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Koestler, Arthur 1905-1983

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Works: 1,030 works in 5,854 publications in 29 languages and 71,611 library holdings
Genres: History  Fiction  Biography  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Historical fiction  Legal stories  Biographies  Personal narratives‡vHungarian  Personal narratives  Miscellanea 
Subject Headings: Novelists, English 
Roles: Author, Editor, Author of introduction, Creator, Other, Interviewee, Honoree, Bibliographic antecedent, Dedicatee, Collector, Contributor, Redactor, Translator, wpr
Classifications: PR6021.O4, 823.912
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Most widely held works by Arthur Koestler
Darkness at noon by Arthur Koestler( Book )

715 editions published between 1900 and 2018 in 22 languages and held by 6,672 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 act of creation by Arthur Koestler( Book )

162 editions published between 1961 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 2,816 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 sleep walkers; a history of man's changing vision of the universe by Arthur Koestler( Book )

145 editions published between 1905 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,765 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 ghost in the machine by Arthur Koestler( Book )

137 editions published between 1956 and 2016 in 8 languages and held by 2,555 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

With this new work, Arthur Koestler completes a cycle which started with The Sleepwalkers and continued with The Act of Creation. They were concerned with scientific discovery and artistic inspiration - the glory of man; The Ghost in the Machine culminates in a discussion of the predicament of man - the pathology of the human mind. The streak of insanity which runs through the history of our species points, he argues, to the possibility that somewhere along the line of its ascent to prominence something has gone wrong
Arrival and departure by Arthur Koestler( Book )

224 editions published between 1943 and 2011 in 8 languages and held by 1,920 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Radical refuses to disclose secrets of the underground
The god that failed by Arthur Koestler( Book )

104 editions published between 1949 and 1987 in 8 languages and held by 1,803 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Introduction. by Richard Crossman.--The initiates: Arthur Koestler. Ignazio Silone. Richard Wright.--Worshippers from afar: André Gide, presented by E. Starkie. Louis Fischer. Stephen Spender
The thirteenth tribe : the Khazar empire and its heritage by Arthur Koestler( Book )

66 editions published between 1976 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 1,758 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Khazars (Turkish: Hazarlar) were a semi-nomadic Turkic people who created one of the largest states of medieval Eurasia, Khazaria, with its capital at Atil. Astride one of the major arteries of commerce between northern Europe and southwestern Asia, Khazaria commanded the western marches of the Silk Road and played a key commercial role as a crossroad between China, the Middle East, and Europe."--Wikipedia
The roots of coincidence by Arthur Koestler( Book )

102 editions published between 1972 and 1995 in 13 languages and held by 1,724 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
The yogi and the commissar by Arthur Koestler( Book )

82 editions published between 1945 and 1985 in 3 languages and held by 1,633 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The case of the midwife toad by Arthur Koestler( Book )

66 editions published between 1971 and 2018 in 11 languages and held by 1,547 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On September 23, 1926, and Austrian experimental biologist named Dr. Paul Kammerer blew his brains out on a footpath in the Austrian mountains. His suicide was the climax of a great evolutionary controversy which his experiments had aroused. The battle was between the followers of Lamarck, who maintained that acquired characteristics could be inherited, and the neo-Darwinists, who upheld the theory of chance mutations preserved by natural selection. Dr. Kammerer's experiments with various amphibians, including salamanders and the midwife toad (Alytes obstetricans), lent much weight to the Lamarckian argument and drew upon him the full fury of the orthodox neo-Darwinists. Arthur Koestler had known about Dr. Kammerer's work when he himself was a student in Vienna, and he has always been interested in this tragic story. He gives a fascinating description of the venomous atmosphere in which the battle was fought and of the lengths to which apparently respectable scholars would go to discredit their opponents. Heading the attack on Kammerer was a British scientist, William Bateson, who hinted that the Viennese's experiments were fakes, but who failed to examine the evidence, including the so-called nuptial pads of Kammerer's last remaining specimen of the midwife toad. It was a young American scientist who delivered the coup de grace; on a visit to Vienna, he discovered that the discoloration of the nuptial pads was due not to natural causes but to the injection Indian ink. When his findings were published, Kammerer shot himself. Mr. Koestler, whose recent writings, in books such as The Act of Creation and The Ghost in the Machine, have been in part concerned with evolutionary theory, decided to investigate this old mystery. When he started on his researches, he expected to relate the tragedy of a man who had betrayed his calling, for Kammerer's suicide was accepted as a confession of guilt and his work was discredited from that day to this. Instead, as Mr. Koestler read the contemporary papers, corresponded with Kammerer's daughter, Bateson's son, and the surviving scientists who attended Kammerer's lecture in Cambridge, he found himself writing a vindication of a man who in all probability was himself betrayed. The story that emerges is, on one level, fascinating piece of scientific detection; on another, it is a moving and human narrative about a much abused, brilliant and lovable figure. Though no Lamarckian himself, Mr. Koestler ends the book with an appeal to biologists to repeat Kammerer's experiments with an open mind in order to verify or refute them. If Kammerer's claims were posthumously confirmed our outlook on evolution would be significantly changed. A superb intellectual thriller whose implications still reverberate today, The Case of the Midwife Toad is an entirely new kind of book for Mr. Koestler, and perhaps only he could have written it, for it required expert knowledge and familiarity with the academic world of science, combined with the creativity and imaginative insight of an outstanding novelist. Annotation Published: March 2016
The lotus and the robot by Arthur Koestler( Book )

