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Gene H. Bell-Villada

Professor of Romance Languages, Williams College

Gene H. Bell-Villada, a professor of Romance Languages at Williams College, has authored or edited ten books. His latest volume is On Nabokov, Ayn Rand and the Libertarian Mind: What the Russian-American Odd Pair Can Tell Us about Some Values, Myths and Manias Widely Held Most Dear. His works include The Carlos Chadwick Mystery: A Novel of College Life and Political Terror, the short story collection The Pianist Who Liked Ayn Rand, and the critical studies Art for Art's Sake and the Literary Life, Borges And His Fiction: A Guide To His Mind And Art and Garcia Marquez: The Man And His Work.
He holds a doctorate from Harvard University and has been a professor at Williams College since 1975.


  • –present
    Professor of Romance Languages, Williams College