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    DescriptionIsaiah Berlin was born a century ago. One of the most celebrated British thinkers of the twentieth century, he was a tireless champion of freedom and diversity against control and conformity. His generous, open vision of life is displayed with special immediacy in his brilliant pen-portraits of contemporaries, Personal Impressions, in which he sees the point of radically differing personalities, enters into their distinctive outlooks, and describes his encounters with them, in arrestingly idiosyncratic prose. The Book of Isaiah turns the tables on Berlin, offering a series of personal impressions of him and his ideas by a range of people who knew him, or have been affected by his work. This multi-faceted testimony enriches and supplements Michael Ignatieff's celebrated authorised biography. The volume includes tributes written when Berlin died, essays specially commissioned from friends and from students of his work, and a previously unpublished family memoir by Berlin's father, which preserves for his son, and for posterity, the story of his Hasidic forebears, and of the many relatives murdered by the Nazis. The result is a collection indispensable both for existing enthusiasts and for those who are curious to learn about Berlin's unique, compelling appeal. HENRY HARDY is a Fellow of Wolfson College, Oxford, and one of Isaiah Berlin's Literary Trustees.

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    The Book of Isaiah
    Personal Impressions of Isaiah Berlin
    Authors and contributors
    Edited by Henry Hardy
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    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 368
    Width: 157 mm
    Height: 257 mm
    Thickness: 36 mm
    Weight: 748 g
    ISBN 13: 9781843834533
    ISBN 10: 1843834537

    BIC E4L: PHI
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    BISAC V2.8: PHI016000
    DC22: 192
    Abridged Dewey: 192
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    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 15270
    DC22: 197
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    LC classification: B1618.B454 B66 2009
    Illustrations note
    20 black and white
    Boydell & Brewer Ltd
    Imprint name
    The Boydell Press
    Publication date
    21 November 2009
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    (Includes) first-rate contributions from, among others, the philosopher Bryan Magee; his biographer Michael Ignatieff; and Henry Hardy. DAILY TELEGRAPH An impressive cast assembles to pay (Berlin's) genius homage. THE INDEPENDENT