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Every ideal of human progress is puncture This is a deeply disturbing novel about the failure of mass revolutionary movements. Lenin’s favorite character in history is said to have been precisely the gladiator of the school in Capua, Spartacus, who emerged as the primary commander of the slave forces; however, the real leader, in Koestler’s novel, is the gladiator without ambition or ideals, ‘the man with the seal’s head’, Crixus.

It contrasts the conscious self-interest of privileged elites with the self-interest of the masses and observes that there is one fundamental ‘law’ that operates beneath the surface of the facades of ‘order’ and ‘patriotism’, namely the fatalistic assertion of the leader of the fierce and melancholic Celts, the gladiator Crixus, that the law is simply, “Eat, or be espartco No trivia or rebleion yet.

This made me wonder when the wage slave rebellion will start and how will it end?

Espartaco, la rebelión de los gladiadores by Arthur Koestler

There are no discussion topics on this book yet. For five thousand years or more civilization rested upon slavery. Tells the story of the Spartacus rebellion in Koestler’s dry yet gripping style.


Koestler’s vision on the doomed-to-fail nature of armed rebellion, no matter how just the cause as well as the chronicle of the demise of the idealism that rdbelion it are classic. Paul rated it really liked it Mar 25, I myself know the names of just three slaves—Spartacus himself, the fabulous Aesop, who is supposed to have been a slave, and the philosopher Epictetus, who rebeoion one of those learned slaves whom the Roman plutocrats liked to have among their retinue.

But it reminded me of how tiny is the number of slaves of whom anything whatever is known. He frequently interrupts the action for the characters to engage in long conversations about economics, unemployment, and government.

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Want to Read Currently Reading Read. In he was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease and three years later with leukaemia in its terminal stages. It could be considered a premonition of the failure of ,a and the reasons behind it.

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Espartaco es el Che Guevara de un siglo antes de Cristo. Crixus est sans fond. In a scene of a pre-‘last battle’ interview between Crassus and Spartacus, the latter actually notes even the physical resemblance between the rich man and galdiadores proletarian slave-gladiator which of course is a recognition of kindred motivation, the union of ‘eaters’ from ‘above’ and ‘below’, so to speak.

All the others are not even names. Crixus is the expression of vengeance as justice and indulgence as the compensation for privation and exploitation, understanding that the rich and the powerful always win in the end so the only sensible response is to take everything you can while you can.


Espartaco, la rebelión de los gladiadores

Lists with This Book. Mf rated it liked it Oct 10, Et que dire du traitement des femmes! Rome did not take the uprising seriously at first, but eventually was forced to send out armies led by Crassus and Pompey to crush it. Open Preview See a Problem? Based upon the historic revolt of BC this event was one of the great revolutions of ancient history, a slave revolt that threatened the power of the Roman empire; a revolt that if it had succeeded would have mirrored the triumph of the Bolshevik revolution in Russia in Questi due ultimi vengono da Koestler considerati insiti nella natura umana e quindi nucleo dell Bel libro politico, scritto alla fine degli anni trenta da un comunista antistaliniano.

His early career was in journalism.

He committed suicide in in London. Now to re-read the next one in the trilogy – Darkness at noon – which I read in college. Read this book in the Spanish version published by “Circulo de Lectores” ages ago.

Jopa rated it really liked it Mar 06, The characterizations are finely drawn, complex and varied, and the novelized history is fascinating. Scrupuleuse En 73 avant J.