Suggested Translation

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  • title:
    Religion and Socialism
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  • Author(s):
    Anatoly Lunacharsky

Suggested by rwoodhouse on 1 June 2015, 3:01 pm. Last edited on 1 June 2015, 3:01 pm.


  • hayyimbenyonah

    I wonder whether it would be worth it to translate this work from the Yiddish because the Yiddish itself is a translation from the original Russian. Lunacharsky never published anything in Yiddish.

    30 June 2015, 8:28 pm

  • rwoodhouse

    Ideally, I would like to translate a Russian version. However the only version I can find is the Yiddish one.

    1 July 2015, 1:12 pm

  • hayyimbenyonah

    This is a list of libraries that have the text in print form.

    Furthermore, according to Roland Boer, a new Russian edition is in the planning, as is an English translation from it ( How long that will take, who knows. In this article, Boer also claims to have a pdf of the original Russian text. Perhaps if you contact him he will share it?

    1 July 2015, 1:29 pm

  • rwoodhouse

    Thank you so much for this info! I really appreciate it!

    1 July 2015, 1:32 pm

  • hayyimbenyonah

    If you do get a hold of the pdf from Boer, please make note of it here; I would also like to have a copy if we can find an appropriate way of connecting.

    1 July 2015, 1:38 pm

  • rwoodhouse

    I absolutely will. I've found and tried to edit and translate (as best as I could) what's available here; but it's only the first four chapters, and I was using google translate which I don't think is as accurate as a direct translation would be, so I kind of gave up. Hopefully I have some luck with Boer.

    1 July 2015, 1:43 pm