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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They stopped for more than twenty - four hours , Mendel remembered , in Pskov
station . At other smaller stations they would barter salt and candles for bread and
eggs from the peasants on the platform . ' You can imagine the comfort of it ...
26 She broke off to describe the arrest of her son and husband , speaking - as
Isaiah remembered - in a matter - of - fact voice of her vigil at the prison gates , of
their humiliation at the hands of their jailers , of the desertion and betrayal of so ...
Brock especially remembered him in his office dictating letters on his Grundig
machine , clicking the record button on and off , interspersing dictation with
remarks and jokes to people in the room . His Scottish secretary had to transcribe
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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