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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Illustrations Frontispiece Isaiah Berlin , by Steve Pyke , 14 June 1990 Between
pages 116 and 117 1 Riga , 1910 . 2 Petrograd , 1917 , aged 8 . 3 Upper Addison
Gardens , London , 1923 aged 14 . 4 London in the 1920s . Isaiah , Aunt Ida and
Isaiah richly enjoyed the great man ' s company , though occasionally Keynes '
provocative insouciance shocked him . Once , during a hot summer ' s dinner in
1944 , Keynes asked , ' Have you ever noticed that Congress passes idiotic ...
It is possible , though Isaiah never found out for certain , that his remark about the
' sleeping beauty ' had caught up with him . “ His disappointment about Potsdam
was severe but short - lived , for a beguiling alternative had come his way .
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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