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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Cosy he was not , but jolly , cynical , funny and not at all kind . He loved telling the
story of how in 1915 he was stopped in a Moscow street by a policeman , who
asked him what he was doing in the city . When Weizmann replied that he was ...
There was also an inner room behind a curtain , which writers and critics used as
a kind of club , going in there to get out of the cold , to browse and gossip . The
manager of the shop was a ' small , thin , gay , baldish , red - haired Jew ' named
And what kind of hellish brew Did the January darkness bring us ? And what kind
of invisible glow Drove us out of our minds before dawn2 ve Us OU Their
encounter was one of those events which never ended , which spilled out ...
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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