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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It did not know that poets like Osip Mandelstam were being arrested and
deported for writing a poem denouncing Stalin . Oxford ... To write about Marx ,
therefore , was to join the swim of the major ideological current of his age and to
take the ...
the cultural Úlite , including the poet Osip Mandelstam , the brilliant short story
writer Isaac Babel , the theatre director Meyerhold , the critic D . S . Mirsky and
numberless others . By the time the killing and deportation were done , there was
I am trying to write notes for politics lectures on why people think a feeling of
necessity is freedom . I am certainly tied hand and foot . Am I unfree ? Is this what
political ' love ' for leaders produces ? Is fanatical devotion , violent love = self ...
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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