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 life is normally represented as falling into two distinct parts: first comes
the author of immortal masterpieces, later the prophet of personal and social
regeneration; first the aristocratic writer, the difficult, somewhat unapproachable,
Bakunin is best known for his insistence that revolution cannot occur without a
passionate commitment to destruction, which led others to characterise him as a
nihilist. His ideas influenced Russian radicals of the later nineteenth century, and
During his imprisonment - the basis for the novel Zapiski iz mertvogo doma (
Notes from the House of the Dead, 1860-2) - he had a religious awakening which
shaped his later literary output. His best-known later works, such as Brat'ya ...
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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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