Rose Strunsky Lorwin

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Anna Strunsky Walling and her sister Rose Strunsky Lorwin during the time Rose was attending Stanford University.

Rose Strunsky Lorwin, born Rose Strunsky (1884, Russia – 1963, New York) was a Russian-American translator and socialist.

Strunsky's family emigrated to the United States, first to New York City and then to San Francisco, where she attended Stanford University. Along with her older sister, Anna Strunsky, she was active in socialist politics and San Francisco's literary scene. The sisters travelled in Russia in 1905, and lived in Greenwich Village in New York in the 1910s. Rose Strunsky married Lewis Lorwin in 1920. Throughout her life she worked as a translator. Her translations include Gorky's The Confession, the journal of Tolstoy and Trotsky's Literature and Revolution. Rose Strunsky Lorwin died in New York in 1963.[1]

She was the mother of Val R. Lorwin and psychology professor Rosalind Lorwin.[2]


  • Abraham Lincoln, 1914
  • (transl.) Maxim Gorky, The confession, 1916
  • (transl,) The journal of Leo Tolstoi, Knopf, 1917
  • (transl.) Leon Trotsky, Literature and Revolution, International Publishers, 1925


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