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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When the author did not provide this, Turgenev wrote, the reader was dissatisfied
and blamed the writer, since he found it difficult and irritating to have to make up
his own mind, find his own way. And, indeed, it is true that Tolstoy never leaves ...
Even before the novel was published his editor, Mikhail Katkov, protested to
Turgenev. This glorification of nihilism, he complained, was nothing but
grovelling at the feet of the young radicals. 'Turgenev', he said to the novelist's
Still others, like Dmitry Pisarev, proudly nailed Bazarov's colours to their mast and
expressed gratitude to Turgenev for his honesty and sympathy with all that was
most living and fearless in the growing party of the future. Finally there were ...
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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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