The heel of Achilles: essays 1968-1973

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Random House, 1975 - Literary Collections - 273 pages
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This is a collection of essays, articles, and book reviews written by Koestler between 1968 and 1973. He has an interesting way of looking at interesting things, which include science, art, philosophy ... Read full review

Contents

Preface
Rebellion in a Vacuum
26
Life in 1980 The Rule of Mediocracy
45
Copyright

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About the author (1975)

Born in Budapest in 1905, educated in Vienna, Arthur Koestler immersed himself in the major ideological and social conflicts of his time. A communist during the 1930s, and visitor for a time in the Soviet Union, he became disillusioned with the Party and left it in 1938. Later that year in Spain, he was captured by the Fascist forces under Franco, and sentenced to death. Released through the last-minute intervention of the British government, he went to France where, the following year, he again was arrested for his political views. Released in 1940, he went to England, where he made his home. His novels, reportage, autobiographical works, and political and cultural writings established him as an important commentator on the dilemmas of the 20th century. He died in 1983.

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