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 ...
Ayer and Berlin said it was once ; Gates said it was twice . Bets were taken , and
a taxi was despatched to Freddie ' s rooms to procure a copy of the sacred text . It
revealed that Wittgenstein had in fact pronounced the sentence twice : once in ...
Once , on returning home , they found the gates locked and were unaccountably
held up by the door - keeper . When they were finally let into the courtyard , a
flash - gun went off in an upstairs window : the operatives were taking their
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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