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I read a 1st edition of "Darkness at Noon", and wished to know more about its author. Scammell told me about Koestler, the 20th century author that unveiled Stalin's... Read morePublished 6 days ago by dbubba ...
He was a scandalous womanizer but I very shrewd analyst of current affairs and a very good writer. I've read most of his novels, but little of his nonfiction. Read morePublished 28 days ago by Evalyn F. Segal
As Koestler’s significant works passed and he was approaching his sixties, he knew the accomplishments for which he would be remembered are finished. Read morePublished 8 months ago by Jim
A valuable complement to Koestler's own writings and a superb view of Europe in the twentieth century.Published 8 months ago by Rita Kramer
Koestler was a second-rate novelist, pace DARKNESS AT NOON, a facile thinker, a dilletante, and judging from his personal life, a rotter. Read morePublished 10 months ago by reading man
From the 1950s through the early '70s a number of immigrant Jews, refugees from Europe, became the leading public intellectuals in the US and the UK. Read morePublished 22 months ago by Keith Otis Edwards
Bertrand Russell once said that he would rather have his worst enemy, who knew what he was talking about, to write about his ideas rather than a best friend who didn't know what he... Read morePublished on March 19, 2013 by Halifax Student Account
This is an absolutely marvelous book. I had read several of Arthur Koestler's books many years ago and was a passionate fan of his work. Read morePublished on October 2, 2012 by Nita Levison
Michael Scammell's masterly biography of this complex, angry, occasionally brilliant, and perpetually restless man is an intellectual tour-de-force. Read morePublished on July 7, 2011 by Jim Palmer