Darkness at Noon

Publisher : Simon and Schuster
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ISBN : 1476785554
Pages : 288 pages
Rating Book: 4.7/5 (476 users)

Download or read book Darkness at Noon written by Arthur Koestler and published by Simon and Schuster. This book was released on 2015-01-27 with total page 288 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: First published in 1941, a classic portrait of a Soviet revolutionary who is imprisoned and tortured under Stalin's rule finds him agonizingly reflecting on his ironic career under the totalitarian movement.

Darkness at Noon

Publisher : Scribner
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ISBN : 1501161318
Pages : 272 pages
Rating Book: 4.0/5 (51 users)

Download or read book Darkness at Noon written by Arthur Koestler and published by Scribner. This book was released on 2019-09-17 with total page 272 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The newly discovered lost text of Arthur Koestler’s modern masterpiece, Darkness at Noon—the haunting portrait of a revolutionary, imprisoned and tortured under totalitarian rule—is now restored and in a completely new translation. Editor Michael Scammell and translator Philip Boehm bring us a brilliant novel, a remarkable discovery, and a new translation of an international classic. In print continually since 1940, Darkness at Noon has been translated into over 30 languages and is both a stirring novel and a classic anti-fascist text. What makes its popularity and tenacity even more remarkable is that all existing versions of Darkness at Noon are based on a hastily made English translation of the original German by a novice translator at the outbreak of World War II. In 2015, Matthias Weßel stumbled across an entry in the archives of the Zurich Central Library that is a scholar's dream: “Koestler, Arthur. Rubaschow: Roman. Typoskript, März 1940, 326 pages.” What he had found was Arthur Koestler’s original, complete German manuscript for what would become Darkness at Noon, thought to have been irrevocably lost in the turmoil of the war. With this stunning literary discovery, and a new English translation direct from the primary German manuscript, we can now for the first time read Darkness at Noon as Koestler wrote it. Set in the 1930s at the height of the purge and show trials of a Stalinist Moscow, Darkness at Noon is a haunting portrait of an aging revolutionary, Nicholas Rubashov, who is imprisoned, tortured, and forced through a series of hearings 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 betrayals of a merciless totalitarian movement masking itself as an instrument of deliverance. Koestler’s portrayal of Stalin-era totalitarianism and fascism is as chilling and resonant today as it was in the 1940s and during the Cold War. Rubashov’s plight explores the meaning and value of moral choices, the attractions and dangers of idealism, and the corrosiveness of political corruption. Like The Trial, 1984, and Animal Farm, this is a book you should read as a citizen of the world, wherever you are and wherever you come from.

Darkness at Noon

Publisher : Random House
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ISBN : 1473549388
Pages : 304 pages
Rating Book: 4.7/5 (473 users)

Download or read book Darkness at Noon written by Arthur Koestler and published by Random House. This book was released on 2019-09-19 with total page 304 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A brilliant new translation of Koestler's long-lost original manuscript. A chilling and unforgettable 20th century classic. From a prison cell in an unnamed country run by a totalitarian government Rubashov reflects. Once a powerful player in the regime, mercilessly dispensing with anyone who got in the way of his party’s aims, Rubashov has had the tables turned on him. He has been arrested and he’ll be interrogated, probably tortured and certainly executed. Darkness at Noon is as gripping as a thriller and a seminal work of twentieth-century literature. Published in Great Britain in 1940, it was feted by George Orwell, went on to be translated into thirty languages and is considered the finest work of pre-eminent European master, Arthur Koestler. And yet the novel’s worldwide reputation has, for over seventy years, been based on the first incomplete and inexpert English translation – Koestler’s original manuscript was lost when he fled the German occupation of Paris in 1940. In 2016, a student discovered that long-lost manuscript in a Zurich archive. At last, with the publication of this new translation of the rediscovered original, Koestler’s masterpiece can be experienced afresh and in its entirety for the first time. THE NEW TRANSLATION BY PHILIP BOEHM

Darkness at Noon

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Pages : 324 pages
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Sunlight at Midnight, Darkness at Noon

