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Koestler, Arthur 1905-1983

Works: 971 works in 5,735 publications in 28 languages and 71,646 library holdings
Genres: History  Fiction  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Biography  Historical fiction  Legal stories  Biographies  Personal narratives  Miscellanea  Literature 
Subject Headings: Novelists, English 
Roles: Author, Editor, Author of introduction, Creator, Other, Interviewee, Honoree, Bibliographic antecedent, Dedicatee, Collector, 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 )
708 editions published between 1900 and 2016 in 21 languages and held by 6,652 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 2,827 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 )
141 editions published between 1905 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,767 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 )
141 editions published between 1956 and 2016 in 8 languages and held by 2,562 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 )
222 editions published between 1943 and 2011 in 8 languages and held by 1,897 libraries worldwide
Radical refuses to disclose secrets of the underground
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 1,760 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 )
100 editions published between 1972 and 2006 in 12 languages and held by 1,737 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 )
57 editions published between 1971 and 2018 in 9 languages and held by 1,514 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 1,503 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 1,433 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 1,425 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 1,385 libraries worldwide
With his famouse "laws of dynamics and gravitation", Kepler founded modern astronomy and paved the way for newtonian physics
The god that failed by R. H. S Crossman( Book )
55 editions published between 1949 and 1987 in 6 languages and held by 1,385 libraries worldwide
Six men, who were at one time either communists or sympathizers, herein set forth the reasons why they became disillusioned with communism
The age of longing by Arthur Koestler( Book )
70 editions published between 1951 and 2010 in 6 languages and held by 1,208 libraries worldwide
An exploration of the moral temper of Western Europe
Dialogue with death by Arthur Koestler( Book )
64 editions published between 1937 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 1,202 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 heel of Achilles; essays 1968-1973 by Arthur Koestler( Book )
24 editions published between 1973 and 1976 in English and held by 1,190 libraries worldwide
The gladiators by Arthur Koestler( Book )
101 editions published between 1939 and 2011 in 8 languages and held by 1,136 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 yogi and the commissar by Arthur Koestler( Book )
52 editions published between 1944 and 1990 in 7 languages and held by 1,099 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 971 libraries worldwide
La lie de la terre by Arthur Koestler( Book )
35 editions published between 1942 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 108 libraries worldwide
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Alternative Names

controlled identity Costler, 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
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Koestler, A. (Arthur), 1905-1983
Koestler, Alfred 1905-1983
Koestler, Arthur
Koestler, Arthur Otto
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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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