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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... of Turgenev's liberalism lay in the conviction which he shared with Herzen (
even though he thought that Herzen's populism was his last illusion) as against
Tolstoy and the revolutionaries (even though he admired their single-
He admired anything which he thought to be a noble or passionate impulse,
however mistaken; and he never amused himself at its expense. This ambivalent,
contradictory play of his nature-suspicion and denial on the one hand and blind ...
So, too, Tolstoy maintained that Maupassant, whose gifts he admired greatly,
betrayed his genius precisely owing to false and vulgar theories of this kind; yet
he remained, none the less, a good writer to the degree to which, like Balaam, ...
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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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