Russian Thinkers

Russian Thinkers


Introduction by: Aileen Kelly
Editor:
Editor: Aileen Kelly

Format
Paperback
Price
$17.00
 
  • Paperback
  • ISBN 9780141442204
  • 448 Pages
  • Penguin Classics
  • Adult

Overview

Isaiah Berlin witnessed the excesses of the Russian Revolution as a child, and in becoming one of the key liberal intellects of the last century some of his most important contributions were on the subject of Russia and the concept of freedom. In the ten essays gathered here, Berlin addresses the great Russian minds of the nineteenth century: Herzen, Bakunin, Turgenev, Belinsky and Tolstoy, as well as exploring the political and social revolutions they inspired and responded to. Berlin himself describes this extraordinary outpouring as ‘the largest single Russian contribution to social change in the world’.

Praise

“Isaiah Berlin is an author without whom I could not have written these plays.”
-Tom Stoppard, in The Coast of Utopia program
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