The theme that links these essays--written over thirty years--is the phenomenon of the Russian intelligentsia, which Isaiah Berlin describes as 'the largest single Russian contribution to social change in the world'.
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hedgehogs; Herodotus, Aristotle, Montaigne, Erasmus, Moliere, Goethe, Pushkin,
Balzac, Joyce are foxes. Of course, like all over-simple classifications of this type,
the dichotomy becomes, if pressed, artificial, scholastic, and ultimately absurd.
But he also revealed, and for the first time, the full glory of the great sun of
Russian literature, Alexander Pushkin, and he discovered and assessed at their
true worth Lermontov, Gogol, Turgenev and Dostoevsky, not to mention such
writers of ...
He declared that Dante was not a poet; that Fenimore Cooper was the equal of
Shakespeare; that Othello was the product of a barbarous age; that Pushkin's
poem Ruslan and Lyudmila was 'infantile', that his Tales of Belkin and Fairy Tales
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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
Herzen and Bakunin on Individual Liberty
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