The Literary and Political Odyssey of A Twentieth-century Skeptic

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The first authorized biography of one of the most influential and controversial intellectuals of the twentieth century, based on new research and full access to its subject's papers. Best known as the creator of the classic anti-Communist novel Darkness at Noon, Koestler is here revealed as a man whose personal life was as astonishing as his literary accomplishments. Scammell also gives a full account of the author's voluminous writings, making the case that the autobiographies and essays are fit to stand beside Darkness at Noon as works of lasting literary value.--From publisher description.
Publisher: New York : Random House, [2009], ©2009
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9780394576305
Branch Call Number: 921 Koest
Description: xxi, 689 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, portraits, genealogical table ; 25 cm


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