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The Wall Street Journal reviews John A. Hall's new biography of Ernest Gellner

Clara Heyworth29 July 2010

Appearing fifteen years after Ernest Gellner's death, John A. Hall's Ernest Gellner: An Intellectual Biography is the first ever biography dedicated to this great twentieth-century figure, and the book has been quick to attract review attention.

In his review for the Wall Street Journal, Brendan Simms writes that "Gellner has been brought back to life—alongside his combative ideas and his maverick approach to intellectual combat—in a sympathetic but by no means reverential biography."

Visit the Wall Street Journal to read the review in full.

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