Darkness at Noon

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.

Author: Arthur Koestler

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1473549388

Category: Fiction

Page: 304

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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

Arthur Koestler s Darkness at Noon

A critical review of the work features the contributions of Mark Levene, Howard Fink, William Pietz, Anders Stephanson, and other scholars.

Author: Harold Bloom

Publisher: Chelsea House

ISBN: 9780791075807

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 261

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A critical review of the work features the contributions of Mark Levene, Howard Fink, William Pietz, Anders Stephanson, and other scholars.




DARKNESS AT NOON

Rubashov lay on his back and stared into the dark . The mattress under him was
pressed flat ; the blanket was too warm and drew an unpleasant dampness from
the skin , yet he shivered when he threw it off . He was smoking the seventh or ...

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

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.

Author: Intelligent Education

Publisher: Influence Publishers

ISBN: 1645420299

Category: Study Aids

Page: 160

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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 by Arthur Koestler Book 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.

Author: Bright Summaries

Publisher: BrightSummaries.com

ISBN: 2808018568

Category: Study Aids

Page: 54

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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

This concise study guide includes plot summary; character analysis; author biography; study questions; historical context; suggestions for further reading; and much more.

Author: Gale, Cengage Learning

Publisher: Gale, Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1410343685

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 23

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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.

Darkness at Noon

This work revealed the inner psychology of such individuals and mirrored the grotesque show trials of the 1930s orchestrated by Josef Stalin. This is a theatrical adaptation of the novel by Arthur Koestler.

Author: Armando Simon

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ISBN: 9781312653115

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Page: 120

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Right after the Second World War, a literary thunderbolt shook the European intelligentsia. A former Communist from Hungary published Darkness at Noon. In it, he portrayed an Old Guard Bolshevik who has been arrested by Stalin's NKVD. He is expected to cooperate at his upcoming show trial and confess to all sorts of absurd crimes. Although being an intellectual he can rationalize cooperating and obeying The Party, deep inside he feels revulsion for the grotesque demands, and, for his own personal participation in The Party. This work revealed the inner psychology of such individuals and mirrored the grotesque show trials of the 1930s orchestrated by Josef Stalin. This is a theatrical adaptation of the novel by Arthur Koestler.

Sunlight at Midnight Darkness at Noon

It snowed this morning & the ground was baked dry by noon. The state's on fire -
some jackass chucked his coals outside, didn't douse them, & now IT ALL
BURNS...well, actually, NOT NEARLY ENOUGH OF IT BURNS. I try to tell people
that a ...

Author: Christopher Cunningham

Publisher: Jason Behrends

ISBN: 0981748112

Category:

Page: 236

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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

Harry Carlisle. ---- DARKNESS AT NOON DARKNESS AT NOON HARRY
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Author: Harry Carlisle

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Category: Miners

Page: 313

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Harry Carlisle has written this story of mining life with a force reminiscent of D.H. Lawrence ... he writes of power and tragedy ... a noble and moving story of a man who has strength of muscle instead of strength of mind.

Study Guide

This 47-page guide for "Darkness at Noon" by Arthur Koestler includes detailed chapter summaries and analysis covering 30 chapters, as well as several more in-depth sections of expert-written literary analysis.

Author: SuperSummary

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ISBN: 9781798902387

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Page: 47

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SuperSummary, a modern alternative to SparkNotes and CliffsNotes, offers high-quality study guides for challenging works of literature. This 47-page guide for "Darkness at Noon" by Arthur Koestler includes detailed chapter summaries and analysis covering 30 chapters, as well as several more in-depth sections of expert-written literary analysis. Featured content includes commentary on major characters, 25 important quotes, essay topics, and key themes like Power and Suffering: Who has the right to kill and for what reason and Human Suffering: What kind of suffering is morally acceptable.

Darkness at Noon

The novel offers the road of life that you will enjoy treading. -Professor CT Maduka Darkness At Noon brings to the fore the inescapable foibles of life.

Author: Festus Aweneri Akande

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 1456780301

Category: Fiction

Page: 180

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Festus Aweneri Akande is an accomplished storyteller. His ability to comparatively present the lives and styles of the pairs of lovers, Jumba and Folatu on the one hand and Saliba and Rhoda on the other, has shown his innate skill in storytelling. The novel offers the road of life that you will enjoy treading. -Professor CT Maduka Darkness At Noon brings to the fore the inescapable foibles of life. Jumba, an ambitious, vivacious young man had planned to live a decent life free from all the trappings of failure and misery but destiny delivered a different consignment, thus presenting him an unfamiliar road through life. You may wish to read further to unravel this unpleasant wedlock of fate and destiny.

The Invisible Writing

This second volume goes on to detail some of the most important, gruelling and electrifying experiences in his life. This book tells of Koestler's travels through Russia and remote parts of Soviet Central Asia and of his life as an exile.

Author: Arthur Koestler

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1409018733

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 528

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The second volume of the remarkable autobiography of Arthur Koestler, author of Darkness at Noon. Taken together, Arthur Koestler's volumes of autobiography constitute an unrivalled study of a twentieth-century life. The Invisible Writing picks up where the first volume, Arrow in the Blue, ended, with Koestler joining the Communist Party. This second volume goes on to detail some of the most important, gruelling and electrifying experiences in his life. This book tells of Koestler's travels through Russia and remote parts of Soviet Central Asia and of his life as an exile. It tells of how he survived in Franco's prisons under sentence of death and in concentration camps in Occupied France and ends with his escape in 1940 to England, where he found stability and a new home.