ALEXANDER BURRY is a specialist in Russian literature. He has published articles on Dostoevsky, Chekhov, Prokofiev, Kurosawa, and other writers and artists. His book entitled Multi-Mediated Dostoevsky: Transposing Novels into Opera, Film, and Drama will be published by Northwestern University Press. In addition to Politkovskaya’s A Small Corner of Hell, he has also translated Venedikt Erofeev’s play Walpurgis Night, or the Steps of the Commander with Tatiana Tulchinsky. He is currently an assistant professor at Ohio State University.