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Dialogue with death : the journal of a prisoner of the fascists in the Spanish Civil War

Author: Arthur Koestler; Louis Menand; Phyllis Blewitt; Trevor Blewitt
Publisher: Chicago : University of Chicago Press, ©2011.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"In 1937, while working for the London News Chronicle as a correspondent with the loyalist forces in the Spanish Civil War, I was captured by General Franco's troops and held for several months in solitary confinement, witnessing the executions of my fellow-prisoners and awaiting my own. [This book] is an account of that experience written immediately after my release, in July-August, 1937 ... My principal interest  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
History
Personal narratives
Named Person: Arthur Koestler; Arthur Koestler
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Arthur Koestler; Louis Menand; Phyllis Blewitt; Trevor Blewitt
ISBN: 9780226449616 0226449610
OCLC Number: 666235069
Notes: Originally written in German.
Description: xvi, 214 pages ; 22 cm
Responsibility: Arthur Koestler ; translated by Trevor and Phyllis Blewit ; with a new introduction by Louis Menand.

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"In 1937, while working for the London News Chronicle as a correspondent with the loyalist forces in the Spanish Civil War, I was captured by General Franco's troops and held for several months in solitary confinement, witnessing the executions of my fellow-prisoners and awaiting my own. [This book] is an account of that experience written immediately after my release, in July-August, 1937 ... My principal interest in writing [this book] was an introspective one : the psychological impact of the condemned cell. From this view point, the political background was irrelevant, and the narrative, as far as it went, was the truthful account of an intimate experience"--Page xiii-xiv.

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"Koestler''s harrowing memoir of his three months behind bars with the constant threat of execution inspired his iconic "Darkness at Noon". "Dialogue with Death" is the more lasting book for its Read more...

 
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