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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Isaiah , now six , was out in the street with his governess when they came upon
two old refugees from the shtet , one a man , the other a woman , begging in the
street . Isaiah had a biscuit in his hand and held it out to the old man , only to see
When it seemed safe to go out in the streets , Isaiah and his governess went for a
stroll near their home . Isaiah was bending ... He had been spotted on the roof of
a nearby building and had been dragged down into the street . All the seven ...
after they had safely established themselves in Surbiton before he could hear a
car draw up outside in the street without parting the lace curtains to take an
apprehensive look . Some of these emotions worked themselves into his son ' s ...
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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