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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Of course Pushkin had been recognised as a writer of genius before Belinsky
had begun writing, but it was Belinsky's eleven famous essays that established
his importance, not merely as a poet of magnificent genius, but as being, in the
Lermontov, Mikhail Yur'evich (1814-41), novelist, poet, playwright and soldier; a
leading Russian romantic whose writings are characterised by their lyricism and
introspection. Among his best-known works are 'Smert' poeta' ('The Death of a ...
Nekrasov, Nikolay Alekseevich (1821-78), poet and publisher, a patron of writers
and critics, notably Turgenev, Tolstoy and Belinsky (qq.v.). Though a member of
the gentry, Nekrasov had to write hack poetry and vaudevilles to pay for his ...
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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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