seeking translator for Sorokin biography / ищет переводчика для биографии Сорокина

 

 

Yuri Doykov, an independent journalist and historian based in Arkhangelsk, Russia has written several important books on Sorokin, including his two-volume biography Питирим Сорокин. Человек вне сезона (Pitirim Sorokin: A man out of season; 2008-2009).

Doykov’s work is the first real biography of Sorokin.

In 1996, the University Press of Kansas published Barry V. Johnston’s Pitirim A. Sorokin: An Intellectual Biography. The work is a valuable contribution to Sorokin studies, but it is not strictly a biography.

Given that most of Sorokin’s career was spent in the United States (and not minimizing the importance of his Russian years), it would be a great service to sociologists and social scientists in related fields to be have an English translation of Doykov’s biography available.

We are seeking responses from Russian scholars who would be willing to undertake a translation into English. Roger W. Smith is prepared to assist in preparation of the translation. While he is not qualified to undertake it himself, he has a working knowledge of Russian and professional editorial experience which would enable him to assist a translator and make the translation letter perfect in English.

We invite responses to either

 

Yuri Doykov

ydoikov@yahoo.com

or

Roger W. Smith

brandeis106@gmail.com

 

 

 

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Юрий Дойков, независимый журналист и историк из Архангельска, написал несколько важных книг о Сорокине, в том числе его двухтомную биографию: Питирим Сорокин. Человек вне сезона (2008-2009).

Работа Дойкова – первая настоящая биография Сорокина.

В 1996 году университетская пресса Канзаса опубликовала «Питирим А. Сорокин» Барри В. Джонстона: «Интеллектуальная биография». Работа является ценным вкладом в исследования Сорокина, но это не совсем биография.

Учитывая, что большая часть карьеры Соркина проводилась в Соединенных Штатах (и не сводя к минимуму важность его российских лет), это было бы отличным сервисом для социологов и социологов в смежных областях, чтобы иметь английский перевод биографии Дойкова.

Мы ищем ответы от российских ученых, которые хотели бы взять перевод на английский язык. Роджер У. Смит готов помочь в подготовке перевода. Несмотря на то, что он не имеет возможности самостоятельно заниматься этим, он имеет опыт работы с русским и профессиональным редакционным опытом, который позволил бы ему помочь переводчику и сделать переводное письмо совершенным на английском языке.

Мы приглашаем

Юрий Дойков

ydoikov@yahoo.com

или

Роджер У. Смит

brandeis106@gmail.com

 

 

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Pitirim Sorokin. The Man out of Season

Contents

Volume 1

Chapter 1 Life of Sorokin before the First World War. 1889-1916

Chapter 2. Participation of Sorokin in the Russian Revolution and the Struggle against the Bolsheviks 1917-1918

Chapter 3 Sorokin’s work at Petrograd University and expulsion from Soviet Russia
on the orders of Lenin and Trotsky. 1919-1922

Volume 2

Chapter 1 Life of Sorokin in Prague.Czechoslovakia 1922-1923

Chapter 2 Sorokin’s work at the University of Minnesota 1923-1930

Chapter 3. Sorokin at Harvard 1930-1968

 

 

Питирим Сорокин. Человек вне сезона

Содержание

 

Том 1

Глава 1 Жизнь Сорокина до Первой мировой войны.1889-1916

Глава 2.Участие Сорокина в Русской революции и борьбе с большевиками 1917-1918

Глава 3 Работа Сорокина в Петроградском университете и высылка  из Советской России

по указанию Ленина и Троцкого. 1919-1922

 

Том 2

Глава1  Жизнь Сорокина в Праге.Чехословакия 1922-1923

Глава2 Работа Сорокина в университете Миннесоты 1923-1930

Глава 3. Сорокин в Гарварде 1930-1968

Sidney Hook review of Sorokin, “Society, Culture and Personality”

 

 

Sidney Hook review of ‘Society, Culture & Personality’ – NY Times 8-17-1947

 

 

Posted here as a PDF file (above) is review of Society, Culture and Personality by Pitirim A. Sorokin:

 

“Man’s Destiny: A Scientific View”

(review of Society, Culture, and Personality)

By Sidney Hook

The New York Times

August 17, 1947

 

 

The review is a harsh,  biting attack on Sorokin’s scholarship and views.

