Arthur Krystal

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Arthur Krystal
Occupationessayist, editor, screenwriter
NationalityUnited States

Arthur Krystal is an American essayist, editor, and screenwriter. He has written for The New Yorker, Harper's, The New York Times Book Review, and many other publications. His books include The Half-Life of an American Essayist, Agitations: Essays on Life and Literature, and Except When I Write: Reflections of a Recovering Critic. His essay "Except When I Write" appeared in The Best American Essays 2010.

Personal life[edit]

Krystal's grandparents died in the Holocaust.[1]

Krystal lives in New York City.[2]

Bibliography[edit]

  • The Half-Life of an American Essayist
  • Agitations: Essays on Life and Literature
  • Except When I Write: Reflections of a Recovering Critic

As editor[edit]

  • The Culture We Deserve : A Critique of Disenlightenment by Jacques Barzun
  • A Company of Readers : Uncollected Writings of W. H. Auden, Jacques Barzun, and Lionel Trilling from the Reader's Subscription and Mid-Century Book Clubs

Screenplays[edit]

Thick as Thieves (1999)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Nonfiction Chronicle: The Half-Life of an American Essayist". nytimes.com.
  2. ^ "Except When I Write: About the Author". Oxford University Press.