This review article discusses the first Russian «experiment in reconstruction» of the biography of Prince D.S. SvyatopolkMirsky (1890–1939), the literary critic and historian, author of the world-famous book «A history of Russian literature». The life path of Svyatopolk-Mirsky is traced in details, his texts are also being discussed. The legacy of «comrade prince», who died in the concentration camp in Russian Far East more than 80 years ago, has been becoming a subject of interest in Russia over recent years, and this book is just in time to fill the gap in the knowledge of his life and thoughts.
history of literature; literary criticism; the Russian emigration; Russian emigrant periodicals; English press; D.S. Svyatopolk-Mirsky.