On Tuesday, April 17, at 7:00 PM in the BU Castle, 225 Bay State Road, Boston, Victor Golyshev will deliver a lecture titled "Two Forms of Hell: The Utopias of Platonov and Orwell", as the first annual Ha Jin Visiting Lecturer.
Golyshev is one of Russia's best known English-to-Russian translators. His translations include William Faulkner's Light in August, Ken Kesey's One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, Robert Penn Warren's All the King's Men, Thornton Wilder's Theophilus North, George Orwell's 1984, Truman Capote's Other Voices, Other Rooms, William Styron's Set This House on Fire, and others, many of which were completed during the Cold War. He has won the Foreign Literature and Illuminator awards.
This free lecture is open to the public, and sponsored by the Boston University Creative Writing Program.