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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The first political tremor he registered at all was the portentous black type of the
newspaper headlines announcing Rasputin ' s murder in late autumn of that year
. A whole regime was crumbling around him , and of course he had not the ...
They visited Bowen ' s Court in late July , with the writer Rosamond Lehmann and
Goronwy Rees , and watched as Goronwy , with the verve of a matador ,
transferred his affections from Bowen to Lehmann – the episode that Bowen took
as the ...
The only direct reference to these places in his official reports occurs as late as
28 April 1945 . While he may have averted his gaze from a truth which others saw
clearly enough , he was not alone in disbelieving what words like ' extermination
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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