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Flourishing by Isaiah Berlin
Book DescriptionBerlin's letters are marvellously accessible, and as entertaining. During the two decades covered here his personality and career grow and bloom. In America, during the war, he writes a regular telegram to his anxious parents, often saying just 'Flourishing'; the word fits not only his wartime experience, but the whole of his early life, vividly displayed in this book in all its multi-faceted delightfulness.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780712635653
(235mm x 153mm x 42mm)
Publisher: Vintage Publishing
Publish Date: 5-May-2005
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Isaiah Berlin
Building, Paperback (April 2016)
Publishing some of his work, including Four Essays on Liberty, the author writes on a wide range of topics to a cast of correspondents.
Personal Impressions, Paperback (March 2016)
Contains the author's appreciation of seventeen people of unusual distinction in the intellectual or political world such as: Winston Churchill, Franklin D Roosevelt, Chaim Weizmann, and, Albert Einstein among others. This volume ends with an account of the author's meetings in Russia with Boris Pasternak and Anna Akhmatova in 1945 and 1956.
Affirming, Hardback (September 2015)» View all books by Isaiah Berlin
Isaiah Berlin's letters is echoed by John Banville's verdict in his review of its predecessor. In this book he consolidates his intellectual legacy with a series of essay collections.
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Author Biography - Isaiah Berlin
Isaiah Berlin was born in Riga, now capital of Latvia, in 1909. When he was six, his family moved to Russia, and in Petrograd in 1917 Berlin witnessed both Revolutions - Social Democratic and Bolshevik. In 1921 he and his parents emigrated to England, where he was educated at St Paul's School, London, and Corpus Christi College, Oxford. Apart from his war service in New York, Washington, Moscow and Leningrad, he remained at Oxford thereafter - as a Fellow of All Souls, then of New College, as Chichele Professor of Social and Political Theory, and as founding President of Wolfson College. He also held the Presidency of the British Academy. His published work includes Karl Marx, Russian Thinkers, Concepts and Categories, Against the Current, Personal Impressions, The Sense of Reality, The Proper Study of Mankind, The Roots of Romanticism, The Power of Ideas, Three Critics of the Enlightenment, Freedom and Its Betrayal, Liberty, The Soviet Mind and Political Ideas in the Romantic Age. As an exponent of the history of ideas he was awarded the Erasmus, Lippincott and Agnelli Prizes; he also received the Jerusalem Prize for his lifelong defence of civil liberties. He died in 1997.
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