John A. Hall's biography of Ernest Gellner is Eric Hobsbawm's book of the year


Ernest Gellner: An Intellectual Biography by John A. Hall is selected by Eric Hobsbawm for the Observer's books of the year 2010 feature.

The most interesting biography was that of the witty, cosmopolitan and controversial Ernest Gellner (1925-1995), philosopher, anthropologist and all-purpose social thinkerErnest Gellner: An Intellectual Biography by John A Hall (Verso). Few books have more successfully combined the study of personal life and intellectual development in the turbulent setting of the 20th century.

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