by Paul JohnsonEdition statement:1st ed. Published by : Harper Collins Publishers Physical details: 342 ISBN:60916575.
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A fascinating portrait of the minds that have shaped the modern world. In an intriguing series of case studies, Rousseau, Shelley, Marx, Ibsen, Tolstoy, Hemingway, Bertrand Russell, Brecht, Sartre, Edmund Wilson, Victor Gollancz, Lillian Hellman, Cyril Connolly, Norman Mailer, James Baldwin,Kenneth Tynan, Noam Chomsky, and others are revealed as intellectuals both brilliant and contradictory, magnetic and dangerous.