Asarkan, Alexander, 1930-2004
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Identifier: MSE/REE 0036
Scope and Contents The Barabtarlo Collection consists of letters, postcards, emails, manuscripts, photographs, audiocassettes, and videocassettes. These items were collected by Gennady Barabtarlo over the course of his association with the Nabokov Family and with Alexander Asarkan.
Scope and Contents This series consists of letters and handmade postcards from Alexander Naumovich Asarkan (1930-2004), from 1982 to 2003. Asarkan was a noted theater critic and free-thinker. Born in Moscow, he was raised by his mother who died when Asarkan was 13 years old. His father was arrested by the Soviet authorities due to earlier affiliation with the Jewish Labor (Bund) Party, and was killed in Soviet prison in 1931.Asarkan studied theater until his arrest in 1949 for "anti-Soviet propaganda...