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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But a capacity for lasting literary verdicts is not where his genius lay. His unique
quality as a literary critic, the quality which he possessed to a degree scarcely
equalled by anyone in the west, is the astonishing freshness and fullness with ...
He had all the zeal of a convert and a self-taught one at that, and did more than
anyone to establish the formal conventions of Russian literary prose and verse in
the later eighteenth century, rigorously modelled on the most elaborate Euro- ...
prose writers; he had a future; yet his literary friends felt reservations about him.
He paid visits to the literary salons, both right- and left- wing (political divisions
had always existed and were becoming sharper in Petersburg and Moscow), but
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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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