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[ kest-ler, kes-ler ]
/ ˈkɛst lər, ˈkɛs lər /


Arthur,1905–83, British novelist, critic, and journalist; born in Hungary. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for koestler

  • [XVIII, 2941, pp. 164–5; typewritten with handwritten postscript] Koestler replied on March 23.

    George Orwell Teaches You How to Review Books|George Orwell|August 15, 2013|DAILY BEAST
  • Anyway, Koestler was no doubt happy to leave readers wondering if any writer could be trusted.

  • Koestler referred to the “logic of the moist eye” in The Act of Creation.

    Why Do We Cry?|Michael Trimble|January 10, 2013|DAILY BEAST
  • Koestler seems to have been found boring, sexually, as often as overardent.

    The Best of Brit Lit|Peter Stothard|July 22, 2010|DAILY BEAST

British Dictionary definitions for koestler


/ (ˈkɜːstlə) /


Arthur. 1905–83, British writer, born in Hungary. Of his early antitotalitarian novels Darkness at Noon (1940) is outstanding. His later works, The Sleepwalkers (1959), The Act of Creation (1964), and The Ghost in the Machine (1967) reflect his interest in science, philosophy, and psychology. He committed suicide
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