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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Gogol died an unrepentant reactionary, but Turgenev, who ventured to praise
him as a satirical genius in an obituary article, was promptly arrested for it.
Bakunin was in prison, Herzen lived abroad, Belinsky was dead, Granovsky was
... enlightened grain from the reactionary chaff in Tolstoy's opinions, reached the
conclusion that there was an unresolved, and unavowed, conflict in the great
novelist's conceptions both of human nature and of the problems facing 1 '
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3 'Tell me honestly,' he wrote to one of his most caustic critics, the satirist Saltykov
(who complained that the word 'nihilist' was used by reactionaries to damn
anyone they did not like), 'how could anybody be offended by being compared to
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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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