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THE SCENE OF THE CRIME

A shout-out to Sabri Gürses, Turkish translator of The Possessed, who found some time during a translation conference at Tolstoy’s ancestral estate to take these beautiful pictures!

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Volkonsky House, where I too spent many interesting hours…

WHAT’S THAT INTRIGUING OBJECT ON THE LAWN?

Ecinniler cimende

IDYLL, WITH TWIGS

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One Response to “THE SCENE OF THE CRIME”

  1. Dave Lull Says:

    Elif Batuman | Koç University

    E-mail :
    ebatuman@ku.edu.tr

    Office Location:
    Social Sciences Building, Room Z 13D

    Office Phone Number: 338 (1149)

    Primary Area of Focus:
    Literary Criticism,
    Creative Nonfiction

    [. . .]

    Research Summary:

    I completed a PhD in comparative literature at Stanford University in 2007. My dissertation was on graphomania, double-entry bookkeeping, and the novel tradition, and focused on Cervantes, Boswell, Tolstoy, Pushkin, Balzac, Conan Doyle, and Proust. My teaching experience has been in Russian language, Russian literature, and academic writing. Right now I’m a writer for the New Yorker magazine, where I have covered subjects ranging from Russian ice palaces to Beşiktaş fan culture. [includes link to CV in pdf:] More

    Education:

    Ph.D. (2007), Comparative Literature (Russian, English, French), Stanford University. Dissertation: “The Windmill and the Giant: Double-Entry Bookkeeping and the Novel” (Committee: Monika Greenleaf, Franco Moretti, Joshua Landy).

    http://cssh.ku.edu.tr/elifbatuman

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