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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Nadezhdin, then a liberal young professor of European literature at the University
, who edited an avant-garde periodical, was impressed by Belinsky's obvious
seriousness and passion for literature, thought that he detected a spark of ...
pleasures more fiercely, loves more violently, hates with more passion [. . .]1 And
again, literature is 'the fruit of free inspiration, of the united though not the
premeditated efforts of men [. . .] who fully express [. . .] the spirit of the people [.
It was his irony, his tolerant scepticism, his lack of passion, his 'velvet touch',
above all his determination to avoid too definite a social or political commitment
that, in the end, alienated both sides. Tolstoy and Dostoevsky, despite their open
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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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