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Building: Letters, 1960–1975, by Isaiah Berlin

13 July 2013

9:00 AM

13 July 2013

9:00 AM

Building: Letters, 1960–1975 Isaiah Berlin, edited by Henry Hardy and Mark Pottle

Chatto and Windus, pp.608, £40, ISBN: 9780701185763

This is the third volume of Isaiah Berlin letters; one more to go. Discerning critics have showered the first two with praise, and there is no absence of the laudable here. The plums are unforgettable, especially the brief character studies of Maurice Bowra, Enid Starkie, Randolph Churchill, Golda Meir and Stravinsky, should anyone want to know who and what these people were.

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