Books: Mortal Research

DIALOGUE WITH DEATH—Arthur Koestler—Macmillan ($2).

In Darkness At Noon (TIME, May 26, 1941) Arthur Koestler made, of a man in a Soviet prison cell, one of the great symbols of humanity in our time. In Dialogue With Death* Koestler himself is that symbol. During the Spanish Civil War Koestler went to Spain as correspondent for the London News Chronicle, was captured by Franco's forces. Later the British Government got him out of Spain. But for 102 days (February to May 1937), in prisons at Malaga and Seville, Koestler learned what it means to be...

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