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ISBN13: 9780553265958
ISBN10: 0553265954
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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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Andrea Homier, January 1, 2012 (view all comments by Andrea Homier)
A chilling intellectual analysis of the life of revolution, Darkness at Noon is also a piercing look at one revolutionary's fate during and after the Stalin purges. Intense, provoking, and difficult to put down.
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authorplease, May 9, 2007 (view all comments by authorplease)
The cover of the book indicates the author is Arthur Koestler, but the description indicates a womans name. Not very accurate...
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780553265958
Translator:
Hardy, Daphne
Author:
Hardy, Daphne
Publisher:
Bantam Books
Location:
Toronto
Subject:
General
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Classics
Subject:
Soviet Union
Subject:
Political fiction
Subject:
Soviet Union History 1925-1953 Fiction.
Subject:
Soviet Union History Fiction.
Subject:
Moscow Trials, Moscow, Russia, 1936-1937 -- Fiction.
Subject:
Moscow Trials, Moscow, Russia, 19
Edition Description:
Bantam modern classic ed.
Series Volume:
no. 5
Publication Date:
March 1984
Binding:
Mass Market Paperbou
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
224
Dimensions:
6.87x4.19x.64 in. .25 lbs.

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