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Arthur Koestler: The Homeless Mind

By David Cesarani

A cultural and highbrow icon of the 20 th century, Arthur Koestler commanded the world's cognizance whilst 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 inner most 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 accordance with Cesarani, culminated within the fall of the Berlin Wall. additionally, his writings on technology brought hundreds of 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 part -- person who is thoroughly substantiated by means of Cesarani, who provides evidence of beatings and rapes, in addition to an entire account of Koestler's tragic twin suicide together with his 3rd spouse in 1983.With study hailed as "impressively thorough, " the days (London), Cesarani "documents a disquieting bankruptcy of historical past and the good fortune of a made up our minds strain staff in British politics" (Sunday Telegraph). Arthur Koestler: The Homeless brain is the main entire -- and so much debatable -- biography of this highbrow titan of the 20th century.

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