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9780394600741 / 0394600746

Darkness at Noon (Modern Library, 74.3)

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Publisher:The Modern Library

Edition:Hardcover

Language:English

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Arthur Koestlers timeless classic, Darkness at Noon, first published in 1941, is a powerful and haunting portrait of a Soviet revolutionary who is imprisoned and tortured under Stalins rule.

Of all of Arthur Koestlers works, none demonstrates more vividly his narrative power and uncompromising clarity of vision than this seminal work of twentieth century literature. Darkness at Noon is the sort of novel that transcends ordinary limitations&written with such dramatic power, with such warmth of feeling, and with such persuasive simplicity (The New York Times, 1941).

Set during Stalins Moscow show trials of the 1930s, Darkness at Noon is an unforgettable portrait of an aging revolutionary, Nicholas Rubashov, who is imprisoned and psychologically tortured by the very Party to which he has dedicated his life. As the pressure increases to confess to committing preposterous crimes, 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 mans 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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