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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Tolstoy's and Dostoevsky's well- known aversion to the intelligentsia has been
frequently quoted to emphasise the gulf between Russia's great writers, who
were concerned with exploring human spiritual depths, and its radical thinkers, ...
Tolstoy's theory of history is of equally little interest to Vogue and Merezhkovsky,
to Stefan Zweig and Percy Lubbock, to Biryukov and E. J. Simmons, not to speak
of lesser men. Historians of Russian thought1 tend to label this aspect of Tolstoy
TOLSTOY. AND. ENLIGHTENMENT. 'Two things are always said about Count
Tolstoy,' wrote the celebrated Russian critic Mikhailovsky in a forgotten essay
published in the mid- 1870s, 'that he is an outstandingly good writer of fiction and
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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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