Tuesday 3 May 2011
Gustav Landauer in translation
A few times I have written about Gustav Landauer at this spot - an anarchist who should not and cannot be overlooked in any discourse on religious anarchism.
Unfortunately very little has been translated into English. His most important manifesto (in my opinion), For socialism probably has been out of print for a while (don't let the cover fool you, or perhaps you would like to be fooled by it). Or maybe it can still be bought.
For some months now there has been a reader around which might introduce the Anglophone world to his ideas: Revolution and other writings - a political reader, more about it here.
Hopefully it will not take much longer before his mystical writings will be translated too (his mysticism can be found back in all his writings, though).