Penguin Books, 01.01.2008 - 412 Seiten
Required reading for fans of Tom Stoppard s The Coast of Utopia the landmark investigation into Russian history and thought
Few, if any, English-language critics have written as perceptively as Isaiah Berlin about Russian thought and culture. Russian Thinkers is his unique meditation on the impact that Russia s outstanding writers and philosophers had on its culture. In addition to Tolstoy s philosophy of history, which he addresses in his most famous essay, The Hedgehog and the Fox, Berlin considers the social and political circumstances that produced such men as Herzen, Bakunin, Turgenev, Belinsky, and others of the Russian intelligentsia, who made up, as Berlin describes, the largest single Russian contribution to social change in the world.
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i My title - 'A Remarkable Decade' - and my subject are both taken from a long
essay in which the nineteenth-century Russian critic and literary historian Pavel
Annenkov described his friends more than thirty years after the period with which
Annenkov describes life in a country house, in the village of Sokolovo in 1845,
that had been taken for the summer by three friends - Granovsky, who was a
professor of history in the University of Moscow, Ketcher, who was an eminent ...
description of him is to be found in the essay from which I have taken my title - 'A
Remarkable Decade', by his friend Annenkov. It was written some twenty years
after the events that it records. I must own [Annenkov wrote] that I was puzzled ...
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LibraryThing ReviewNutzerbericht - P_S_Patrick - LibraryThing
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
RUSSIAN THINKERSNutzerbericht - Kirkus
What should be done? To the question that hung over 19th-century Russia and dogs the world today, Isaiah Berlin would answer, stand firmly uncertain. Russian-born and Oxford-bred, Berlin has almost ... Vollständige Rezension lesen
Russia and 1848
The Hedgehog and the Fox 2 4
Herzen and Bakunin on Individual Liberty
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