Récoltes et Semailles,
Réflexions et témoignages sur un passé de
mathématicien (1985-86) -- A many volume
partly autobiographical memoir describing Grothendieck's life as a
- Partial scans of Récoltes et Semailles (first version, 1985).
errata for Part I (missing pages 146, 148)
Scans of parts II, III, IV not available
- A 929-page file containing the entire text of
Récoltes et Semailles, typed by Yves Pocchiola.
Récoltes et Semailles in postscript
Récoltes et Semailles in pdf
- Source Tex, dvi and ps files of Récoltes et
Semailles by a seemingly anonymous (Russian?) typist.
Récoltes et Semailles in Tex, dvi and ps
- Russian translation of the first few parts of
Récoltes et Semailles, by Y. Fridman and M. Finkelberg (two sites)
Récoltes et Semailles in Russian or
Récoltes et Semailles in Russian.
- Roy Lisker's Ferment Magazine site contains
an ongoing English translation of Récoltes et Semailles, as well as his
writings on the subject of his trip to visit A. Grothendieck in 1988 and
other related materials.
Récoltes et Semailles in English
- Juan A. Navarro González has scans of
Récoltes et Semailles containing parts which are not
contained in those above (the first part of Prélude en Quatre
Mouvements, and the appendix Les Portes sur l'Univers
of Part III). This site furthermore contains a partial translation
of Récoltes et Semailles into Spanish.
Récoltes et Semailles in Spanish
La Clef des Songes - ou Dialogue avec le Bon Dieu
-- This book in French (6 chapters, 315 pages, plus hundreds
of pages of added notes) describes Grothendieck's arrival at the conviction of
the existence of God, through his discovery of the meaning and significance of
dreams. It also contains a wealth of personal biographical details on his early
childhood, on the period spent in a French internment camp for undesirables
during World War II and then in the Protestant foyer for Jewish children
in Le Chambon sur Lignon, and on his parents.
A four-page summary
Table of contents
and chapters I,II,III (136 pages),
IV and V (132 pages),
VI (47 pages)
Notes pour la Clef des Songes from the website L'Astrée
a 34-page essay by W. Scharlau, in German except
for the introduction, about one section of La Clef des Songes, called
Les Mutants, discussing 18 individuals who according to
Grothendieck were far ahead of their time.
translation of about 20 pages of Grothendieck's 500 pages
of Notes to La Clef des Songes.
1970 Lecture --
Responsabilité du savant dans le monde d'aujourd'hui --
text from June 1970 written after a lecture given by Grothendieck
at the University of Orsay, south of Paris.
Survivre et Vivre. --
This bulletin of the ecological
association of the same name, edited by C. Chevalley, A. Grothendieck and
P. Samuel, appeared at regular intervals from 1970 to 1973 (?) Many of
the articles were written and signed by Grothendieck.
Survivre No. 1: August 1970
Survivre Nos. 2-3: September-October 1970
Survivre No. 4: December 1970
Survivre No. 5: December 1970
Survivre No. 6: January 1971
Survivre No. 7: February-May 1971
Survivre No. 8: June-July 1971
No. 8 Part 1,   No. 8 Part 2
Survivre No. 9: August-September 1971
Survivre No. 10: October-November 1971
Survivre No. 11: Spring 1971
Survivre No. 12: June 1972
Survivre No. 14: October-November 1972
Survivre No. 15: January-February 1973
Survivre No. 16: undated
Survivre No. 19: undated
Bulletins de Liaison de Survivre et Vivre.
-- These are supplements to the issues of
Survivre et Vivre above.
Bulletin de Liaison Nos. 1-5 preceded by a discussion of the nature
of bulletins de liaisons
Bulletin de Liaison Nos. 7-10
Bulletin de Liaison Nos. 11-12
Bulletin de Liaison Nos. 13-14
Extracts, Letters and Lectures
Crafoord Prize- Letter to journals and newspapers on the
refusal of the Crafoord Prize
Departure from IHES- Extract from the Clef des Songes
on his departure from the IHES in 1970
Lecture at CERN- A lecture delivered by Grothendieck at the
Centre Européen our la Recherche Nucléaire in Geneva,
in January 1972
Two letters on physics, to A.Y., dating from June 24, 1991 (two months
before Grothendieck's disappearance):
A letter to Luca
Barbieri Viale (Scan)
Grothendieck's report on Vietnam (1967)
Grothendieck wrote this report on his return to the IHES from a
one-month visit to Vietnam in November 1967.