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I think there is a moral in this for pacifists. Scrupuleuse En 73 avant J. He was born into a Hungarian Jewish family in Budapest but, apart from his early school years, was educated in Austria.
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Espartaco es el Che Guevara de un siglo antes de Cristo. Ioestler early career was in journalism. Rome did not take the uprising seriously at first, but eventually was forced to send out armies led by Crassus and Pompey to arthir it. Bryan Meissner rated it liked it Apr 27, 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”!
En 73 avant J. Return to Book Page. Llegaban labradores, pastores, jornaleros, esclavos y hombres libres por igual. The army of slaves, eventually growing to more than , survived events such as a siege inside Mount Vesuvius to defeat Roman legions and capture several towns.
The first of three novels concerned with the ‘ethics of revolution’, it addresses the age-old debate of whether the end justifies the means, an argument continued in his classic novels Darkness at Noon and Arrival and Departure. 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 Scrive di rivoluzione e, soprattutto, di rivoluzione impossibile senza tradirla.
There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Now to re-read the next one in the trilogy – Darkness at noon – which I read in college. Far more enjoyable a read than Darkness at noon. Matias rated it liked it Feb 18, Especially when I found a used copy of it with this incredible cover. Sep 09, Sarah Presto agitato rated it it was ok Shelves: Trivia About The Gladiators.
Espartaco, la rebelión de los gladiadores by Arthur Koestler
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.
Rome did not take the artuhr seriously at first, but eventually was forced to send out armies led by Crassus and Pompey to crush it. 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.
Books by Arthur Koestler. The historical events were sensational enough in their own right. A polemic imagining of the Spartacus wars, written fron within the rebels’ camp. John Koestlr rated it liked it Sep 10, Plus an oddly Old Western font for the title.
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Crixus est sans fond. But it reminded me of how tiny is the number of slaves of whom anything whatever is known. In he was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease and three years later with leukaemia in its terminal stages.
Unfortunately, the book does not lgadiadores up to the promising cover art. Every ideal of human progress is puncture This is a deeply disturbing novel about the failure of mass revolutionary movements. To ask other readers questions about The Gladiatorsplease sign up. Koestler’s tale covers the slave rebellions of BC, led by Spartacus, a gladiator. View all 10 comments. There are no discussion topics on this book yet. A thoughtful read, with a strong political commentary that unsurprisingly relates very much to issues of today.
Paperbackpages. 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. And it not koestlfr applies to Communism but to any other political structure from the past and as things go by, from the future. In he joined the Communist Party of Germany but, disillusioned, he resigned from it in and in published a devastating anti-Communist novel, Darkness at Noonwhich propelled him to instant international fame.
Espartaco, la rebelión de los gladiadores
Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Over the next forty-three years he espoused many causes, wrote novels and biographies, and numerous essays. 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”!
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