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  • Edition: Revised
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  • Copyright: 2010-02-19
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publications
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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, and Noam Chomsky, among others, are revealed as intellectuals both brilliant and contradictory, magnetic and dangerous.

Table of Contents

Jean-Jacques Rousseau: 'An Interesting Madman'p. 1
Shelley, or the Heartlessness of Ideasp. 28
Karl Marx: 'Howling Gigantic Curses'p. 52
Henrik Ibsen: 'On the Contrary!'p. 82
Tolstoy: God's Elder Brotherp. 107
The Deep Waters of Ernest Hemingwayp. 138
Bertolt Brecht: Heart of Icep. 173
Bertrand Russell: A Case of Logical Fiddlesticksp. 197
Jean-Paul Sartre: 'A Little Ball of Fur and Ink'p. 225
Edmund Wilson: A Brand from the Burningp. 252
The Troubled Conscience of Victor Gollanczp. 269
Lies, Damned Lies and Lillian Hellmanp. 288
The Flight of Reasonp. 306
Notesp. 343
Indexp. 367
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