Koestler at the Crossroads

Roche, John P.
February 1956
New Republic;2/13/56, Vol. 134 Issue 7, p19
The article discusses the book "The Trail of the Dinosaur and Other Essays," by Arthur Koestler. This slim volume brings together various essays, lectures, and broadcasts that have appeared since the publication in 1944 of "The Yogi and the Commissar." However, the emphasis of this collection is quite different from that of the earlier volume, for in recent years Koestler has been moving from political analysis in the direction of cultural criticism and cosmology. As he notes in his introduction, this book is "a farewell to arms," since 1950, he has abandoned political questions for the sound reason that he has already said everything he has to say on these subjects.


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