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The Spirit of Solitude
Hay Festival 1996
The biographer whose Wittgenstein won the Mail on Sunday and Duff Cooper awards introduces his biography of the Welsh Nobel Prizewinning philospher Bertrand Russell, master of logic and mathematics, and the inspiration of political protest. Monk's magnificent portrait not only addresses the great texts - Principia Mathematica, Marrige and Morals and History of Western Philosophy - but also sources new private material including hitherto embargoed letters to his lover, Constance Malleson, and his second wife Dora.