THE BOOK OF ISAIAH
Personal Impressions of Isaiah Berlin

Edited by HENRY HARDY
368pp 20 ILLUS 2013 LIST PRICE: £19.99 (P) B839

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One of the most celebrated thinkers of the twentieth century, Isaiah Berlin was a tireless champion of freedom and diversity against control and conformity. His generous, open vision of life is displayed with special immediacy in these pen-portraits by a range of people who knew him, or have been affected by his work. This multi-faceted testimony includes contributions from the philosopher Bryan Magee and Berlin’s biographer Michael Ignatieff, essays from friends and students of his work; tributes written when Berlin died, and a family memoir by Berlin's father, which preserves for posterity the story of his Hasidic forebears and of the many relatives murdered by the Nazis.