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 course Pushkin had been recognised as a writer of genius before Belinsky
had begun writing, but it was Belinsky's eleven famous essays that established
his importance, not merely as a poet of magnificent genius, but as being, in the
He forgot Pushkin's coldness, he realised that behind Lermontov's Byronic mask,
his insulting cynicism and desire to wound and be wounded, there was a great
lyrical poet, a serious and penetrating critic, and a tormented human being of ...
He declared that Dante was not a poet; that Fenimore Cooper was the equal of
Shakespeare; that Othello was the product of a barbarous age; that Pushkin's
poem Ruslan and Lyudmila was 'infantile', that his Tales of Belkin and Fairy Tales
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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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