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Every ideal of human progress is puncture This is a deeply disturbing novel about the failure of mass revolutionary movements. And Spartacus, at the end of the book, walks post-mortem, like a resurrected Jesus, among the devastated; his vision they refuse to let die. Sep 09, Sarah Presto agitato rated it it was ok Shelves: Lists with This Book.

The characterizations are finely drawn, complex and varied, and the novelized history is fascinating. There are scantily clad dancing girls in the background and half mostly? There is plenty of mayhem in this book but essentially it is for those who are willing to ask questions about base human nature and live with the results.

Questi due ultimi vengono da Koestler considerati insiti nella natura umana e quindi nucleo dell Bel libro politico, scritto alla fine degli anni trenta da un comunista antistaliniano.

Paul rated it really liked it Mar 25, He frequently interrupts the action for the characters to engage in long conversations about economics, unemployment, and government. And it not only applies to Communism but to any other political structure from the past and as things go by, from the future.

View all 3 comments. Interesting take on the story.

But it reminded me of how tiny is the number of slaves of whom anything whatever is known. Far more enjoyable a read than Darkness at noon. 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.

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Paul rated it really liked koeshler Mar 25, View all 10 comments. So many of the factors that Crassus mentions are very applicable now.

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Tells the story of the Spartacus rebellion in Koestler’s dry yet gripping style. In he was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease and three years later with leukaemia in its joestler stages. Refresh and try again. Sep 14, B0nnie marked it as books.

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There is plenty of mayhem in this book but essentially it is for those who are willing to ask questions about base human nature and live with the results. Espartaco es el Che Guevara de un siglo antes de Cristo. Aug 18, Mazel rated it really liked it Shelves: He uses this theme to tie together a trilogy that includes The Gladiators published inDarkness at Noonand Arrival and Departurethree books on different topics, but all about aspects of revolutions gone wrong.

Dec 13, James M rated it really liked it Shelves: Trivia About The Gladiators. Lo que nos cuenta. His early career was in journalism. Koestler’s vision on the doomed-to-fail nature of armed rebellion, no matter how just the cause as well as the chronicle of the demise of the idealism that fuelled it are classic.

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Return to Book Page. Based upon the historic revolt of BC this event was one of the great revolutions of ancient history, a slave revolt that threatened the power of the Roman empire; a revolt that if it had succeeded would have mirrored the triumph of the Bolshevik revolution in Russia in It arhur 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”!

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Koestler’s vision on the doomed-to-fail nature of armed rebellion, no matter how just the cause as well as the chronicle of the demise of the idealism that fuelled it are classic.

Spartacus, I suppose, is much the most widely known slave there ever was. Scrupuleuse En 73 avant J. I myself know the names of just koeslter slaves—Spartacus himself, the fabulous Aesop, who is supposed to have been a slave, and the philosopher Epictetus, who was one of those learned slaves whom the Roman plutocrats liked to have among their retinue.

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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. Bel libro politico, scritto alla fine degli anni trenta da un comunista antistaliniano.

John Convery rated it liked it Sep 10, 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.

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