Personal Impressions of Isaiah Berlin
Paperback 352pp Illustrated
9781843838760   Product Code: 23089
Born in Riga in 1909, Isaiah Berlin became one of Britain's foremost thinkers, a tireless champion of freedom and diversity against control and conformity. This collection offers personal impressions of the man and his ideas by those he knew or influenced, including his biographer Michael Ignatieff, the philosopher Bryan Magee, the poet Joseph Brodsky and the pianist Alfred Brendel. It includes Berlin's father's previously unpublished memoir of his Hasidic forebears and the many relatives murdered by the Nazis.