The Hedgehog and the fox: An Essay on Tolstoy'S View of History download free [PDF and Ebook] by Isaiah Berlin

The Hedgehog and the fox: An Essay on Tolstoy'S View of History download free [PDF and Ebook] by Isaiah Berlin year 2014
  • Book name: The Hedgehog and the fox: An Essay on Tolstoy'S View of History
  • Author: Isaiah Berlin
  • Release date: 2014/5/11
  • Publisher: ORION PUBLISHING CO
  • Language: English
  • Genre or Collection: Poetry and Drama
  • ISBN: 9781780228426
  • Rating: 7.53 of 10
  • Votes: 855
  • Review by: Giovanni Scott
  • Review rating: 9.69 of 10
  • Review Date: 2018/10/30
  • Total pages: 96
  • Includes a PDF summary of 9 pages
  • Description or summary of the book: Isaiah Berlin's classic essay on Tolstoy - an exciting new edition with new criticism and a foreword.'The fox knows many things, but the hedgehog knows one big thing.' This fragment of Archilochus, which gives this book its title, describes the central thesis of Isaiah Berlin's masterly essay on Tolstoy. There have been various interpretations of Archilochus' fragment; Isaiah Berlin has simply used it, without implying anything about the true meaning of the words, to outline a fundamental distinction that exists in mankind, between those who are fascinated by the infinite variety of things (foxes) and those who relate everything to a central all-embracing system (hedgehogs). When applied to Tolstoy, the image illuminates a paradox of his philosophy of history, and shows why he was frequently misunderstood by his contemporaries and critics. Tolstoy was by nature a fox, but he believed in being a hedgehog.
  • Estimated reading time (average reader): 6H4M48S
  • Other categories, genre or collection: Literary Studies: Fiction, Novelists & Prose Writers, Literary Studies: From C 1900 -, Literary Studies: C 1800 To C 1900
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  • Format: Paperback
  • Approximate value: 8.69 USD
  • Dimensions: 135x199x11mm
  • Weight: 144g
  • Printed by: WEIDENFELD & NICOLSON
  • Published in: London, United Kingdom
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