By David Cesarani
A cultural and highbrow icon of the 20 th century, Arthur Koestler commanded the world's cognizance while he laid naked the horrors of Soviet-style totalitarianism within the acclaimed novel, Darkness at midday. Now historian David Cesarani uses exceptional and unrestricted entry to Koestler's deepest papers -- in addition to KGB and FBI records newly to be had because the cave in of the Soviet Union -- to provide along-awaited reevaluation of either the private and non-private man.Once a communist, Koestler led the highbrow counterattack that, in response to Cesarani, culminated within the fall of the Berlin Wall. furthermore, his writings on technological know-how brought thousands to progressive theories of evolution and the workings of the brain. yet in the back of his brilliance there has been a rumored darkish aspect -- one who is thoroughly substantiated by means of Cesarani, who provides evidence of beatings and rapes, in addition to a whole account of Koestler's tragic twin suicide along with his 3rd spouse in 1983.With examine hailed as "impressively thorough, " the days (London), Cesarani "documents a disquieting bankruptcy of historical past and the luck of a decided strain workforce in British politics" (Sunday Telegraph). Arthur Koestler: The Homeless brain is the main entire -- and so much arguable -- biography of this highbrow titan of the 20th century.
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