Arthur Koestler

Arthur Koestler (1969) Arthur Koestler, (, ; ; ; 5 September 1905 – 1 March 1983) was a Hungarian British author and journalist. Koestler was born in Budapest and, apart from his early school years, was educated in Austria. In 1931, Koestler joined the Communist Party of Germany, but he resigned in 1938 because Stalinism disillusioned him.

In 1940, he published his novel ''Darkness at Noon'', an anti-totalitarian work that gained him international fame. Over the next 43 years, from his residence in Britain, Koestler espoused many political causes and wrote novels, memoirs, biographies, and numerous essays. In 1949, Koestler began secretly working with a British Cold War propaganda department known as the Information Research Department (IRD), which would republish and distribute many of his works, and also fund his activities. In 1968, he was awarded the Sonning Prize "for [his] outstanding contribution to European culture". In 1972 he was made a Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE).

In 1976, he was diagnosed with Parkinson's disease and in 1979 with terminal leukaemia. In 1983, he and his wife Cynthia committed suicide together at their home in London. Provided by Wikipedia
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by Koestler, Arthur, 1905-1983
Published 1957
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Darkness at noon
Biblioteca Mayor
by Koestler, Arthur, 1905-1983
Published 1953
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Rastro del dinosaurio y otros ensayos
Filosofía y Humanidades / Psicología
by Koestler, Arthur, 1905-1983
Published 1957
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El cero y el infinito
Filosofía y Humanidades / Psicología
by Koestler, Arthur, 1905-1983
Published 1960
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Racines du hasard
Filosofía y Humanidades / Psicología
by Koestler, Arthur, 1905-1983
Published 1972
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by Koestler, Arthur 1905-1983
Published 1962
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Darkness at noon
Facultad de Lenguas
by Koestler, Arthur 1905-1983
Published 1948
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by Koestler, Arthur 1905-1983
Published 1964
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La vida despues de la muerte
Facultad de Comunicación Social
by Toynbee, Arnold 1889-1975
Published 1977
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Reencuentro
Facultad de Lenguas
by Uhlman, Fred 1901-1985
Published 1984
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