The Black Russian
Professor Alexandrov is an expert on 19th- and 20th-century Russian prose— especially the works of Leo Tolstoy, Andrei Bely and Vladimir Nabokov—and on literary theory. Professor Alexandrov is the author of the books Andrei Bely: The Major Symbolist Fiction, Nabokov’s Otherworld, and Limits to Interpretation: The Meanings of ‘Anna Karenina’, as well as numerous articles and book chapters. He is also editor of The Garland Companion to Vladimir Nabokov. We talk with Vladimir Alexandrov about his new book, The Black Russian, which recently won the MacMillan Center’s Gustav Ranis International Book Prize.