 

 

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Sidney Hook (1902-1989) was an American philosopher known for his contributions to the philosophy of history, the philosophy of education, political theory, and ethics. After embracing Communism in his youth, Hook was later known for his criticisms of totalitarianism, both fascism, and Marxism–Leninism.

 

 

— Roger W. Smith

   March 2018

Lewis Mumford review of “The Reconstruction of Humanity”

 

 

Lewis Mumford review of ‘The Reconstruction of Humanity’ – J of Religion, Oct 1949

 

 

Posted here as a PDF file (above) is a review by Lewis Mumford of The Reconstruction of Humanity by Pitirim A. Sorokin in:

The Journal of Religion

Vol. 29, No. 4 (October, 1949)

 

 

It is interesting that the review is by a non-academic. A very well known one. Note, for example, Mumford’s statement: “The present book has the virtues and defects of Professor Sorokin’s earlier works–both in great abundance. Like his greatest rival, Arnold Toynbee, he is a scholar who carries on his shoulders a tremendous burden of scholarly research, but … his thought is sometimes confused, rather than clarified, by his very erudition.

 

 

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Lewis Mumford (1895-1990) was an American historian, sociologist, philosopher of technology, and literary critic.

 

 

— Roger W. Smith

March 2018

“Almost Any Catastrophe Would Fit Into Harvard Professor’s Thesis”

 

 

‘almost any catastrophe would fit into Harvard’ prof’s thesis’ – Balt Sun 10-2-1935

 

 

He Told Us So

Almost Any Catastrophe Would Fit Into Harvard Professor’s Thesis

By U. P. Ives

The Baltimore Sun, October 2, 1939, pg. 8

 

 

Full article posted above as a downloadable PDF file.

“DENIES U.S. RECOGNITION WILL BRING SOVIET TRADE” (article by Sorokin, Washington Post, 1922)

 

 

article by Sorokin – Wash Post 4-26-1925

 

 

DENIES U.S. RECOGNITION WILL BRING SOVIET TRADE

Kerensky’s Former Secretary Shows Russia Was Never Big Customer Here.

RECOGNIZED BY BERLIN, GERMAN FIGURES FALL.

Data Reveal that Diplomatic Intercourse Has Little Bearing on Business.

America, Now Second in List of Concessions, Existing Mainly on Paper.

OF LITTLE VALUE NOW; LESS IN THE FUTURE.

Will Be Repudiated, Thinks Prof. Sorokin, By Next Russian Regime.

 

By PITIRIM SOROKIN, Professor of Sociology, University of Minnesota, and Former Private Secretary of the Russian Prime Minister Kerenksy.

The Washington Post, Apr 26, 1925, pg. E3

 

 

PITIRIM O. [sic] SOROKIN, professor of sociology at the University of Minnesota, left Russia in October, 1922. Before the Russian revolution, he was a member of the social revolutionary party in Russia. He has been arrested three times by agents of the czar, and later as many times by the communist rulers.

While professor sociology in the University of Petrograd, he was also editor of the newspaper “Will of the People.” During the revolution, he was one of the organizers and a member of the executive committee of the first all-Russian peasants soviet, a member of the council of the republic and of the constitutional assembly, in addition to being private secretary to Prime Minister Kerensky.

 

 

The entire article is posted (above) as a downloadable PDF file.

“Winchester Hillside Aglow With Azaleas, Grown by Harvard Professor”

 

 

‘Winchester Hillside Aglow with Azaleas’ – Boston Globe 5-23-1954

 

 

Posted here (above) as a PDF file:

“Winchester Hillside Aglow With Azaleas, Grown by Harvard Professor,” by George Talomis, Boston Globe, May 23, 1954, pg. A32

An article about Sorokin’s famous garden in his yard in Winchester, Massachusetts.

 

 

“Creative Calamity” (editorial re Sorokin)

 

 

‘Creative Calamnity’ (editorial) – Wash Post 11-2-1942

 

 

posted here (above) as a PDF file:

“Creative Calamity” (editorial), The Washington Post, November 2, 1942, pg. 10

It discusses Sorokin’s views with reference to his The Crisis of Our Age and Man and Society in Calamity.