Russian Thinkers, Band 7
Viking Press, 1978 - 312 Seiten
The theme that links these essays--written over thirty years--is the phenomenon of the Russian intelligentsia, which Isaiah Berlin describes as 'the largest single Russian contribution to social change in the world'.
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Now, however, the lead given by Gogol in his unfortunate Selected Extracts from
a Correspondence with Friends was followed in one or two government-
approved school textbooks which went further than the most extreme Slavophils,
In 1847 Gogol, whose genius Belinsky had acclaimed, published a violently anti-
liberal and anti-western tract, calling for a return to ancient patriarchal ways, a
spiritually regenerated land of serfs, landlords, the tsar. The cup brimmed over.
... traders-the 'poor folk' of Dostoevsky, the inhabitants of the teeming world of
Gogol's terrible comic imagination. Speaking of the Westerners' attitude to the
Slavophils, Herzen said: Yes, we were their opponents, but very peculiar ones.
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In these ten essays Isiah Berlin explains the political thought and philosophy of several prominent thinkers of 19th Century Russia, while illuminating the historical context necessary for their ... Vollständige Rezension lesen
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It should be noted first that Isaiah Berlin knew his material backwards and forwards; the book bears the mark of exhaustive study. Russian Thinkers is a collection of essays on Russian luminaries ... Vollständige Rezension lesen
Russia and 1848
The Hedgehog and the Fox
Herzen and Bakunin on Individual Liberty
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