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Koestler, Arthur 1905-1983

Works: 1,005 works in 5,796 publications in 29 languages and 71,717 library holdings
Genres: History  Fiction  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Biography  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, Collector, Dedicatee, Contributor, Translator, Redactor
Classifications: PR6021.O4, 823.912
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Most widely held works by Arthur Koestler
Darkness at noon by Arthur Koestler( Book )

709 editions published between 1900 and 2018 in 22 languages and held by 6,616 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 )

165 editions published between 1961 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 2,821 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 )

142 editions published between 1905 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,767 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 )

138 editions published between 1956 and 2016 in 8 languages and held by 2,551 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'
Arrival and departure by Arthur Koestler( Book )

220 editions published between 1943 and 2011 in 8 languages and held by 1,901 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Radical refuses to disclose secrets of the underground
The god that failed by R. H. S Crossman( Book )

106 editions published between 1949 and 1987 in 8 languages and held by 1,863 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 )

65 editions published between 1976 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 1,759 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 )

101 editions published between 1972 and 1995 in 13 languages and held by 1,729 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 case of the midwife toad by Arthur Koestler( Book )

64 editions published between 1971 and 2018 in 11 languages and held by 1,563 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

84 editions published between 1960 and 1983 in 5 languages and held by 1,502 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 )

67 editions published between 1946 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 1,439 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 1,424 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 )

33 editions published between 1960 and 1985 in English and German and held by 1,376 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

93 editions published between 1937 and 2009 in 9 languages and held by 1,270 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
Scum of the earth by Arthur Koestler( Book )

89 editions published between 1941 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 1,233 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

128 editions published between 1939 and 2011 in 10 languages and held by 1,213 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 )

70 editions published between 1951 and 2010 in 6 languages and held by 1,207 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

24 editions published between 1973 and 1976 in English and held by 1,186 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 967 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The yogi and the commissar by Arthur Koestler( Book )

32 editions published between 1944 and 1990 in 4 languages and held by 964 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Darkness at noon
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 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


ケストラー, A.

ケストラー, アーサー


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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 toadDialogue with deathScum of the earthThe gladiators