84 editions published between 1960 and 1983 in 5 languages and held by 1,499 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
Thieves in the night; chronicle of an experiment by Arthur Koestler( Book )

68 editions published between 1946 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 1,463 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Story of an English Jew who becomes deeply involved in the resettling of Palestine
Janus : a summing up by Arthur Koestler( Book )

37 editions published between 1978 and 1983 in 3 languages and held by 1,419 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
The watershed; a biography of Johannes Kepler by Arthur Koestler( Book )

34 editions published between 1960 and 1985 in English and German and held by 1,373 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

With his famouse "laws of dynamics and gravitation", Kepler founded modern astronomy and paved the way for newtonian physics
Scum of the earth by Arthur Koestler( Book )

90 editions published between 1941 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 1,299 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Memoirs covering period from the beginning of the present war until the fall of France
Dialogue with death by Arthur Koestler( Book )

93 editions published between 1937 and 2009 in 9 languages and held by 1,266 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A portion of the author's Spanish testament published in England. Tells of the philosophical and psychological changes that come to a man facing death. Arthur Koestler was imprisoned and condemned to death during the Spanish Civil War. His autobiographical narrative reveals also what the round of daily life in prison means to its inmates
The gladiators by Arthur Koestler( Book )

128 editions published between 1939 and 2011 in 10 languages and held by 1,223 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This novel tells the story of the revolt of Spartacus, and is the first of three novels dealing with the age-old problem of whether the end justifies the means
The age of longing by Arthur Koestler( Book )

69 editions published between 1951 and 2010 in 6 languages and held by 1,205 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An exploration of the moral temper of Western Europe
The heel of Achilles; essays 1968-1973 by Arthur Koestler( )

25 editions published between 1973 and 1976 in English and held by 1,189 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Insight and outlook, an inquiry into the common foundations of science, art, and social ethics by Arthur Koestler( Book )

30 editions published between 1949 and 1979 in English and German and held by 964 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Darkness at noon
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The act of creationThe sleep walkers; a history of man's changing vision of the universeThe ghost in the machineArrival and departureThe thirteenth tribe : the Khazar empire and its heritageThe case of the midwife toadScum of the earthDialogue with deathThe gladiators
Alternative Names

controlled identityCostler, A., 1905-1983

Arthur Koestler britischer Schriftsteller

Arthur Koestler écrivain britannique

Arthur Koestler escriptor, filosof i periodista hongarès nacionalitzat britànic

Arthur Koestler Hongaars schrijver

Arthur Koestler hungar- kaj juddevena brita verkisto

Arthur Koestler Hungarian-British author and journalist

Arthur Koestler novelista, ensayista, historiador, periodista, activista político y filósofo social húngaro

Arthur Koestler pisarz angielski

Arthur Koestler scrittore e filosofo ungherese

Arthur Köstler

Arthurus Koestler

Artur Kostler

Arturs Kestlers

Coester, A. 1905-1983

Coestler, 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, 1905-

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

ਆਰਥਰ ਕੋਇਸਲਰ

ಆರ್ಥರ್ ಕ್ಯೊಸ್ಟ್ಲೆರ್

ആർതൂർ കൂസ്ലർ ബ്രിട്ടീഷ്/ഹംഗേറിയൻ എഴുത്തുകാരൻ

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

アーサー・ケストラー

ケストラー, A.

ケストラー, アーサー

阿瑟·库斯勒

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English (1,792)

French (264)

German (239)

Spanish (108)

Italian (68)

Polish (46)

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Russian (19)

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Japanese (16)

Dutch (16)

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Greek, Modern (11)

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