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Arthur Koestler

Author, Journalist, Philosopher (3-Sep-1905 — 3-Mar-1983)


. Man of Principle: The Passions of Arthur Koestler.

John Atkins. Arthur Koestler. London: Neville Spearman. 1956. 224pp.

Harold Bloom (editor). Arthur Koestler's Darkness at Noon: Modern Critical Interpretations. Philadelphia, PA: Chelsea House. 2004. 261pp. Contents 13 essays, chronology and bibliography.

Jenni Calder. Chronicles of Conscience: A Study of George Orwell and Arthur Koestler. London: Secker & Warburg. 1968. 303pp.

David Cesarani. Arthur Koestler: The Homeless Mind. New York: Free Press. 1998. 646pp.

Frank Day. Arthur Koestler: A Guide to Research. New York: Garland. 1987.

Pierre Debray-Ritzen. Arthur Koestler: Un Croisé Sans Croix. Paris, France: L'Herne. 1987. 280pp. Language: French.

Iain Hamilton. Koestler: A Biography. London: Secker & Warburg. 1982. 397pp.

Harold Harris (editor). Astride the Two Cultures: Arthur Koestler at 70. New York: Random House. 1976. 219pp. Festschrift.

Arthur Koestler. Arrow in the Blue: An Autobiography. London: Collins/Hamish Hamilton. 1952. 307pp.

Arthur Koestler. The Invisible Writing: The Second Volume of an Autobiography: 1932-40. London: Collins/Hamish Hamilton. 1954. 430pp.

Arthur Koestler; Cynthia Koestler. Stranger on the Square. London: Hutchinson. 1984. 242pp.

Reed Merrill; Thomas Frazier. Arthur Koestler: An International Bibliography. Ann Arbor, MI: Ardis. 1979. 199pp.

Sidney A. Pearson, Jr.. Arthur Koestler. Boston, MA: Twayne. 1978.

Michael Scammell. Koestler: The Literary and Political Odyssey of a Twentieth-Century Skeptic. New York: Random House. 2009. 720pp.

Joseph P. Strelka. Arthur Koestler: Autor, Kämpfer, Visionär. Tübingen, Germany: Francke Verlag. 2006. 179pp. Language: German.


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  2. Encyclopaedia Britannica Online [link]

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  4. Wikipedia [link]

  5. 20th Century Culture: A Biographical Companion (p.402)

  6. International Dictionary of 20th Century Biography (p.380)

  7. Chambers Biographical Dictionary, 5th Edition (p.836)

  8. Penguin Companion to the Arts in the Twentieth Century (p.125)

  9. New York Public Library Literature Companion (p.138)

  10. Contemporary Novelists (pp.724-28)

  11. Twentieth Century Authors, First Supplement (p.531)

  12. Benet's Readers Encyclopedia, 4th Edition (p.564)

  13. Who's Who in World Jewry 1965 (p.516)

  14. Public Intellectuals: A Study in Decline (p.200)

  15. International Who's Who 1960 (p.521)

  16. Hutchinson Paperback Dictionary of Biography (p.282)

  17. The Penguin Companion to English Literature (p.297)

  18. The Hutchinson Dictionary of Ideas (p.295)

  19. The World Almanac Biographical Dictionary (p.38)

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