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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hedgehogs; Herodotus, Aristotle, Montaigne, Erasmus, Moliere, Goethe, Pushkin,
Balzac, Joyce are foxes. Of course, like all over-simple classifications of this type,
the dichotomy becomes, if pressed, artificial, scholastic, and ultimately absurd.
But he also revealed, and for the first time, the full glory of the great sun of
Russian literature, Alexander Pushkin, and he discovered and assessed at their
true worth Lermontov, Gogol, Turgenev and Dostoevsky, not to mention such
writers of ...
Pushkin's snobbery, his intermittent attempts to pretend that he was an
aristocratic dilettante and not a professional man of letters at all, touched the
socially sensitive Belinsky on the raw, just as the mask of worldly cynicism which
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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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