Remembering Arthur Koestler

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6 June 2023, 18:30

Online Talk about the writer Arthur Koestler. Arthur Koestler (1905-1983) died 40 years ago by suicide at his home in London together with his wife Cynthia. A literary giant of his day - and champion of humanitarian causes - Koestler’s novel Darkness at Noon is a penetrating exploration of the psychology of totalitarianism. Yet, Koestler is now half-forgotten and his reputation stained by posthumous allegations of sexual violence.

This talk explores Koester’s legacy - especially with regard to his important, but overlooked, role in ending capital punishment in Britain.


Photograph of Arthur Koestler
Photograph of Arthur Koestler

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