed that wealth could be attained through commercial success by everybody who settled there. 97 There was literally money to burn and the burgeoning of trade in Odessa brought wealth and amusement to visitors and settlers alike. Visitors were dazzled by Odessa’s people and their culture as much as they were by the city’s wealth and abundance.

It was supposedly the only tone fit to express the true, the good, and all that was essential and meaningful. indd 21 9/22/11 3:12 PM  n INTRODUCTION Carnival represents the temporary suspension of the medieval order, where the laughter and vulgar speech of the marketplace triumph over official discourse, where indulgence supplants asceticism, where the spontaneous uproots the dogmatic. ”91 And perhaps Bakhtin had Odessa specifically in mind when depicting carnival, as he had lived in Odessa for a number of years.

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