On Arthur Koestler, Genius and, Uh, Rapist

From Bookslut, on a new biography of Arthur Koestler by Michael Scammell.

So you’re writing a biography, and the guy is a genius. Wrote a masterful book, and is underappreciated for a lot of the rest of his career, something you’d like to see changed. But there are a few weird personal life details you have to overcome in the biography. Like, say, how the guy had a slight rapey habit. How do you deal with that?

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