PLace of birth
A.B. Brooklyn College, A.M. Harvard University, Ph.D. Harvard University
Favorite AMHERST class
With very few exceptions, my favorite Amherst class is the one I am currently teaching
Early 20th century Russian ballet; late 19th and early 20th century Russian prose
Awards and Prizes
A really hard question! For now, The Brothers Karamzaov
Tips for aspiring writers?
Read great writing and keep at it!
Tell us a bit about your path to becoming an author
Slowly but surely, with steady improvement— from undergraduate and graduate years to my professional life as a researcher and scholar. The word processor has made an enormous difference.