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Koestler, Arthur 1905-1983

Works: 794 works in 4,409 publications in 33 languages and 68,999 library holdings
Genres: History  Fiction  Biography  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Historical fiction  Legal stories  Personal narratives  Personal narratives‡vHungarian  Miscellanea  Drama 
Subject Headings: Novelists, English 
Roles: Author, Editor, Author of introduction, Creator, Other, Interviewee, Bibliographic antecedent, Honoree, Collector, Contributor, Redactor, Collaborator
Classifications: PR6021.O4, B
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Darkness at noon by Arthur Koestler( Book )

419 editions published between 1900 and 2015 in 18 languages and held by 5,894 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An aging revolutionary is imprisoned and psychologically tortured by the Party to which he has dedicated his life. He recalls a career that embodies the ironies and betrayals of a totalitarian government
The sleep walkers; a history of man's changing vision of the universe by Arthur Koestler( Book )

159 editions published between 1959 and 2014 in 9 languages and held by 2,909 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In this masterly synthesis Arthur Koestler cuts through the sterile distinction between 'sciences' and 'humanities' to bring to life the whole history of cosmology from the Babylonians to Newton"--Back cover
The act of creation by Arthur Koestler( Book )

108 editions published between 1961 and 1997 in 6 languages and held by 2,734 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Koestler affirms that all creatures have the capacity for creative activity. He suggests that we are at our creative best when rational thought is suspended, as in dreams and trance-like states
The ghost in the machine by Arthur Koestler( Book )

132 editions published between 1956 and 2013 in 8 languages and held by 2,594 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The phrase 'the ghost in the machine' was coined by Gilbert Ryle in his 1949 book The Concept of Mind, and was intended to point out the absurdity of traditional Cartesian mind-body dualism; presumably there was also an attempt to echo the phrase deus ex machina, or "god from the machine", i.e. an artificial solution to a complex problem. Koestler, in writing The Ghost in the Machine in 1967, appropriated Ryle's phrase, although he had a pretty low opinion of Ryle himself -- he dismissed him as a 'snickering' Oxford don with no knowledge of any of the sciences that would have given his ideas more weight. Ryle nevertheless had the philosopher's gift for analogy, and used a number of metaphors for the mind-body problem, all of which could have supplied titles: they included 'the sealed signal box', 'the two parallel theatres' and 'the horse in the locomotive'
The yogi and the commissar by Arthur Koestler( Book )

125 editions published between 1944 and 1990 in 7 languages and held by 1,942 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Essays voornamelijk over de onderdrukking door het Stalin-bewind en het Nationaal-socialisme
The thirteenth tribe : the Khazar empire and its heritage by Arthur Koestler( Book )

79 editions published between 1976 and 2012 in 13 languages and held by 1,893 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

L'histoire de ce peuple à l'origine de la tradition juive ashkénaze, des origines jusqu'à l'effondrement, met en lumière son influence sur le développement du judaïsme russe et européen. Les Khazars furent à l'origine d'un vaste empire, entre la mer Noire et la Caspienne. Cette entité politique et religieuse est le seul exemple concret d'un Etat juif avant la fondation de l'Israël contemporain
The god that failed by R. H. S Crossman( Book )

78 editions published between 1949 and 1987 in 17 languages and held by 1,786 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Six men, who were at one time either communists or sympathizers, herein set forth the reasons why they became disillusioned with communism
Arrival and departure by Arthur Koestler( Book )

154 editions published between 1943 and 2003 in 8 languages and held by 1,777 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Radical refuses to disclose secrets of the underground
The roots of coincidence by Arthur Koestler( Book )

96 editions published between 1972 and 2006 in 12 languages and held by 1,766 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Mr. Koestler's main concern is with demonstrating that, contrary to what one might expect- namely, that...paranormal events are most disturbing because they seem to break what most of us think are the laws of the real world- it is precisely modern physics that offers a "rapprochement" between the real world and parapsychology, even if the rapprochement is "negative in the sense that the unthinkable phenomena of ESP appear somewhat less preposterous in the light of the unthinkable propositions of physics." As Mr. Koestler so lucidly and wittily demonstrates, modern physics depicts a world of noncausational paradoxes- a wonderland of Heisenbergian Principles of Uncertainty, of mysterious elementary particles, of psi-fields, anti-electrons, multi-dimensionality, and time running forward and backward. And unlike Newton's clockwork universe, this new world is not at all uncongenial to the dice-shooter convinced that he has a "hot" hand or the sensitive who insists that his dreams are premonitory" -- by Christopher Lehmann-Haupt, New York Times, August 11, 1972
Thieves in the night; chronicle of an experiment by Arthur Koestler( Book )

106 editions published between 1945 and 2016 in 7 languages and held by 1,618 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Story of an English Jew who becomes deeply involved in the resettling of Palestine
The case of the midwife toad by Arthur Koestler( Book )

38 editions published between 1971 and 2010 in 9 languages and held by 1,544 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Work and theories of the Viennese biologist Paul Kammerer
The lotus and the robot by Arthur Koestler( Book )

54 editions published between 1960 and 1983 in 6 languages and held by 1,493 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Schrijver geeft op grond van ervaringen, opgedaan tijdens een reis door India en Japan, antwoord op de vraag of de oosterse levensbeschouwing een oplossing kan bieden voor de groeiende geestelijke armoede in het Westen, veroorzaakt door de mechanisering
The watershed; a biography of Johannes Kepler by Arthur Koestler( Book )

35 editions published between 1959 and 1985 in 3 languages and held by 1,423 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

With his famouse "laws of dynamics and gravitation", Kepler founded modern astronomy and paved the way for newtonian physics
Janus : a summing up by Arthur Koestler( Book )

