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 Russian word actually meant a winged mythological creature , possibly a fire
- bird . ... As Isaiah recalled , the words came in short sharp bursts of precisely
aimed , concentrated fire as image , pun , metaphor , parody , seemed ...
Dictation overcame his inhibition about the written word , but it taxed his long -
suffering secretaries : they had to tune their hearing to the highly ... Halifax ' s
hand shot out like a snake and his pen struck out the words ' more imperious ' .
In all , Hardy calculated , there were more than a million words of unpublished
lectures and essays , together with many million more of letters . It soon became
apparent that putting this material into order and bringing it to a publishable state
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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