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 The Infidels - Alexander Herzen
Herzen was an illegitimate child of a rich Russian landowner, Ivan Yakovlev, by a young German Protestant of Jewish extraction from Stuttgart, who gave her son the German surname stemming from the word herz, i.e., heart.
Herzen was a hero of the Russian-born 20th century philosopher Isaiah Berlin.
The words of Herzen that Berlin repeated most insistently were those condemning the sacrifice of human beings on the altar of abstractions, the subordination of the realities of individual happiness or unhappiness in the present to glorious dreams of the future.
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 Alexander Herzen - WikiLeasing.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
Herzen was an illegitimate child of a rich Russian landowner, Ivan Yakovlev, b a young German Protestant woman, Henriette Wilhelmina Luisa Haag from Stuttgart, who gave her son the German surname stemming from the word ''herz'', i.e., heart.
Herzen came o believe the complex questions of society could not be answered and Russians must live for the moment and not a cause, essentially life is a means in itself.
Herzen found his solutions to be a dialectic compromise whereby he eould remain unattached to any formal doctrine but would embrace values that are common to all.
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 Alexander Herzen biography .ms   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
Aleksandr Ivanovich Herzen (Алекса́ндр Ива́нович Ге́рцен) (April 6 1812 - 1870) was a prominent Russian writer and thinker.
Herzen was sent to the provinces as a civil servant (as a punishment) in 1834.
In 1847 Herzen left Russia, and settled in Paris, where he was influenced by many French thinkers, including Charles Fourier, and became more radical.
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 Reference.com/Encyclopedia/Alexander Herzen
Aleksandr Ivanovich Herzen (Алекса́ндр Ива́нович Ге́рцен) (April 6, 1812 in Moscow - January 21, 1870 in Paris) was a major Russian pro-Western writer and thinker known as the "father of Russian socialism".
Writing in 1857 Herzen became excited by the possibility of social change under Alexander II, “A new Life is unmistakably boiling up in Russia, even the government is being carried away by it”.
Herzen : The revolutionist by Keith Gessen (The New Yorker)
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 My past and thoughts; the memoirs of Ale… by Aleksandr Herzen | LibraryThing
Herzen had a quick ear for bombast; no one comes near him in registering the gamut of pathos and grand opera, mendacity and stoic bearing, dialectic and gossip in which Bakunin, Mazzini, the ostracized French socialist leaders, and what remained of the German radical movement led their frustrated lives.
Herzen was a liberal-even, in certain respects, a democrat-but he was also the son of a nobleman and a man of means.
Herzen sensed that the very condition of the intellectual, of the freethinker, is one of persistent exile, either inside his own community or, more commonly, in flight across its borders.
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 Tom Stoppard celebrates the life of Alexander Herzen | Review | The Observer
The host was Alexander Herzen, son of a Russian nobleman, founder of the Free Russian Press, editor of Kolokol ('The Bell'), author of a memoir-in-progress, My Past and Thoughts, and the first self-proclaimed socialist in Russian history.
When Herzen and Ogarev and their dependents left England four years later, it was partly in an attempt to save their magazine by moving it to Geneva, which was filling up with Russian exiles as Alexander's regime grew tougher, and by printing a French edition.
Herzen had 'invented' Russian populism in reaction to the failure of Western socialist democracy in the European revolutions of 1848.
observer.guardian.co.uk /review/story/0,,726099,00.html   (2197 words)

 Alexander Herzen and the Native Lineage of the Russian Revolution
Herzen's life was one of painful uprootedness and profound alienation, but neither he nor the larger bulk of those whom he continued for decades to inspire can best be described as “socially unattached”.
Herzen was slow to absorb the implications of the growth of the state bureaucracy and the expansion of the student body at the universities.
Herzen's definition of education and its effect is vital: education made them into something else because they simply could not allow themselves to become officials, landlords, or generals; certainly it was out of the question to become a peasant or worker, at least so far as Herzen was concerned.
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 Amazon.ca: My Past & Thoughts: Memoirs of Alexander Herzen-Abridged: Books: Herzen   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
Alexander Herzen's own brilliance and the extraordinary circumstances of his life combine to place his memoirs among the greatest works of the modern era.
Herzen's story of his privileged childhood among the Russian aristocracy is lit with the insight of a great novelist.
These are all topics of the years after Herzen's death, the tragic history of the latter half of the nineteenth century and the prelude to the pall of 1917.
www.amazon.ca /My-Past-Thoughts-Alexander-Herzen-Abridged/dp/0520042107   (1040 words)

