Darkness at Noon

ISBN-10: 0553265954

ISBN-13: 9780553265958

Edition: 1968

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Darkness At Noon stands as an  unequaled fictional portrayal of the nightmare  politics of our time. Its hero is an aging  revolutionary, imprisoned and psychologically tortured by  the Party to which he has dedicated his life. As  the pressure to confess preposterous crimes  increases, he re-lives a career that embodies the  terrible ironies and human betrayals of a totalitarian  movement masking itself as an instrument of  deliverance. Almost unbearably vivid in its depiction of  one man's solitary agony, Darkness At  Noon asks questions about ends and means  that have relevance not only for the past but for  the perilous present. It is--as the  Times Literary Supplement has declared--"A  remarkable book, a grimly fascinating  interpretation of the logic of the Russian Revolution, indeed  of all revolutionary dictatorships, and at the  same time a tense and subtly intellectualized  drama..."
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List price: $6.99
Copyright year: 1968
Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
Publication date: 3/1/1984
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 224
Size: 4.25" wide x 6.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.242
Language: English

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, 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.

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