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The characterizations are finely drawn, complex and varied, and the novelized history is fascinating. Every ideal of human progress is punctured in this often underrated novel, yet, as asserted in the chapter in which rebeliln 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.

He frequently interrupts the action for the characters to engage in long conversations about economics, unemployment, and government. He was born into a Hungarian Jewish family in Budapest but, apart from his early school years, was educated in Austria.

Espartaco, la rebelión de los gladiadores by Arthur Koestler

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. Open Preview See a Problem? Llegaban labradores, gladladores, jornaleros, esclavos y hombres libres por igual. En 73 avant J. A polemic imagining of the Spartacus wars, written fron within the rebels’ camp. Marco rated it glxdiadores it Dec 09, Want to Read saving…. And it not only applies to Communism but to any other political structure from the past and as things go by, from the future.

Over the next forty-three years he espoused many causes, wrote novels and biographies, and numerous essays.

This book is not yet featured on Listopia. It’s a terrific book about the development of social ideas and movements revolutionsthe politics involved, etc.

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Thanks for telling us about the problem. Thousands of survivors of the slave army were crucified for miles along the Appian Way. Refresh and try again. View all 10 comments. For five thousand years or more civilization rested upon slavery. 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.

Books by Arthur Koestler. 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.

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Espartaco, la rebelión de los gladiadores

I myself know the names of just three 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. Fspartaco he was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease and three years later with leukaemia in its terminal stages.

Interesting take on the story.

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. 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. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Unfortunately, the book does not live up to the promising cover art.

Trivia About The Gladiators. 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 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. Far more enjoyable a read than Darkness at noon.


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Scrive di rivoluzione e, soprattutto, di rivoluzione impossibile senza tradirla. Bel libro politico, scritto alla fine degli anni trenta da un comunista antistaliniano. 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.

Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. All the others are not even names. A thoughtful read, with a strong political commentary that unsurprisingly relates very much to issues of today.

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Et que dire du traitement des femmes! I think there is a moral in this for pacifists. These allusions end up seeming anachronistic.

Now to re-read the next one in the trilogy – Darkness at noon – which I read in college. Rome did not take the uprising seriously reebelion first, but eventually was forced to gebelion out armies led by Crassus and Pompey to crush it.

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