Yuri Doykov’s site (Сайт Юрия Дойкова)

 

 

Students of Russian history and scholars interested in Pitirim A. Sorokin and his cultural milieu may be interested to know that the Russian journalist and historian Yuri Doykov has a site.

 

http://doykov.com/category/blog/

 

There you will find information about and downloadable text from Doykov’s biography of Sorokin: Питирим Сорокин. Человек вне сезона (Pitirim Sorokin: A man out of season).

 

The site also contains posts focusing on Sorokin, for example, two recent ones:

 

 

ПИТИРИМ СОРОКИН И ЧЕКИСТ ЛИНДЕМАН…

 

http://doykov.com/blog/pitirim-sorokin-i-chekist-lindeman/

 

 

ПИТИРИМ СОРОКИН И ЛАРИСА РЕЙСНЕР…

 

http://doykov.com/blog/pitirim-sorokin-i-larisa-rejsner/

 

 

— Roger W. Smith

    June 2018

 

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

Roger W. Smith

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

“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.

 

 

autographed title page of book presented by Ivan Pavlov to Pitirim A. Sorokin

 

 

 

 

dedication by Pavlov to Sorokin (2)

 

 

The inscription (translated from the Russian) reads, “For the much esteemed Pitirim Aleksandrovich Sorokin from Pavlov.”

 

 

how did Sorokin’s “Hunger as a Factor in Human Affairs” get published?

 

 

Pitirim A. Sorokin’s lifelong friend and fellow academic Carle C. Zimmerman, with whom Sorokin taught for many years, states in his Sorokin: The World’s Greatest Sociologist: His Life and Ideas on Social Time and Change (Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada: University of Saskatchewan, 1968, pg. xiii-xiv), regarding Sorokin’s groundbreaking study голод как фактор (golod kak faktor; published in English as Hunger as a Factor in Human Affairs):

After the famine of 1921, … [Sorokin] embarked upon a study of the sociology of hunger and famine. The communist government had killed the landowners and tried to collectivize the peasants. As a result of this, agricultural production declined to disastrously low levels. A former grain exporting country could no longer feed itself. A drought in 1920 and 1921 resulted in wholesale starvation. Millions died of famine. Sorokin’s book about this was too much for the communists. His manuscript was destroyed and he accepted banishment September 23, 1922 to save his life.
This statement is misleading. The book was published in Leningrad in 1922. Soviet censors immediately destroyed it. It is easy to see why. Sorokin’s study was written in the midst of, and in response to, the Russian famine of 1921–22. It shows how the government in power can create such conditions.

In the introduction to the English translation by Sorokin’s wife, Elena P. Sorokin, which was published in 1975 as Hunger as a Factor in Human Affairs, Elena Sorokin notes that “The censors … caught up with the book in its final stage of production and destroyed it. When Pitirim and I were banished from the USSR …, we smuggled out the proofs of the book.” It was published posthumously, as noted above, in a translation by Sorokin’s wife.

 

 

— Roger W. Smith

   December 2017

 

 

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Pitrim A. Sorokin residence

 

 

‘Winchester garden aglow with azaleas’ – Boston Globe

 

 

On May 24, 2017, I traveled by car to Winchester, Massachusetts, where the world famous Russian émigré sociologist and social philosopher Pitirim A. Sorokin, one of my heroes, lived.

Sorokin, his wife Elena P.  Sorokin, and their two sons resided at 8 Cliff Street in Winchester. (Sorokin died in 1968. One of his sons still occupies the same residence.) I was interested not only to see the residence of a world renowned scholar and writer, but also to see the house because it was famous for its grounds: a garden developed and maintained by Sorokin himself, for which he had won awards from horticultural societies and of which he was proud.

I drove up the block, which was on a steep ascent, using GPS to guide me. The GPS system advised me that I had arrived at my destination, 8 Cliff Street, on my left. I saw 6 Cliff Street, but where was number 8? Number 8 was shrouded and hidden by a profusion of flowering bushes. It reminded me of the Forest of Thorns in “Sleeping Beauty.”

 

— Roger W. Smith

 

 

 

 

Pitrim A. Sorokin residence, 8 Cliff St., Winchester, MA. Photographs by Roger W. Smith.

 

 

photographs of Pitirim A. Sorokin and his wife, Elena P. Sorokin

 

 

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