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In which language was The Gladiators first written?

It was written in German. In a postscript to the 1969 Danube edition of The Gladiators, Koestler mentions that The Gladiators was among the last of his writings in German, just before his switch to ...
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In what sense do The Gladiators, Darkness at Noon, and Arrival and Departure form a trilogy?

The three novels are obviously not connected at the level of the plot or the story. Instead, the novels are linked by a common theme, which has been summarised as "the nature and ethics of ...
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In what sense do The Gladiators, Darkness at Noon, and Arrival and Departure form a trilogy?

Koestler himself spoke of these three novels as a trilogy. In his autobiography The Invisible Writing, he says: The Gladiators is the first novel in a trilogy concerned with the ethics of revolution, ...
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