Scope and Contents note
Title: Nikolaǐ Morshen papers
Date (inclusive): 1949-2008
Collection Number: 2013C30
Hoover Institution Archives
Language of Material:
Mainly in Russian.
6 manuscript boxes
2.5 linear feet
Writings, correspondence, printed matter, and audiovisual material, relating to Russian literature. Includes papers of Nikolaǐ
Narokov, Russian writer and father of Nikolaǐ Morshen.
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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:
Mnimye velichiny, translated into English as
The Chains of Fear (Chicago: Regnery, 1958).
Scope and Contents note
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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