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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3 Vissarion Belinsky In 1856 Ivan Aksakov, one of two famous Slavophil brothers,
who had no sympathy for political radicalism, wrote an account of one of his tours
of the provincial centres of European Russia. The tour was conceived by him ...
Of these latter Belinsky is the greatest and most direct ancestor. Those left-wing
writers of a later day inevitably tended to imitate the defects of his qualities, and in
particular the brutal directness and carelessness of his diction as a measure of ...
301; letter from Belinsky, 30711; suggests publication of literary journal to
Turgenev, 307; fails to understand iconoclasts, 349; Anna Karenina, 54, 79, 172,
284, 288-9; Childhood, Adolescence and Youth, 278, 283; The Cossacks, 284,
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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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