Friday, January 06, 2006

Geekomania

Severe case of geekomania. Goosebumps induced by citation:

'Isaiah Berlin, ‘Nationalism: Past Neglect and Present Power’, in Against the Current: Essays in the History of Ideas, ed. Henry Hardy (London: The Hogarth Press, 1980).'

Why? The essay is in a personal copy of Against the Current, bought in a Jericho second hand book store for 7.50 quid. Unknown to me at the time of buying, was the fact that the book is autographed on the fly-leaf by Berlin - 'With my very best wishes and gratitude - Isaiah Berlin, Oxford, 1980'. The press, of course, was Virginia and Leonard Woolf's very own.

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