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Alexander Herzen


Born
in Moscow, Russian Empire
April 06, 1812

Died
January 21, 1870

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Alexander Ivanovich Herzen (Russian: Александр Иванович Герцен) was a Russian pro-Western writer and thinker known as the "father of Russian socialism", and one of the main fathers of agrarian populism (being an ideological ancestor of the Narodniki, Socialist-Revolutionaries, Trudoviks and the agrarian American Populist Party). He is held responsible for creating a political climate leading to the emancipation of the serfs in 1861. His autobiography My Past and Thoughts, written with grace, energy, and ease, is often considered the best specimen of that genre in Russian literature. He also published the important social novel Who is to Blame? (1845–46). ...more

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My Past and Thoughts: The M...

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4.17 avg rating — 339 ratings — published 1870 — 39 editions
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Who Is to Blame?: A Novel i...

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Childhood, Youth and Exile

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From the Other Shore & The ...

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Doctor Krupov

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Crónica de un drama familiar

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Dall'altra sponda

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Ends and Beginnings

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“Compassionate love may be strong. It sobs, it burns, then it wipes away its tears – and it does nothing.”
Alexander Herzen

“We think the purpose of a child is to grow up because it does grow up. But its purpose is to play, to enjoy itself, to be a child. If we merely look to the end of the process, the purpose of life is death”
Alexander Herzen, From the Other Shore & The Russian People and Socialism

“History is the autobiography of a madman.”
Alexander Herzen