 The New Yorker: PRINTABLES
Herzen, heartbroken by the developments, announced that he was turning inward: if society was not ready to be liberated from a crumbling order, individuals could at least save themselves, as he put it, “from the danger of falling ruins.” He and Herwegh began to discuss plans for a two-family commune.
Herzen’s Russian, in the memoirs, is clear and classical, like that of his friend and contemporary Turgenev, and Herzen, like Turgenev, has a romantic tenderness for Russia and for childhood.
Herzen had failed to save Natalie, and then failed with the other Natalie, but when he heard, in late 1869, that his daughter Tata was in trouble, he raced to Florence to help her.
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 Aleksandr Ivanovič Gercen Papers
Aleksandr Ivanovič Gercen (Herzen) was born in Moscow in 1812.
A photograph of his children and of Alexander Herzen on his death bed were transferred to the audiovisual section of the IISH.
Vogt to A.A. Herzen concerning the execution of the testament of Alexander Herzen.
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 Alexander Herzen Summary
The Russian author and political agitator Aleksandr Ivanovich Herzen (1812-1870) developed a socialist philosophy that was the ideological basis for much of the revolutionary activity in Russia.
Alexander Herzen was a prolific and varied writer.
Aleksandr Ivanovich Herzen(Алекса́ндр Ива́нович Ге́рцен) (April 6[ O.S. 25 March] 1812 in Moscow- January 21[ O.S. 9 January] 1870 in Paris) was a major Russian pro-Western writer and thinker known as the "father of Russian so...
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 Alexander Herzen Criticism
Berlin stresses in particular Herzen 's talents as a writer and an intellectual.
Acton portrays Herzen 's life as the negotiation of his philosophical, activist, and private selves.
Annenkov, a Russian of aristocratic background, was a member of the same intellectual circles as Herzen, and he later proved to be a faithful recorder of his colleagues' thoughts and manners.
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 Alexander Herzen
Herzen's outspoken views on the need to bring an end to serfdom and autocratic rule resulted in him being arrested and sent into internal exile.
Herzen believed that the peasants in Russia could become a revolutionary force and after the overthrow of the nobility would create a socialist society.
Herzen criticized the desire to impose a new system on the people arguing that the time had come to stop "taking the people for clay and ourselves for sculptors".
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After Herzen gets a visa to travel to Paris to obtain help for his child Kolya, who is deaf, Herzen becomes deeply involved with the Russian expatriate community.
Natalie falls in love with George Herweigh while still in love with Herzen, and it is interesting to watch these idealists, intent on mutual ownership of property, trying to cope with their jealousy.
By the end of the play, Herzen is disillusioned - he has lost his wife and child, France has reverted to monarchy, and he wonders if Russia's very backwardness in not having developed a bourgeoisie will make its revolution purer than France's.
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 Revolutions   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
The story begins at the country home of Alexander Herzen, an old revolutionary who has retired to the country to finish his memoirs.
Herzen is appalled that his writings have led to such violence, and tries to win Nachaev to the cause of peaceful change.
Herzen’s daughter, however, is increasingly drawn to the young revolutionary and, as the police close in, Herzen finds that he must choose between his undying hatred for the Russian state and his love for his own family...
www.freedomainradio.com /revolutions.htm   (324 words)

 Alexander Herzen. ‘Memoirs’   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
Extract from The Memoirs of Alexander Herzen, trans.
Alexander Herzen (1812–70) was a Russian writer and revolutionary.
And so through all this I came to love this dreadful ant-heap, where every night a hundred thousand men know not where they will lay their heads, and the police often find women and children dead of hunger beside hotels where one cannot dine for less than two pounds.
www.cf.ac.uk /encap/skilton/nonfic/herzen01.html   (358 words)

 TIME.com: The Lost Philosopher -- Sep. 10, 1956 -- Page 1
Born in Moscow a few months before Napoleon entered the Czar's tinder capital (1812), Alexander Herzen grew up a bastard aristocrat in a land of serfs, hating the vast sloth of the barbarous empire.
With a visionary eye he looked across the steppes of history and foresaw that the witless crudity of the Czar's bureaucrats might be less evil than a regime speaking in the name of brotherly love.
To the end of his days Herzen prayed for the hopes of revolution—and yet, in Paris, he was dismayed when the revolution of 1848 degenerated, with soldiers of a republic shooting down its own citizens.
www.time.com /time/magazine/article/0,9171,808621,00.html   (674 words)

