- Paperback: 144 pages
- Publisher: Princeton University Press; Second edition with a New foreword by Michael Ignatieff edition (June 2, 2013)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 069115600X
- ISBN-13: 978-0691156002
- Product Dimensions: 5.4 x 0.5 x 8.4 inches
- Shipping Weight: 4.8 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 16 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #71,963 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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The Hedgehog and the Fox: An Essay on Tolstoy’s View of History, Second Edition Second edition with a New foreword by Michael Ignatieff Edition
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"[Berlin] has a deep and subtle feeling for the puzzle of Tolstoy's personality, and he writes throughout . . . with a wonderful eloquence."--William Barrett, New York Times
"Beautifully written and suggestive."--W. H. Auden, New Yorker
"A brilliant essay . . . a searching and profound analysis."--E. H. Carr, Times Literary Supplement
"So entertaining, as well as acute, that the reader hardly notices that it is learned too."--Arnold Toynbee, Observer
"The most important study of Tolstoy's thought written in English for a long time."--Noel Annan, Listener
"Berlin's stunning command of the resources of scholarship, his sensitivity to literature and to character, and his eloquence as a writer give this essay the luster of a virtuoso performance."--Atlantic
"Delightful to read."--Peter Calvocoressi, Sunday Times (London)
"Ingenious and subtle."--Max Beloff, Manchester Guardian
About the Author
Isaiah Berlin (1909-1997) was one of the most important thinkers of the twentieth century. A fellow of All Souls College, Oxford, he was the author of many books, including Against the Current, The Crooked Timber of Humanity, and The Roots of Romanticism (all Princeton). Henry Hardy, a Fellow of Wolfson College, Oxford, is one of Isaiah Berlin's literary trustees. He has edited several other volumes by Berlin, and is currently preparing Berlin's letters and remaining unpublished writings for publication.
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The brief summary is that he thinks Tolstoy is a fox who has respect and wishes he could make himself into a hedgehog. The other review is hysterical. Did The Onion write that?
The appendix has some good material both by Berlin and reviewers.
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