Barabtarlo, Gennady 1949-(Gene Barabtarlo)

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BARABTARLO, Gennady 1949-(Gene Barabtarlo)

PERSONAL: Born February 15, 1949, in Moscow, U.S.S.R (now the Russian Federation); son of Alexander (an economist) and Maria (a professor of German; maiden name, Zelvyansky) Barabtarlo; married Alla Toshchakov (a philologist), 1968; children: Maria Elizabeth. Education: University of Moscow, Diploma, 1972; University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Ph.D., 1985. Politics: None. Religion: Russian Orthodox. Hobbies and other interests: Handicrafts.

ADDRESSES: Home—Columbia, MO. Office—451 GCB, GRAS, University of Missouri—Columbia, Columbia, MO 65211.

CAREER: Pushkin Literary Museum, Moscow, Russia, senior research fellow, 1970-78; University of Missouri—Columbia, assistant professor of Russian, 1984-90, associate professor of Russian, 1990-94, professor of Russian, 1994—.

MEMBER: International Nabokov Society (vice president, 1990-92; president, 1992-94).


(Translator) Vladimir Nabokov, Pnin, Ardis (Ann Arbor, MI), 1983.

Phantom of Fact, Ardis (Ann Arbor, MI), 1989.

Aerial View: Essays on Nabokov's Art and Metaphysics, Peter Lang (New York, NY), 1993.

(With Charles Nicol) A Small Alpine Form, Garland Publishing (New York, NY), 1993.

(Editor and writer of commentary) Alexander Solzhenitsyn, What a Pity (short fiction), Duckworth (London, England), 1996.

In Every Place, Stella (St. Petersburg, Russia), 1996.

(Editor and contributor) Cold Fusion: Aspects of theGerman Cultural Prescience in Russia, Berghahn Books (Oxford, England, and New York, NY), 2000.

Also writes under the name Gene Barabtarlo.

WORK IN PROGRESS: Nabokov and Pushkin: A Private Correspondence.

SIDELIGHTS: Gennady Barabtarlo told CA: "In all my writing, I try hard to avoid chopped sentences, split infinitives, and minced words, and to steer clear, as much as I can, of abbreviations."