 Alexander Herzen - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Aleksandr Ivanovich Herzen (Алекса́ндр Ива́нович Ге́рцен) (April 6, 1812
Russian Thinkers (The Hogarth Press, 1978) a collection of Berlin's essays in which Herzen stars was the inspiration for Tom Stoppard's The Coast of Utopia, a trilogy of plays performed at London's National Theatre in 2002 and at New York's Lincoln Center in 2006-2007.
^ Kelly, “A Glowing Footprint”: Herzen Proudon, and the role of the Intellectual Revolutionary, Modern Intellectual History.
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 The Twickenham Museum : Alexander Herzen
They had been given sixpences to do so by a renegade Russian aristocrat living in their midst, Alexander Herzen.
He was a babe-in-arms during the French occupation of burning Moscow, when his father unexpectedly became a messenger between Napoleon and the Tsar.
His immediate programme demanded the abolition of serfdom, capital punishment and censorship, but his central principle was that the goal of life is life itself; that we must not sacrifice the flesh and blood of live human beings upon the altar of idealized abstractions.
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 Alexander Herzen Quotes
2 Quotes for 'Alexander Herzen' in the Database.
I am truly horrified by modern man. Such absence of feeling, such narrowness of outlook, such lack of passion and information, such feebleness of thought.
All Quotes are provided for educational purposes only and contributed by users.
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 The Memoirs of Alexander Herzen, Parts I and II — www.greenwood.com
The Memoirs of Alexander Herzen, Parts I and II — www.greenwood.com
The memoirs of Alexander Herzen belong in the first rank of published reminiscences.
They have all the values which can properly be indentified with a work of this kind.
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 SAC 1855-1903
Russian political exile Alexander Herzen published his influential journal of opinion and political news, Kolokol [The Bell] until his death.
<>1865ja11:Moscow noble (gentry) assembly addressed Alexander II with request that he complete the zemstvo reforms "by calling together a general assembly of elected representatives from the Russian land".
<>1866mr:Russian terrorist Dmitrii Karakozov tried to shoot Alexander II *--This was the second blow to civic activism and reform.
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 Alexander Herzen Quotes
Quotes By author - Starting with A - Alexander Herzen
Life has taught me to think, but thinking has not taught me to live.
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 Alexander Herzen quotes, Famous quotations from Alexander Herzen, Populay Sayings at Entwagon.com
Alexander Herzen quotes, Famous quotations from Alexander Herzen, Populay Sayings at Entwagon.com
Popular quotations from Alexander Herzen, Top Alexander Herzen quotes, Famous Authors,
A generation which has passed through the shop has absorbed standards and ambitions which are not of those of spaciousness, and cannot get away from them.
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 Textbooks by Alexander Herzen - Direct Textbook   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
Who Is to Blame?: A Novel in Two Parts by Alexander Herzen
Letters On The Study Of Nature by Alexander Herzen
Herzen : Selected Philosophical Works by Alexander Herzen
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 Amazon.com: My Past and Thoughts: The Memoirs of Alexander Herzen: Books: Alexander Herzen,Constance Garnett,Isaiah ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
Views from the Other Shore: Essays on Herzen, Chekhov, and Bakhtin (Russian Literature and Thought Series) by Aileen M. Kelly
My Past and Thoughts: The Memoirs of Alexander Herzen by Alexander Herzen
Herzen is the Culmination of Russian Romantic Thought, February 1, 2002
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 Aleksandr Herzen on LibraryThing | Catalog your books online
, A.I. Gertsen, Aleksandr Ivanovich Herzen, Alexander Herzen
My past and thoughts; the memoirs of Alexander Herzen 22 copies, 1 reviews
Childhood, youth, and exile : parts I and II of My past and … 8 copies
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 Greenwood Publishing Group : The Memoirs of Alexander Herzen, Parts I and II
Greenwood Publishing Group : The Memoirs of Alexander Herzen, Parts I and II The Memoirs of Alexander Herzen, Parts I and II
-The memoirs of Alexander Herzen belong in the first rank of published reminiscences.
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