19 editions published between 1978 and 1983 in English and French and held by 1,371 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Janus is both a summing up and continuation of Koestler's work over the past twenty-five years, since he turned from politics to the sciences of life- or more precisely, to the 'evolution, creativity and pathology of the human mind'. The insights gained on that long journey are here assembled in a coherent and comprehensive synthesis, and in the last part of the book, he offers us a tantalizing 'glance through the key-hole' from subatomic physics to metaphysics
Dialogue with death by Arthur Koestler( Book )

56 editions published between 1937 and 2011 in 6 languages and held by 1,227 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In 1937, while working for the London News Chronicle as a correspondent with the loyalist forces in the Spanish Civil War, I was captured by General Franco's troops and held for several months in solitary confinement, witnessing the executions of my fellow-prisoners and awaiting my own. [This book] is an account of that experience written immediately after my release, in July-August, 1937 ... My principal interest in writing [this book] was an introspective one : the psychological impact of the condemned cell. From this view point, the political background was irrelevant, and the narrative, as far as it went, was the truthful account of an intimate experience"--Pref. to the Danube ed
The heel of Achilles; essays 1968-1973 by Arthur Koestler( Book )

24 editions published between 1973 and 1976 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,219 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Scum of the earth by Arthur Koestler( Book )

60 editions published between 1941 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 1,182 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Memoirs covering period from the beginning of the present war until the fall of France
The age of longing by Arthur Koestler( Book )

48 editions published between 1951 and 2010 in 6 languages and held by 1,173 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An exploration of the moral temper of Western Europe
The gladiators by Arthur Koestler( Book )

98 editions published between 1939 and 2011 in 7 languages and held by 1,160 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Arrow in the blue, an autobiography by Arthur Koestler( Book )

49 editions published between 1952 and 2011 in 7 languages and held by 113 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Reúne los dos títulos de su autobiografía. La primera parte, titulada Flecha en azul, abarca un período comprendido entre 1905, año de su nacimiento en Hungría, y 1931, fecha en que ingresó en el Partido Comunista. Koestler lleva a cabo un profundo análisis de una época de convulsiones políticas en las que las ilusiones por la revolución rusa de 1917 se contraponía al horror del régimen de Hitler, que prosperaba antes la pasividad de la burguesía liberal alemana. La segunda parte, La escritura invisible, narra los años que van de 1931 a 1940, caracterizados por el desengaño del comunismo, a partir, sobre todo, del viaje que hizo por entonces a la Unión Soviética, donde conoció de primera mano las atrocidades de Stalin, algo que años después dio lugar a una inversión total de sus principios ideológicos. Koestler cuenta también su participación como corresponsal en la guerra civil española, donde fue condenado a muerte por Franco, aunque finamente fue canjeado. Su encarcelamiento en un campo de concentración y su llegada a Inglaterra en 1940, cierran este monumento a la memoria del siglo XX
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The thirteenth tribe : the Khazar empire and its heritage
Alternative Names

controlled identityCostler, A., 1905-1983

Arthur Koestler britischer Schriftsteller

Arthur Koestler écrivain britannique

Arthur Koestler Hongaars schrijver

Arthur Koestler Hungarian-British author and journalist

Arthur Koestler pisarz angielski

Arthur Koestler scrittore e filosofo ungherese

Arthur Köstler

Arthurus Koestler

Artur Köstler

Arturs Kestlers

Coester, A. 1905-1983

Costler, A 1905-1983

Costler, Alfrède

Costler, Alfrède, 1881-

Costler, Alfrède, b. 1881

Kestler, A. 1905-1983

Kestler, A. (Artur), 1905-1983

Kestler, Arthur 1905-1983

Kestler, Artur 1905-1983

Kislir, Ārtūr 1905-1983

Koesler, A. 1905-1983

Koesler, Arthur 1905-1983

Koestler, A. 1905-1983

Koestler, A. (Arthur), 1905-1983

Koestler, Alfred 1905-1983

Koestler, Arthur

Koestler, Arthur Otto

Koestler, Artur.

Koestler, Artur 1905-1983

Koslara, Ārthara 1905-1983

Köstler, Arthur.

Köstler, Arthur 1905-1983

Kösztler, Arthur 1905-1983

Kösztler, Artúr

Kösztler Artúr, 1905-1983

Koẏesalāra, Ārthāra

Qesṭler, 'Artūr 1905-1983

Steinberg, Iwan.

Steinberg, Iwan 1905-1983

Άρθουρ Κέσλερ

Артур Кестлер

Артур Кьостлер

Кёстлер, Артур 1905-1983

Кёстлер, Артур британский писатель

ארתור קסטלר

קסטלר, ארתור

קסטלר, ארתור 1905-1983

קסטלר, ארתור בן הנריק

آرتور کستلر

آرثر كوستلر

آرثر كيستلر، 1905-1983

كوستلر، ارثر، ١٩٠٥-١٩٨٣

كيسلر، آرثر، 1905-1983

आर्थर केस्लर

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ခိုအက်ရှတလာ၊ အာသာ

괴슬러, 아서 1905-1983

아서 쾨슬러

케슬러, 아서 1905-1983

케쓸러, 아아서 1905-1983

쾌슬러, A. 1905-1983

쾌슬러, 아더 1905-1983

쾨슬러, 아더 1905-1983

쾨이틀러, 아서 1905-1983

쾻슬러, 아더 1905-1983


ケストラー, A

ケストラー, アーサー


The sleep walkers; a history of man's changing vision of the universeThe act of creationThe ghost in the machineThe thirteenth tribe : the Khazar empire and its heritageArrival and departureThe case of the midwife toadDialogue with deathScum of the earth