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I felt like my question isn't appropriate for MO, so I thought maybe I should post it here. I want to read Alexander Grothendieck's "Récoltes et Semailles", but I don't know any French. I can easily find the French version, but as you see I need the English version. I have read that there have been several attempts to translate it into English. Is the full version in English available somewhere? My search lead to a website, though I find it kind of hard to navigate, and I don't know how much of the original materials it includes, and of course it is in a web form. I need it in a .pdf or .djvu or any other readable file format.

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    $\begingroup$ It has been translated to some languages other than English, but I do not know about an English version. $\endgroup$ – zyx Jan 19 '14 at 5:58
  • $\begingroup$ Wikipedia links to existing translations in different languages: fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/R%C3%A9coltes_et_Semailles $\endgroup$ – Anton Tarasenko Feb 7 at 20:15
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I think this is right... maybe somebody can confirm the translation is good and possibly fix it up a little bit.

http://attach3.bdwm.net/attach/0Announce/groups/GROUP_3/Mathematics/D4335A993//M.1104367920.A/RS.pdf

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  • $\begingroup$ You may link the source of the pdf. $\endgroup$ – user 170039 May 13 '16 at 13:05
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    $\begingroup$ This is an incomplete translation, unfortunately $\endgroup$ – Andrew Aug 20 '18 at 1:41
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There apparently is no complete translation into English. Roy Lisker's translation, linked to above, is 98 pages and covers the Preface, Introduction and the first 18 sections, "Promenade through a life's work - or the Child and the Mother." but not "The Letter" nor "The Epilogue and Post-Script".

Juan Antonio Navarro González has a link to the 929 page French original and also a translation of the beginning into Spanish. There is a translation into Russian.

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    $\begingroup$ Wow, someone should make this an open source project or something. $\endgroup$ – littleO Aug 20 '18 at 1:50
  • $\begingroup$ We need more English translation of Grothendieck's works. $\endgroup$ – Matthew Levy Feb 17 at 23:28

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