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No trivia artuhr quizzes yet. Thousands of survivors of the slave army were crucified for miles along the Appian Way.
It is an ignoble, even ignorant, attitude, but the cynicism of the fat, equally self-indulgent and also deeply unhappy Roman banker-become-general, Marcus Crassus, quite reflects Crixus’ own. Jul 11, Ronan Mcdonnell rated it liked it. Books by Arthur Koestler.
It contrasts the conscious self-interest of privileged elites with the self-interest of the masses and observes that there is one fundamental ‘law’ that operates beneath the surface of the facades of ‘order’ and ‘patriotism’, namely the fatalistic assertion of the leader of the fierce and melancholic Celts, the gladiator Crixus, that the law is simply, “Eat, or be glladiadores But it reminded me of how tiny is the number of slaves of whom anything whatever is known.
In he joined the Communist Party of Germany but, disillusioned, he resigned from it in and in published a devastating anti-Communist novel, Darkness gladiadoes Noonwhich propelled him to instant international fame. All the others are not even names.
He was born into a Hungarian Jewish family in Budapest but, apart from his early school years, was educated in Austria. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. It contrasts the conscious self-interest of privileged elites with the self-interest of the masses and observes that there is one fundamental ‘law’ that operates beneath the surface of the facades of ‘order’ and ‘patriotism’, namely the fatalistic assertion of the leader of the fierce and melancholic Celts, the gladiator Crixus, that the law is simply, “Eat, or be eaten”!
And it not only applies to Communism but to any other political structure from the past and as things go by, from the future. He frequently interrupts the action for the characters to engage in long conversations about economics, unemployment, and government. A polemic imagining of the Spartacus wars, written fron within the rebels’ camp. loe
Tells the story of the Spartacus rebellion in Koestler’s dry yet gripping style. There are scantily clad dancing girls in the background and half mostly? Want to Read saving….
It drips with sweat on parched skin, cut and slashed with swords and bringing the Iron Age to the twentieth century amud revolutions and world wars. John Convery rated it liked it Sep 10, Spartacus, I suppose, is much the most widely known slave there ever was.
It’s a terrific book about the development of social ideas and movements revolutionsthe politics involved, etc. Crixus is the expression of vengeance as justice and indulgence as the compensation for privation and exploitation, understanding that the rich and the powerful always win in the end so the only sensible response is to take everything you can while you can. All the others are not even names.
Espartaco, la rebelión de los gladiadores by Arthur Koestler
Bryan Meissner rated it liked it Apr 27, Paperbackpages. Now to re-read the next one in the trilogy – Darkness at noon – which I read in college.
Unfortunately, the book does not live up to the promising cover art. This is a deeply disturbing novel about the failure of mass revolutionary movements. Books by Arthur Koestler. In a scene of a pre-‘last battle’ interview between Crassus and Spartacus, the latter actually notes even the physical resemblance between the rich man and the proletarian slave-gladiator which of course is a recognition of kindred motivation, the union of ‘eaters’ from ‘above’ and ‘below’, so to speak.
Plus an oddly Old Western font for the title.
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koextler Every ideal of human progress is puncture This is a deeply disturbing novel about the failure of mass koestker movements. Scrupuleuse En 73 avant J. It could be considered a premonition of the failure of Communism and the reasons behind it.
To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Every ideal of human progress is punctured in this often underrated novel, yet, as asserted in the chapter in which ‘the man with the bullet-head’, an Israelite Essene, inspires the Thracian gladiator Spartacus with a vision of universal justice from the latter Jewish prophets, the tattered nobility of this defeat is reminiscent of the Christian version of a death on a cross that was also to lead to some final victory over brute nature.
Questi due ultimi vengono da Koestler considerati insiti nella natura umana e quindi nucleo yladiadores Bel libro politico, scritto alla fine degli anni trenta da un comunista antistaliniano.