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El cero y el infinito RUSBASHOV, miembro de la vieja guardia bolchevique y h roe de la Revoluci n Sovi tica, ha sido encarcelado acusado de traici n al gobiernode Mosc Es incitado a autoinculparse de una serie de delitos y traiciones que no ha cometido, pero termina por confesar a fin de salvar la Revoluci n Esta obra cumbre de la literatura pol tica nos ofrece un testimonio excepcional de la angustia que sufrieron cientos de antiguos miembros del Partido que desaparecieron, fueron encarcelados y juzgados o llegaron a autoinmolarse para salvarlo. New Read [ El cero y el infinito ] Author [ Arthur Koestler ] – wholesalesweetshop.co.uk

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  1. This is a diseased century.We diagnosed the disease and its causes with microscopic exactness, but wherever we applied the healing knife a new sore appeared Our will was hard and pure, we should have been loved by the people But they hate us Why are we so odious and detested We brought you truth, and in our mouth it sounded a lie We brought you freedom, and it looks in our hands like a whip We brought you the living life, and where our voices is heard the trees wither and there is a rustli This is a diseased century.We diagnosed the disease and its causes with microscopic exactness, but wherever we applied the healing knife a new sore appeared Our will was hard and pure, we should have been loved by the people But they hate us Why are we so odious and detested We brought you truth, and in our mouth it sounded a lie We brought you freedom, and it looks in our hands like a whip We brought you the living life, and where our voices is heard the trees wither and there is a rustling of dry leaves We brought you the promise of the future, but our tongue stammered and barked.Nicholas Salmanovitch Rubashov is arrested Soviet Prison Doors Similar to the one that Rubashov found himself behind Occasionally words must serve to veil the facts But this must happen in such a way that n...

  2. Sonnenfinsternis Darkness at Noon, c1940, Arthur KoestlerDarkness at Noon German Sonnenfinsternis is a novel by Hungarian born British novelist Arthur Koestler, first published in 1940 His best known work, it is the tale of Rubashov, an Old Bolshevik who is arrested, imprisoned, and tried for treason against the government that he had help...

  3. The back of my 1972 copy of Darkness at Noon claims that it is one of the few books written in this epoch which will survive it To me, Darkness at Noon seems like a book on the verge of being forgotten It s almost never on the shelves in bookstores or libraries, and I rarely hear it discussed I don t think it s taught in schools, at least in my part of the world Perhaps with the collapse of the Soviet Union and the end of communism and the Cold War, the importance of the great revolutions The back of my 1972 copy of Darkness at Noon claims that it is one of the few books written in this epoch which will survive it To me, Darkness at Noon seems like a book on the verge of being forgotten It s almost never on the shelves in bookstores or libraries, and I rarely hear it discussed I don t think it s taught in schools, at least in my part of the world Perhaps with the collapse of the Soviet Union and the end of communism and the Cold War, the importance of the great revolutions of the 20th Century and their ensuing brutal authoritarian regimes is appearing less and less relevant to the current and future global political landscape Maybe they are being interpreted asof a political aberration an anomaly, rather than an important and lastin...

  4. Oh, how I do love those Russians Plus I m hoping reading this will make me feel better about my own life, which lately feels like a grim, freezing Stalinist dystopia of gray hopeless days It could be worse, right I ve got a lot of work to do tonight, and somehow I thought this would be an excellent time to go back and review Darkness at Noon. MUCH bigger priority than getting work done, wouldn t you say Well, so, okay, this book was a little bit bleak Yeah, not the feel good date nov Oh, how I do love those Russians Plus I m hoping reading this will make me feel better about my own life, which lately feels like a grim, freezing Stalinist dystopia of gray hopeless days It could be worse, right I ve got a lot of work to do tonight, and somehow I thought this would be an excellent time to go back and review Darkness at Noon. MUCH bigger priority than getting work done, wouldn t you say Well, so, okay, this book was a little bit bleak Yeah, not the feel good date novel of the year, not this one Darkness at Noon conveys the brutality and claustrophobia of the prison cell and interrogation room, and you kind of do feel like you re there, toothache and hunger and all, and okay let s be honest it isn t much fun.This story, such as it is, covers the madcap adventures of one Mr Rubashov, a revolutionary who is in the process of being purged by the vaguely Stalinesque Number One, leader of the P...

  5. An Announcement Concerning the Class Traitor NotAfter a scrupulously fair trial in thePeople s Court, Comrade Not has been found guilty of posting an ideologically unsound review To protect other comrades from the possibility of being seduced into thought crime, the review has now been removed from the community areahas also offered Not a course of reeducation Their representatives arrived promptly at 4 am yesterday morning, and courteously but firmly helped Not to understand An Announcement Concerning the Class Traitor NotAfter a scrupulously fair trial in thePeople s Court, Comrade Not has been found guilty of posting an ideologically unsound review To protect other comrades from the possibility of being seduced into thought crime, the review has now been removed from the community areahas also offered Not a course of reeducation Their representatives arrived promptly at 4 am yeste...

