Penguin Books, 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."
For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators.
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This attitude is utterly different from anything that Flaubert laid down about the
fidelity of the artist to his art, which to him is identical with the proper function of
the artist, or the best method of becoming as good an artist as one could be.
Belinsky, like Gorky, believed in the duty of the artist to tell the truth as he alone,
being uniquely qualified to see and to utter, sees it and can say it; that this is the
whole duty of a writer, whether he be a thinker or an artist. Moreover he believed
When injustice is perpetrated, I have an obligation to speak out and act against it;
nor may artists any more than others sit with folded hands. ... Vocation - talent - is
obedience to an inner need: to fulfil it is the artist's purpose and his duty.
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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
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Russia and 1848
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Herzen and Bakunin on Individual Liberty
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