Isaiah Berlin: A Life
Isaiah Berlin refused to write an autobiography, but he agreed to talk about himself - and so for 10 years, before's Berlin's death in November 1997, he allowed Michael Ignatieff to interview him about his past, his ideas, his most intimate memories, and his inner conflicts.
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He poured out his feelings in letters to friends and reached out to Aline . Before
Easter 1954 , in a depressed and anguished state of mind , he asked Aline to
give him a lift into London so that he could attend a meeting about the disposal of
Isaiah presented Aline to his mother , who , having been alarmed , at the height
of his infatuation with Patricia Douglas , that he might marry a Gentile , was now
overjoyed that he was returning to the fold . Whatever ambivalence a powerfully ...
69 MI / IV IB and Aline Berlin , 1995 – 6 ; IB to Aline Berlin , 30 . 10 . 62 ; see also
IB to Maurice Bowra , 27 . 10 . 62 . The talk at the White House is reprinted in
revised form as ' Artistic Commitment : A Russian Legacy ' , in SR , 194 – 231 .
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ISAIAH BERLIN: A LifeUser Review - Kirkus
A polished life of the century's preeminent liberal (in the classic sense) philosopher. Just as Berlin's critics complained he never wrote a single-volume magnum opus but only essays, Berlin's friends ... Read full review
Isaiah Berlin: a lifeUser Review - Not Available - Book Verdict
Ignatieff (The Warrior's Honor, LJ 1/98) met and conferred with Berlin periodically over a ten-year period until Berlin's death at the age of 88 in 1997. He also spent hours talking to Berlin's wife ... Read full review