In the period covered by Building: Letters — , the third of four projected volumes of his correspondence, Isaiah Berlin achieved lavish success in his life and in his career.
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He knew his place to be a high one, and despite his innate modesty he enjoyed himself hugely up there. His letters in this volume, as ever discursive, zestful, bubbling with gossip and intrigue, sound a subtly new note. His sense of gaiety, his love of occasion, his appetite for friendship and conversation, fed into what seems at times a blinkered kind of sunny optimism, a belief that surely all this should and would be preserved against the encroaching barbarisms of the age.
He switches instantly from catty Oxford gossip to grand Zionist statesman, and then again to loving husband or stepfather.
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Click the Internet Zone. If you do not have to customize your Internet security settings, click Default Level. Then go to step 5. Click OK to close the Internet Options popup. There never was anyone like him before, and there probably will not be anyone like him again He was, above all, a genuine -- as opposed to a stage -- liberal, who believed people were entitled to their beliefs and even to their prejudices, and both could be accommodated" DJ Taylor Independent on Sunday "Consistently interesting and at times strikingly unexpected, these letters show sides of Berlin that have not been seen before" John Gray Literary Review "Berlin's achievement was immense, in making ideas entertaining in a culture generally averse to them One way to read [him] today is to relish the passionate man between the high-flown lines" Lesley Chamberlain Independent "There are many wonderful sketches.
Building: Letters 1960-1975 by Isaiah Berlin (Paperback, 2016)
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Seller Inventory mon More information about this seller Contact this seller. Book Description Condition: New. At the same time, Berlin publishes some of his most important work, talks on the radio, appears on television and in documentary films and gives numerous lectures. He writes with acerbic humour and warm personal feeling about an enormous range of topics to a dazzling cast of correspondents.
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Building: Letters 1960-1975
Brand new Book. At the same time Berlin publishes some of his most important work, including Four Essays on Liberty - the key texts of his liberal pluralism - and the essays later included in Vico and Herder. Seller Inventory ABE Book Description Random House, New Book.
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