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Krystal, Arthur

Overview
Works: 18 works in 71 publications in 4 languages and 4,477 library holdings
Genres: Documentary films  History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Drama  Dark comedy films  Film adaptations 
Roles: Author, Editor, Author of screenplay, Scenarist, Other
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Arthur Krystal
Agitations : essays on life and literature by Arthur Krystal( )

9 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 1,274 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Own gradual disaffection with the literary scene, Krystal demonstrates that opposing points of view are based more on innate predilections than on disinterested thought or analysis. Not beholden to any fashionable theory or political agenda, Krystal interrogates the usual suspects in the cultural wars from an independent, though not impartial, vantage point. Clearly personal and unabashedly belletrist, his essays ask important questions. What makes culture one thing and not another? What
Except when I write : reflections of a recovering critic by Arthur Krystal( )

9 editions published between 2011 and 2016 in English and held by 1,258 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"I never think except when I sit down to write."--Attributed to Montaigne by Edgar Allan Poe From Montaigne in the sixteenth century to Orwell, Eliot, and Trilling in the twentieth, the best literary essayists combine a gift for observation with an abiding commitment to books. Although it may seem that books are becoming less essential and that a revolution in sensibility is taking place, the essays of Arthur Krystal suggest otherwise. Companionable without being chummy, engaged without being didactic, erudite without being stuffy, he demonstrates that literature, even in the digit
The culture we deserve by Jacques Barzun( Book )

12 editions published between 1989 and 2016 in English and Chinese and held by 977 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 12 wise, stimulating essays and lectures, a noted Columbia University scholar examines aspects of literary and art criticism, retrospective sociology, the abandonment of intelligibility and the effects of relativism on moral behavior
A company of readers : uncollected writings of W.H. Auden, Jacques Barzun, and Lionel Trilling from the Readers' subscription and Mid-century book clubs( Book )

3 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 347 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of 45 columns and essays by the three eminent writers, originally written for the bulletin of the Readers' Subscription Book Club
This thing we call literature by Arthur Krystal( Book )

9 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 249 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This Thing We Call Literature collects ten essays from the combative, cantakerous cultural critic Arthur Krystal. The essays in this compact volume, mostly coming from The New Yorker, Harper's, and The Chronicle of Higher Education--all share Krystal's conviction that literature and the humanities more broadly are going down the tubes"--
The half-life of an American essayist by Arthur Krystal( Book )

5 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 175 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In his first book, Agitations: Essays on Life and Literature, Arthur Krystal demonstrated that the literary essay is alive and well. His new book, The Half-Life of an American Essayist, continues to demonstrate that the literary essay in the right hands can itself be a subset of literature. Whether he's examining the evolution of the typewriter, the nature of sin, the cultural implications of physiognomy, the works of Paul Valery and Raymond Chandler, or his own ineffable laziness, Krystal's prose always speaks to the common reader."--Jacket
Secrets of the code by Timothy Freke( Visual )

6 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in English and held by 161 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines theories, gnostic in origin but also promoted in Dan Brown's novel The DaVinci code, that represent Jesus Christ as having survived the cross, subsequently marrying Mary Magdalene and starting a bloodline, knowledge that has been guarded for centuries by the Catholic Church. Discusses ideas of the feminine as evidenced in the gnostic tradition as opposed to those presented by Orthodox Christianity
Thick as Thieves( Visual )

2 editions published between 1998 and 2012 in English and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two criminal masterminds find themselves in an escalating turf war in this dark comedy. Mackin is a shrewd career thief who picks his jobs cautiously and then retires to relative privacy with his jazz records and his dog. Pointy is ambitious and sets up Mackin for a fall, revenge becomes the name of the game for both men and their associates
Byttedyr Thick as thieves( Visual )

2 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Closing the books, and other essays by Arthur Krystal( Book )

1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Slow fade : F. Scott Fitzgerald in Hollywood by Arthur Krystal( )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Los secretos del código = Secrets of the code( Visual )

3 editions published between 2006 and 2009 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

El documental explora y cuestiona la obsesión general despertada por "El Código Da Vinci" de Dan Brown
Sandheden om Da Vinci mysteriet Secrets of the code( Visual )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

... comme un voleur( Visual )

2 editions published in 2001 in French and English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Téléfilm. Quand Gaby est terrassée par une première crise cardiaque, Jean-Louis réalise que sa mère a vieilli, qu'elle n'est ni éternelle, ni invulnérable. Il découvre aussi à quel point il l'aime. La mère et le fils se demandent s'ils auront le temps d'apprendre à se parler et se connaître, de rompre l'inertie des négligences du coeur avant que la mort ne vienne la chercher ... comme un voleur. Avec Andrée Lachapelle, Gilbert Sicotte, Gildor Roy
Entre ladrones Thick as thieves( Visual )

2 editions published between 1999 and 2004 in Spanish and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Les secrets du code l'enquête indispensable basée sur le best-seller! = Secrets of the code( Visual )

2 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

All the world's a map by Arthur Krystal( )

1 edition published in 1996 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Cuando los escritores hablan by Arthur Krystal( )

1 edition published in 2009 in Spanish and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Algo muy distinto pasa en la cabeza de los escritores mientras hacen su trabajo y cuando se les da por abrir la boca. Uno de ellos intenta descifrar el asunto a través de este ensayo
 
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The culture we deserve
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Except when I write : reflections of a recovering criticThe culture we deserveA company of readers : uncollected writings of W.H. Auden, Jacques Barzun, and Lionel Trilling from the Readers' subscription and Mid-century book clubsThe half-life of an American essayistSecrets of the codeClosing the books, and other essays
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