Overview of the NikolaǏ Morshen Papers
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Title: Nikolaǐ Morshen papers
Date (inclusive): 1949-2008
Collection Number: 2013C30
Contributing Institution: Hoover Institution Archives
Language of Material: Mainly in Russian.
Physical Description: 6 manuscript boxes 2.5 linear feet
Abstract: Writings, correspondence, printed matter, and audiovisual material, relating to Russian literature. Includes papers of Nikolaǐ Narokov, Russian writer and father of Nikolaǐ Morshen.
Creator: Morshen, Nikolaǐ.
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[Identification of item], Nikolaǐ Morshen papers, [Box no.], Hoover Institution Archives
Nikolai Nikolaevich Marchenko, a Russian émigré writer best known under the pen name Nikolai Morshen, taught Russian at the Defense Language Institute in Monterey and wrote poetry in his spare time. His father, Nikolai Vladimirovich Marchenko, pen name Nikolai Narokov, is known for two novels: Mogu! and Mnimye velichiny, translated into English as The Chains of Fear (Chicago: Regnery, 1958).
The collection includes drafts of writings by both Nikolaǐ Narokov and Nikolaǐ Morshen, some of them autobiographical, particularly reminiscences and sketches reflecting their experiences under Soviet rule. A small amount of correspondence concerns their lives as displaced persons in Germany following the Second World War; also included are the writings of another émigré and colleague, Vladimir Markov, a professor of Russian literature at the University of California at Los Angeles.
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