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Arthur Koestler
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    (September 5, 1905-March 3, 1983)
    Birth name is Kösztler Artúr
    Wrote ‘Darkness at Noon (1940),' ‘The God That Failed (1949),' ‘Arrow in the Blue (1952),' ‘The Ghost in the Machine (1967),' ‘The Roots of Coincidence (1972)' and ‘The Thirteenth Tribe (1976)'
    He wrote pro-Soviet propaganda during the thirties.
    His one night stand with Simone de Beauvoir proved disappointing.
    He believed in telepathy and levitation.
    His attempts to debunk Darwinism impressed few scientists.
    He may have encouraged his wife to commit suicide with him.
    His baseless theory that Ashkenazi Jews are unrelated to the biblical Israelites is embraced by anti-Semites.
    He was captured by fascists during the Spanish civil war and sentenced to death.
    He abandoned communism after learning of the Stalinist purges.
    He toured the Arctic by Zeppelin.
    ‘Darkness at Noon' is a key cold war novel.
    He was a highly respected political journalist.
    He tried LSD but was skeptical of claims it led to spiritual enlightenment.
    The Police based an album on ‘The Ghost in the Machine.'

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