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 'Accursed questions' - a phrase which became a cliche in nineteenth-century
Russia for those central moral and social issues of which every honest man, in
particular every writer, must sooner or later become aware, and then be faced
The French writers of the nineteenth century on the whole believed that they were
purveyors. They thought that an intellectual or an artist had a duty to himself and
to the public - to produce as good an object as possible. If you were a painter, ...
as the head of the Censorship (1856-8), Vyazemsky was acquainted with many
of the leading literary figures of the early nineteenth century, including Karamzin (
his brother-in-law), Pushkin, Baratynsky and Gogol (qq.v.). A stern polemicist, he
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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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