Publisher : Jason Behrends
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ISBN : 0981748112
Pages : 236 pages
Rating Book: 4.8/5 (981 users)

Download or read book Sunlight at Midnight, Darkness at Noon written by Christopher Cunningham and published by Jason Behrends. This book was released on 2009 with total page 236 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In 2002, our Nation was unsure of its future, panicked by its recent past, and struggling to come to terms with a mounting war and the ever-changing colors of terror. Through it all two poets in a newfound friendship felt it necessary to stop the chaos and share their thoughts, views, struggles, fears, frustrations, and daily triumphs with each other. Sometimes scathing and brash, sometimes vulnerable, sometimes self-assured, the conversational threads have been woven into a constant, furious tapestry covering the landscape of the American South, the desert Southwest and all the way to the cold mountains of Switzerland. These letters represent a refusal to submit and a wild shout to the heavens that art can still matter.

Darkness at Noon by Arthur Koestler (Book Analysis)

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ISBN : 2808018568
Pages : 20 pages
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Download or read book Darkness at Noon by Arthur Koestler (Book Analysis) written by Bright Summaries and published by BrightSummaries.com. This book was released on 2019-04-08 with total page 20 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Unlock the more straightforward side of Darkness at Noon with this concise and insightful summary and analysis! This engaging summary presents an analysis of Darkness at Noon by Arthur Koestler, which tells the story of Nicholas Rubashov, a high-ranking political player in an unnamed totalitarian state. When the Party he has devoted itself to takes a new direction and falls under the sway of a new, younger cadre of leaders, he finds himself accused of plotting against the regime’s all-powerful leader No. 1, charges that are punishable by death. As he ponders whether to sign a false confession to save himself, he reflects on his own past actions and wrestles with his complicity in the Party’s misdeeds. Darkness at Noon is Arthur Koestler’s best-known work; he is also known for his books The Ghost in the Machine, The Act of Creation and Scum of the Earth. Find out everything you need to know about Darkness at Noon in a fraction of the time! This in-depth and informative reading guide brings you: • A complete plot summary • Character studies • Key themes and symbols • Questions for further reflection Why choose BrightSummaries.com? Available in print and digital format, our publications are designed to accompany you on your reading journey. The clear and concise style makes for easy understanding, providing the perfect opportunity to improve your literary knowledge in no time. See the very best of literature in a whole new light with BrightSummaries.com!

A Study Guide for Arthur Koestler's "Darkness at Noon"

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ISBN : 1410343685
Pages : 23 pages
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Download or read book A Study Guide for Arthur Koestler's "Darkness at Noon" written by Gale, Cengage Learning and published by Gale, Cengage Learning . This book was released on 2016-06-29 with total page 23 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A Study Guide for Arthur Koestler's "Darkness at Noon," excerpted from Gale's acclaimed Novels for Students. This concise study guide includes plot summary; character analysis; author biography; study questions; historical context; suggestions for further reading; and much more. For any literature project, trust Novels for Students for all of your research needs.

Study Guide to Darkness at Noon and The Age of Longing by Arthur Koestler

Publisher : Influence Publishers
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ISBN : 1645420299
Pages : 160 pages
Rating Book: 4.4/5 (645 users)

Download or read book Study Guide to Darkness at Noon and The Age of Longing by Arthur Koestler written by Intelligent Education and published by Influence Publishers. This book was released on 2020-03-27 with total page 160 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A comprehensive study guide offering in-depth explanation, essay, and test prep for selected works by Arthur Koestler, one of the twentieth century's greatest political writers. Titles in this study guide include Darkness at Noon and The Age of Longing. As an influential voice of anti-Soviet literature, Koestler demonstrates that ethical imperatives cannot be over-analyzed or rationalized by science. Moreover, Koestler’s work exhibits perversions of the mind and a classic view into the Communist ideology. This Bright Notes Study Guide explores the context and history of Koestler’s classic work, helping students to thoroughly explore the reasons they have stood the literary test of time. Each Bright Notes Study Guide contains: - Introductions to the Author and the Work - Character Summaries - Plot Guides - Section and Chapter Overviews - Test Essay and Study Q&As The Bright Notes Study Guide series offers an in-depth tour of more than 275 classic works of literature, exploring characters, critical commentary, historical background, plots, and themes. This set of study guides encourages readers to dig deeper in their understanding by including essay questions and answers as well as topics for further research.

