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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Herzen wrote novels, but they are largely forgotten, because he was not a born
novelist. His stories are greatly inferior to those of his friend, Turgenev, but they
have something in common with them. For in Turgenev's novels, too, you will find
They may be frightened by it, they may be puzzled, but that is where the road to
the future lies.1 Turgenev's familiar friend, Annenkov, to whom he submitted all
his novels for criticism before he published them, saw Bazarov as a Mongol, ...
was more of an artist in his novel than people think, and for this reason lost his
way, and, in my opinion, did very well. He wanted to go to one room, but ended
up in another and a better one.'1 The author clearly started by wanting to do ...
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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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