Akinogami I think there is a moral in this for pacifists. Es una manera de imaginarse a Espartaco y artur con los locos revolucionarios de hoy. 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. Marco rated it liked it Dec 09, So many of the factors that Crassus mentions are very applicable now. Thanks for telling us about the problem.
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Voodoomuro 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. But it reminded me of how tiny is the number of slaves of whom anything whatever is known. 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.
Crixus est sans fond. 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. I think there is a moral in this for pacifists. His early career was in journalism. Jan 28, Jo ,oestler it really liked it. Jopa rated it really liked it Mar 06, koestlerr There are no discussion topics on this book yet. It drips with sweat on parched skin, cut and slashed with swords and bringing the Iron Age to the twentieth century amud revolutions and world wars.
For five thousand years or more civilization rested upon slavery. Nov 26, Olethros rated it liked it. Lists with This Book. Especially when I found a used copy of it with this incredible cover. En 73 avant J. All the others are not even names. Rome did not take the uprising seriously at first, but eventually was forced to send out armies led by Crassus and Pompey to crush it.
Plus an oddly Old Western font for the title. Jopa rated it really liked it Mar 06, Scrive di rivoluzione e, soprattutto, di rivoluzione impossibile koeetler tradirla. Jul 11, Ronan Mcdonnell rated it liked it. 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.
Scrive di rivoluzione e, soprattutto, di rivoluzione kpestler senza tradirla. These allusions end up seeming anachronistic.
Spartacus, I suppose, is much the most widely known slave there ever was. Books by Arthur Koestler. 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 And it not only applies to Communism but to any gladiadroes political structure from the past and as things go by, from the future.
The Gladiators is a philosophical novel focused on Spartacus and his failed uprising. View all 10 comments.
Shelves: historical-fiction This is a deeply disturbing novel about the failure of mass revolutionary movements. Every ideal of human progress is 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. 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 Crixus is the expression of vengeance as justice and indulgence as the compensation for privation and exploitation, understanding that the rich and the powerful always win in the end so the only sensible response is to take everything you can while you can.
ESPARTACO: LA REBELIÓN DE LOS GLADIADORES, Arthur Koestler
Vudom Llegaban labradores, pastores, jornaleros, esclavos y hombres libres por igual. This made me wonder when the wage slave rebellion will start and how will it end? Interesting take on the story. Thousands of survivors of the slave army were crucified for miles along the Appian Way.