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 a scathing letter , written in 1937 , Hampshire took his friend to task for writing
too vaguely ' about generalised states of mind , the spirit of this and that Zeitgeist '
. ? ? It was all very ' unpositivistic and unrealistic ' , and his history of ideas was ...
... virtues : in Alice Roosevelt Longworth ' s case , cheerful aristocratic hauteur , a
sharp mind , a voluminous memory for Washington lore and gossip and , above
all , a vitality which seemed , to Isaiah , to redeem her awful political views .
... art of the singular and he was absolutely singular : the voice , the mind , the
playfulness of both , the lightness of his being and the gravity of his best ideas
were all one of a kind . In a dark century , he showed what a life of the mind
should be ...
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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