“Playing Chess with Arthur Koestler” | Encounters (Yale University Press, 1989)


Notes on this edition: Julian Barnes. “Playing Chess with Arthur Koestler” in Encounters. Edited by Kai Erikson. New Haven: Yale University Press, 1989. Pp. 163 + [3]. 24.1 x 16 cm. ISBN: 0300046626.

Barnes’s essay appears on pp. 23-34.

The 64-Square Looking Glass (Times Books, 1993)


Notes on this edition: Julian Barnes. “Playing Chess with Arthur Koestler.” The 64-Square Looking Glass. Edited by Burt Hochberg. New York: Times Books, 1993. Pp. 352 + [2]. 24 x 16.5 cm. ISBN: 0812919297.

Julian Barnes’s essay appears on pp. 150-162.

The Best American Essays: 1989 (Ticknor & Fields, 1989)


Notes on this edition: Julian Barnes. “Playing Chess with Arthur Koestler.” The Best American Essays: 1989. Edited by Geoffrey Wolff. New York: Ticknor & Fields, 1989. Pp. 298. 21.5 x 14.3 cm. ISBN: 0899198910.

Barnes’s essay appears on pp. [1]-14. This example has a large stain on the jacket.