By Edward Saunders

Born in Budapest in 1905, Arthur Koestler was once a pivotal ecu author and highbrow who encouraged, provoked and intrigued in equivalent degree. Koestler wrote enduring works of reportage and memoir yet he's most famed for his political novel Darkness at Noon, which got common overseas acclaim. This e-book bargains a clean and impartial account of the lifestyles and paintings of an enigmatic, hard author who maintains to polarize opinion today.

Edward Saunders describes Koestler as a number one documentarist of a few of the foremost moments in twentieth-century eu background, being attentive to the writer’s self-staging as a witness to them. He describes Koestler’s fight together with his Jewish id and in addition outlines the author’s later rules at the thought of technology 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 lifestyles Koestler led, the tale he desired to inform approximately it, and the disintegration of Koestler’s public popularity after his demise. The publication will attract those who find themselves already accustomed to Koestler, in addition to readers trying to study extra a couple of key eu author and thinker.

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