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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Fisher once came out of a meeting with the college fellows and remarked to
Isaiah , ' I have just treated them to an immense quantity of Victorian gush : I think
it worked . ' Berlin had found Crossman ' s cynicism repellent . Fisher ' s had a ...
Conditions were cramped : there were thirty - six fellows and they could not hope
to find a berth in a house with only six modest rooms . But the basement was
converted into a common room and straitened circumstances produced a special
By 1970 there were over fifty fellows and seventy graduate students , and
Banbury Road was in ceaseless activity : student societies , research colloquia ,
committee meetings and elections . When Solly Zuckerman paid the college a
visit , he ...
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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