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Arthur Koestler (1905–1983)

Autor(a) de Darkness at Noon

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About the Author

Arthur Koestler was born on September 5, 1905 in Budapest, Hungary and studied at the University of Vienna. Koestler was a Middle East correspondent for several German newspapers, wrote for the Manchester Guardian, the London Times and the New York Herald Tribune. Koestler wrote Darkness at Noon, mostrar mais which centers on the destructiveness of politics, The Act of Creation, a book about creativity, and The Ghost in the Machine, which bravely attacks behaviorism. Arthur Koestler died in London on March 3, 1983. (Bowker Author Biography) mostrar menos
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Obras de Arthur Koestler

Darkness at Noon (1940) 5,441 cópias, 103 resenhas
The Thirteenth Tribe (1976) 574 cópias, 4 resenhas
The Ghost in the Machine (1967) 562 cópias, 9 resenhas
Arrival and Departure (1943) 372 cópias, 5 resenhas
The Case of the Midwife Toad (1971) 298 cópias, 8 resenhas
The Gladiators (1939) 217 cópias, 5 resenhas
Scum of the Earth (1941) 215 cópias, 4 resenhas
Dialogue with Death (1942) 198 cópias, 4 resenhas
Thieves in the Night (1946) 192 cópias, 2 resenhas
The yogi and the commissar, and other essays (1945) 170 cópias, 5 resenhas
The Watershed: A Biography of Johannes Kepler (1959) 159 cópias, 4 resenhas
The Lotus and the Robot (1960) 144 cópias, 1 resenha
The Age of Longing (1951) 91 cópias, 1 resenha
Bricks to Babel (1980) 91 cópias, 2 resenhas
The Heel of Achilles: Essays 1968-1973 (1974) 62 cópias, 1 resenha
Promise and Fulfilment - Palestine 1917-1949 (1949) 58 cópias, 1 resenha
Stranger on the Square (1984) 55 cópias
The Trail of the Dinosaur (1955) 29 cópias
Spanish testament (1937) 26 cópias, 1 resenha
Autobiografia (1973) 10 cópias
Los sonámbulos v.1 (1/2) (1901) 9 cópias, 1 resenha
Les militants (1997) 9 cópias
En busca de la utopía (1983) 7 cópias
Oeuvres autobiographiques (1994) 5 cópias
A Symposium the Ethics of Change (1972) 5 cópias, 1 resenha
Kaleidoscope (1981) 5 cópias
Szajhák (2019) 3 cópias, 1 resenha
Le Hasard et l'infini (1977) 2 cópias
The Paris Review 92 1984 Summer (1984) — Contribuinte — 2 cópias
Plomien i lod (2009) 2 cópias
Pühendatud 2 cópias
The Divine Within 1 exemplar(es)
Frühe Empörung, Bd 1 1 exemplar(es)
Escuridão ao meio-dia 1 exemplar(es)
Los convocados (1974) 1 exemplar(es)
Tma o polednách (1992) 1 exemplar(es)
I kjempeøglens fotefar 1 exemplar(es)
Sonnenfisnternis 1 exemplar(es)
EUFORIA Y UTOPÍA 1 exemplar(es)
LE BAR DU CRÉSPUSCULE 1 exemplar(es)
LA FLECHA AZUL 1 exemplar(es)
Sunday Telegraph 1 exemplar(es)
Betrayal 1 exemplar(es)
Von Heiligen und Automaten (1961) 1 exemplar(es)
Return trip to nirvana 1 exemplar(es)
India (1999) 1 exemplar(es)
Japán (1999) 1 exemplar(es)
Nagyvárosi történetek (1997) 1 exemplar(es)
CAHIER 1 exemplar(es)
Tuomion päivä 1 exemplar(es)
Leven na de dood 1 exemplar(es)
Face au néant (1975) 1 exemplar(es)
The Anchor Review (ONE) (1955) 1 exemplar(es)
Bir Bilim Tarihi Kitabi (2013) 1 exemplar(es)
L'atto della creazione 1 exemplar(es)
En Busca de Lo Absoluto 1 exemplar(es)

