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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He attended synagogue in Frankfurt , where the Jews were so ostentatiously
pious , Mendel noticed , that , not wishing to infringe the prohibition against
labour on the Sabbath , they employed a Gentile at the entrance to open and shut
Although frightened of possible provocation , I felt so dejected and degraded , '
Mendel recalled , that he paid the bribe , and the next night they set off for Riga in
a crowded third - class carriage . ? On the night train to Riga , Isaiah was dozing ...
At first Mendel reestablished himself in the timber trade . Their family connections
to Riga remained : both Mendel ' s and Marie ' s fathers , bearded patriarchs ,
were still living there , together with brothers and sisters and a raft of young ...
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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