Russian Thinkers

Author(s): Isaiah Berlin

Critical Thinking

Presenting ten essays, the author addresses the 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. He describes this as 'the largest single Russian contribution to social change in the world'.


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aIsaiah Berlin is an author without whom I could not have written these plays.a
aTom Stoppard, in "The Coast of Utopia" program

The work of Isaiah Berlin (1909-1997) covered a wide variety of subjects, mostly appearing in periodicals and symposia. Apart from Russian Thinkers, Isaiah Berlin's other contributions to Russian studies include his translation of Ivan Turgenev's First Love (available from Penguin) and his Introduction to Alexander Herzen's memoirs, My Past and Thoughts. Sir Isaiah was awarded the Jerusalem Prize in 1979 for the expression in his writings of the idea of the freedom of the individual in society.

General Fields

  • : 9780141442204
  • : Penguin Books Ltd
  • : Penguin Character Books Ltd
  • : December 2007
  • : 198mm X 129mm X 25mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : books

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  • : Isaiah Berlin
  • : Paperback
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