Arthur Koestler


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Noun1.Arthur Koestler - British writer (born in Hungary) who wrote a novel exposing the Stalinist purges during the 1930s (1905-1983)
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Arthur Koestler once coined the memorable phrase statistics don't bleed; the women who die, usually after horrible suffering, are all persons with potential cut down in the prime of their lives, often leaving orphans in their wake.
Declaring flatly his own belief in documents, he lists many writers who have used them in fiction: Jorge Luis Borges, Thomas Mann, Ivo Andric, and Arthur Koestler, to name only a few.
But as psychologist Arthur Koestler of Stanford University pointed out in The Roots of Coincidence, his enlightening book: It is in the very nature of parapsychological phenomena that they are not repeatable at will, and that they operate unpredictably.
IN the late 60s, Arthur Koestler gave the world the idea of the Ghost in the Machine.
En Occidente ya habia noticias de que el universo sovietico construido por los bolcheviques no era el mejor de los mundos posibles antes de que Alexander Solzhenitsyn (1918-2008) publicara su primera novela, Un dia en la vida de Nan Denisovich (1962), pero tanto la sumision de las izquierdas a la Ideologia como la falta de interes de los gobiernos occidentales en la suerte del pueblo ruso impidieron, antes de la Segunda Guerra Mundial, hacer caso a las denuncias de Ante Ciliga, Andre Gide, Victor Serge y Arthur Koestler, entre otros.
El nombre de Arthur Koestler (1905-1983) incita, aun ahora, a una recia polemica.
Hannah Arendt, Arthur Koestler, Octavio Paz, Cornelius Castoriadis, Kostas Papaioannou y otros desencantados vieron antes y tuvieron que pagar el precio por decirlo.
A BUST of famous novelist Arthur Koestler has been removed from display at Edinburgh University amid claims he was a rapist.
Arthur Koestler wrote, "Over-sensitivity to injustice and obsessional craving for Utopia are signs of neurotic maladjustment.
On the level of the individual, a classic lineage of thinkers from Socrates to Shakespeare to Arthur Koestler have affirmed that humans should have the privilege of selecting their own death - a voluntary, rational, conscious ending chosen not by accident but by lucid free choice.
Jack Kerouac, Kingsley Amis, Arthur Koestler, David Mamet, PJ O'Rourke, Nick Cohen.
Estas mismas inquietudes, supongo, fueron las que llevaron al novelista, ensayista y pensador politico Arthur Koestler (Budapest, 1905-Londres, 1983) a escribir Los sonambulos / Origen y desarrollo de la cosmologia, un libro de historia que narra las diversas ideas que emergieron en el mundo occidental sobre el origen y la evolucion del universo.