Darkness at Noon

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Pages : 64 pages
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Arthur Koestler, Darkness at Noon

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ISBN : 9783402028568
Pages : 170 pages
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DARKNESS at NOON

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Pages : 228 pages
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Download or read book DARKNESS at NOON written by Arthur Koestley and published by . This book was released on 1961 with total page 228 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:

Darkness at Noon

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Pages : 117 pages
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Download or read book Darkness at Noon written by Sidney Kingsley and published by . This book was released on 1951 with total page 117 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:

Darkness at Noon

Publisher : Penguin Classics
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ISBN : 9780140181203
Pages : 211 pages
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Download or read book Darkness at Noon written by Arthur Koestler and published by Penguin Classics. This book was released on 1947 with total page 211 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Originally published in 1941, Arthur Koestler's modern masterpiece, "Darkness At Noon," is a powerful and haunting portrait of a Communist revolutionary caught in the vicious fray of the Moscow show trials of the late 1930s. During Stalin's purges, Nicholas Rubashov, an aging revolutionary, is imprisoned and psychologically tortured by the party he has devoted his life to. Under mounting pressure to confess to crimes he did not commit, Rubashov relives a career that embodies the ironies and betrayals of a revolutionary dictatorship that believes it is an instrument of liberation. A seminal work of twentieth-century literature, "Darkness At Noon" is a penetrating exploration of the moral danger inherent in a system that is willing to enforce its beliefs by any means necessary.

Interpretations: Darkness At Noon

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ISBN : 9788130906423
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Darkness at Noon

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ISBN : 9780808576365
Pages : 249 pages
Rating Book: 4.7/5 (576 users)

Download or read book Darkness at Noon written by Arthur Koestler and published by Turtleback Books. This book was released on 1968-01 with total page 249 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: An aging Bolshevik falls victim to the revolutionary dictatorship he has helped create

Arthur Koestler’s Fiction and the Genre of the Novel

Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
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ISBN : 1793622264
Pages : 303 pages
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Download or read book Arthur Koestler’s Fiction and the Genre of the Novel written by Zénó Vernyik and published by Rowman & Littlefield. This book was released on 2021-09-17 with total page 303 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Arthur Koestler's Fiction and the Genre of the Novel, the first volume published in English in almost four decades to cover all of the author's novels published in his lifetime, invites the reader to reassess Koestler's novels both in terms of their contribution to the genre of the novel, and their enduring topicality.

The Starr Report Disrobed

Publisher : Columbia University Press
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ISBN : 0231502621
Pages : 224 pages
Rating Book: 4.3/5 (231 users)

Download or read book The Starr Report Disrobed written by Fedwa Malti-Douglas and published by Columbia University Press. This book was released on 2000-08-02 with total page 224 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: "What is this strange book" asks Fedwa Malti-Douglas, "that can bring the American presidency to its knees?" In this probing study of Kenneth W. Starr's influential and historic work, she reveals how The Starr Report exposed the cultural tendencies, desires, and taboos of Americans while it disrobed the most powerful man in the world. Unveiling the political and ideological implications of the report's relentless pursuit of corporeal and prurient detail, Malti-Douglas underscores the document's ground-breaking nature—both for its legal and cultural content. What does the report imply about American values when it repeatedly points to the dates on which trysts occurred? Why does gender seem so unstable in the report? And how do such varied objects as Walt Whitman's Leaves of Grass or Arthur Koestler's Darkness at Noon or a Hugo Boss tie or Vox, a novel about phone sex, fit into the legal discourse of the report? Fraught with assumptions about gender and sexuality, the report reflects a strategy to use Clinton's "body natural" to undermine his "body politic."