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By Edward Saunders

ISBN-10: 1780237162

ISBN-13: 9781780237169

Born in Budapest in 1905, Arthur Koestler used to be a pivotal eu author and highbrow who encouraged, provoked and intrigued in equivalent degree. Koestler wrote enduring works of reportage and memoir yet he's most renowned for his political novel Darkness at Noon, which bought frequent overseas acclaim. This publication deals a clean and impartial account of the lifestyles and paintings of an enigmatic, tough author who keeps to polarize opinion today.

Edward Saunders describes Koestler as a number one documentarist of a few of the foremost moments in twentieth-century ecu background, taking note of the writer’s self-staging as a witness to them. He describes Koestler’s fight along with his Jewish id and in addition outlines the author’s later principles at the thought of technological know-how with an open brain, illustrating how he attempted to visualize the way forward for technology and humankind.

Engaging at once with the arguable claims of sexual violence that emerged within the years after Koestler’s suicide, Saunders differentiates among the existence Koestler led, the tale he desired to inform approximately it, and the disintegration of Koestler’s public attractiveness after his demise. The publication will entice those who find themselves already conversant in Koestler, in addition to readers trying to research extra a few key eu author and thinker.

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