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I don't think private letters should be seriously taken into academia matters.
Best,  Vladimir Mylnikov
P.S.Thanks for putting out the quote. Personally I did not know about that one. At the same time "a nickname" has different implicaitons. In other words, MERZKII MIRSKII could mean the Sviatopolk Mirsky.




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From: ALEXANDER A DOLININ <dolinin@wisc.edu>
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References: <4B687990.7010605@utk.edu> <705118.19898.qm@web52902.mail.re2.yahoo.com> <047C6462-D5EF-47E9-88FA-9B75926FB1F6@auckland.ac.nz>

>From VN's letter to Gleb Struve (December 2, 1932):

"А МЕРЗКИЙ МИРСКИЙ, кажется, приезжает в Париж"
(Zvezda, 2004, No.4, p.150)

See also other negative remarks about Mirsky in previous letters and my annotations to them. Actually "Prince Merzkii" was an old derogative nickname of Mirsky.

Alexander Dolinin



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> I agree with Volodya. I can't recall anything negative VN said or
> wrote about Mirsky.
>
> Brian Boyd
>
> On 3/02/2010, at 8:48 AM, Vladimir Mylnikov wrote:
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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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> position at Oxford, returned to the Soviet Russia and perished in a
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