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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In August 1956 , when he visited the Lenin Library in Moscow , closely followed
by the KGB , he signed out a number of Russian books and spent the morning
reading them . When Isaiah left , the agent assigned to shadow him discovered
He left academic philosophy and followed a highly idiosyncratic path of his own
in the borderlands between history and philosophy , without mentors to guide him
or disciples to follow . This might not take courage but it certainly indicates a ...
... Russian Thinkers ( co - edited with the Russian scholar Aileen Kelly ) , bringing
together Berlin ' s essays on Herzen , Belinsky , Turgenev and Tolstoy . In quick
succession followed Concepts and Categories , his philosophical essays ; and ...
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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