  6. A 20th century classic that succeeds on two levels As a searing indictment of totalitarian political systems, and as an absorbing human drama My initial feeling of revulsion toward the protagonist, Rubashov a former high ranking government functionary, now imprisoned and charged with crimes against the state ultimately gave way to a grudging sense of compassion At the story s climax I somehow resisted the urge to set down the book, walk down the hallway, and start drumming my hands on m A 20th century classic that succeeds on two levels As a searing indictment of totalitarian political systems, and as an absorbing human drama My initial feeling of revulsion toward the protagonist, Rubashov a former high ranking government functionary, now imprisoned and charged with crimes against the state ultimately gave way to a grudging sense of compassion At the story s climax I somehow resisted the ur...

  7. Darkness at Noon is a haunting picture of life in the darkest era of Stalinist Russia inside a political prison The protagonist is Rubashov, an Old Bolshevik who is arrested and tried for treason by the government that he helped create Vividly realistic, Koestler paints the life of Rubashov in his prison cell, his wall tapping conversations with other inmates, his memories of life outside and some of the crimes he committed and the rationalizations for them, as well as his confrontation with h Darkness at Noon is a haunting picture of life in the darkest era of Stalinist Russia inside a political prison The protagonist is Rubashov, an Old Bolshevik who is arrested and tried for treason by the government that he helped create Vividly realistic, Koestler paints the life of Rubashov in his prison cell, his wall tapping conversations with other inmates, his memories of life outside and some of the crimes he committed and the rationalizations for them, as well as his confrontation with his jailers the ill fated former friend Ivanov, and the brutish and violent neanderthal Gletkin of the starched sleeves and harsh methods The story moves rather quickly and the reader is drawn into the story almost immediately with the difficulty in positioning with respect to Rubashov he is a victim of an injustice and we want to feel sorry for him and yet he himself has innocent blood on his hands, lots of blood from people he threw overboard in the system knowing i...

  8. This is most appropriately classified as an autobiographical novel The author, Arthur Koestler, became a member of the German Communist Party in 1931 In 1938, disillusioned by Stalin s Moscow show trials and indiscriminate purges of the so called counter revolutionaries, he left the Party In 1940 came his critique Darkness at Noon a novel sharply critical of Communism.Both the author and the central protagonist of the novel, Rubashov, begin with a strong belief in Communism Both become dis This is most appropriately classified as an autobiographical novel The author, Arthur Koestler, became a member of the German Communist Party in 1931 In 1938, disillusioned by Stalin s Moscow show trials and indiscriminate purges of the so called counter revolutionaries, he left the Party In 1940 came his critique Darkness at Noon a novel sharply critical of Communism.Both the author and the central protagonist of the novel, Rubashov, begin with a strong belief in Communism Both become disillusioned Thus, both the positive and the negative are illuminated, allowing one to see Communism s pote...

  9. I need reminders from time to time, like those in this novel, of psychological and moral atrocities, of the hyper viciousness of a pack lead by unstable maniacs and sociopaths Darkness at Noon is a chilling novel about Nicholas Salmanovitch Rubashov, an old Bolshevik, formerly Commissar of the People, and a leader in the 1917 Russian REVolution, who is imprisoned during Stalin s purges after he speaks out against the tyranny of his former comrades These former comrades torture Rubashov and bre I need reminders from time to time, like those in this novel, of psychological and moral atrocities, of the hyper viciousness of a pack lead by unstable maniacs and sociopaths Darkness at Noon is a chilling novel about Nicholas Salmanovitch Rubashov, an old Bolshevik, formerly Commissar of the People, and a leader in the 1917 Russian REVolution, who is imprisoned during Stalin s purges after he speaks out against the tyranny of his former comrades These former comrades torture Rubashov ...

  10. Nothing is worse in prison than the consciousness of one s innocence it prevents acclimatization and undermines one s moraleComrade Rubashov has been arrested But this is nothing He s been around this block before He knows, for instance, this truth about the consciousness of innocence as the unseen man in the neighboring cell clearly does not The unseen man who taps at the pipewho is in many ways not unlike the conscience Comrade Rubashov put into storage some forty years before th Nothing is worse in prison than the consciousness of one s innocence it prevents acclimatization and undermines one s moraleComrade Rubashov has been arrested But this is nothing He s been around this block before He knows, for instance, this truth about the consciousness of innocence as the unseen man in the neighboring cell clearly does not The unseen man who taps at the pipewho is in many ways not unlike the conscience Comrade Rubashov put into storage some forty years before the internal saboteur he s energetically barred from congress with the rest of his psyche the empathetic weakness that tap tap taps so foolishly against the hardened steel of his intellect s door It s a tap tap tap one indulges, but fails to politically profit by.Koestler s classic, Darkness at Noon, follows the aging Rubashov through the days and nights of this imprisonment His time on the political stage is coming to a close His peers within the regime, once lions of Com...