NABOKV-L post 0019313, Tue, 2 Feb 2010 11:48:52 -0800

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It is really odd. Nabokov highly appreciated D.Mirsky's History. I can't recall any negativity towards him.
Plus "merzky" is not in active vocabulary of Nabokov.
Vladimir Mylnikov

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Date: Mon, 01 Feb 2010 18:28:17 +0300
From: Mikhail Efimov <>
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Dear List!
Does anybody remember the source of the following Nabokov's words: "merzky Mirsky"? (D. Mirsky was a Russian emigre literary scholar and the author of great "The History of Russian Literature" who left his position at Oxford, returned to the Soviet Russia and perished in a prison or camp).

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