Semën Frank

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(3035) Frank, Semën (1877-1950). “Svet vo t’me. Opyt khristianskoĭ ėtiki i sot︠s︡ialʹnoĭ filosofii” (“The light shineth in darkness : an essay in Christian ethics and social philosophy”. OCLC :9193021).

Original typescript, 2nd copy on paper of mediocre quality. 330 pages. 28cm x 20. Amateur hardbound boards, brown cloth covered. Samizdat produced between 1965 and 1968.

It wouldn’t be until 1998 that this fundamental text would appear in Russia, fifty-odd years after the first Parisian publication.
Semën Frank was expelled from the USSR from 1922 and all of his writings prohibited and removed from the libraries. It wouldn’t be until 1995 that the NLR would enter the title into their catalogue, (Paris: YMCA, 1949).

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