Associated Works

Reunion (1960) — Introdução, algumas edições1,634 cópias, 34 resenhas
Albert Camus: The Plague, The Fall, Exile and the Kingdom, and Selected Essays (2004) — Contribuinte — 673 cópias, 4 resenhas
The God That Failed (1944) — Contribuinte — 433 cópias, 3 resenhas
A World of Great Stories (1947) 264 cópias, 4 resenhas
Science Fiction: The Future (1971) — Contribuinte — 86 cópias, 1 resenha
Great Spy Stories From Fiction (1969) — Contribuinte, algumas edições77 cópias
The Penguin Book of Twentieth-Century Protest (1998) — Contribuinte — 31 cópias
Alger Hiss, Whittaker Chambers, and the Schism in the American Soul (2002) — Contribuinte — 25 cópias, 1 resenha
Horizon Magazine Volume 17 Number 01 1975 Winter (1968) — Contribuinte — 25 cópias
Philosophy now : an introductory reader (1972) — Contribuinte — 25 cópias
Law in Action: An Anthology of the Law in Literature (1947) — Contribuinte — 13 cópias
The Analog Sea Review: Number Four (2022) — Contribuinte — 4 cópias
Little reviews anthology — Contribuinte, algumas edições1 exemplar(es)


Conhecimento Comum



Arthur Koestler’s debut novel, “Darkness at Noon,” is an excellent and frightening novel. A long-lost carbon copy of the original manuscript forms the basis of this edition’s translation. The incarceration of Bukharin, a Russian anarchist, influenced Arthur Koestler. Arthur Koestlet was jailed during the Spanish Civil War, and he escaped to freedom during the Second World War.
There is nothing complex in the plot: the government arrests Rubashov, and old Bolshevik, for treason against the government he helped create. The three main characters are Rubashov, Ivanov (another old Bolshevik friend, and first interrogator), and Gletkin (a young Bolshevik and second interrogator).
Three rounds of interrogation form the basis of the novel, with Ivanov being the first. The government arrests and executes Ivanov before he completed his interrogation of Rubashov. Then, Gletkin (joint interrogator at first) became the chief interrogator, exhibiting a clean break from the past both in philosophical outlook and interrogation style.
Why is the book frightening? The book operates at many levels: totalitarianism (even though you never see ‘Number One’), the ruthlessness of the state (no dissidents please), the brainwashing of the young, committed people, and a display of the state’s power to crush dissidents.
Melodrama never raises its head in the tale's telling: Rubashov is arrested, interrogated, tried, and executed. The book’s title tells you what time the state executes him, and in the last sentence, you realize the world moves on, indifferent. We forget people like Rubashov and move on. Very few people, even in Russia, will remember Bukharin.
Arthur Koestler's writing is sparse, which heightens the tension you feel. "Darkness at Noon" is frightening because you may realize that totalitarianism, and the state’s rejection of dissent extends beyond autocratic countries and is spreading in countries that call themselves democratic.
We must remember that the state’s power is alive and well. Arthur Koestler’s book is a timeless, modern classic whose relevance extends much beyond the context in which he wrote the book.
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RajivC | outras 102 resenhas | Jun 25, 2024 |
A great, fictionalized, study on how revolutions tend to "eat" their own as the more extremist elements gain power and end up attacking the initial revolutionaries as no longer being true believers.
Very analogous to today's world as the more extremes of either the left or right who disdain anyone who doesn't believe exactly as they do.
hhornblower | outras 102 resenhas | Jun 18, 2024 |
sfj2 | outras 11 resenhas | Jun 16, 2024 |
A manuscript found in the 1940's depicting a Soviet style party prisoner's first person account of prison, torture, and execution with alot of thoughtful speculation on how one Khubashov got there. Reminds me of Solzhenitsyn and it may have been taken from Bukharin's trial.
JBreedlove | outras 102 resenhas | May 10, 2024 |



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