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Koestler: The Indispensable Intellectual Paperback – 3 Feb 2011

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  • Paperback: 736 pages
  • Publisher: Faber & Faber; Main edition (3 Feb. 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 057125599X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0571255993
  • Product Dimensions: 15.5 x 5 x 23.5 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars 6 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 128,189 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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'Magisterial and subtle biography ... this is a skillfully structured work ... most of Koestler's earlier biographies have homed in on his lechery, for all commercial reasons. This is a warts-and-all work, not with only warts. Koestler was a super-sophisticated man. At last, in Michael Scammell, he has a sophisticated biographer who can place his subject in context.' --Evening Standard

'Magisterial biography ... [Scammell s] book is an exercise in rehabilitation and will surely become the definitive life.' --John Carey, Sunday Times

'Powerful new biography ... this is an immensely thorough biography which explores the whole range of Koestler's achievements ... the research that has gone into this biography is prodigious.' --Noel Malcolm, Sunday Telegraph Book of the Week

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Award-winning author Michael Scammell's Koestler: The Indispensable Intellectual is the first authorized biography of Arthur Koestler.

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