Arthur Krystal

Arthur Krystal is the author of four books of essays, most recently This Thing We Call Literature. He has been a contributor to the Scholar since 1982.

Jacques Barzun and Friend

What did a distinguished historian, and possibly a great man, see in an unkempt young would-be writer?

by Arthur Krystal | Tuesday, March 23, 2021

A Pleasure to Read You

Shouldn’t literature enchant, surprise, and teach us? And to make this happen, shouldn’t we be the most expert readers we can be?

by Arthur Krystal | Monday, December 03, 2018

My Holocaust Problem

If we cannot speak of it—though speak of it we must—how do we remember what happened to the Jews of Europe?

by Arthur Krystal | Thursday, December 01, 2005