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 late May , however , he was flown out to assist the delegation with the Russian
translation of the UN charter . This work brought him into close contact with an old
friend , Charles ( Chip ) Bohlen , now US liaison on the Russian draft of the ...
14 Late Awakening In June 1949 he passed a gloomy fortieth birthday at Harvard
. It was a ' dreadful hump to cross ' , he confessed . He found it difficult to admit
that he had actually become an adult : I cannot quite think of myself as on the ...
By the late 1970s , Aline ' s children were grown - up and having families of their
own ; contented summers were spent in the house they had built on the hill
above the beach at Paraggi . Down at the beach on the hot August afternoons
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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