A nice LA Times obit (by Elaine Woo) for the Berkeley Slavicist Simon Karlinsky; I have his excellent book The Bitter Air of Exile: Russian Writers in the West, 1922-1972 and should really get his classic work on Gogol. I love the picture of him with his husband Peter Carleton: they look like a wonderful couple. Thanks, Eric!


  1. Thanks for posting this — I took one of his last classes at Berkeley in 91. An amazing, brilliant, interesting, wonderful person.

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