The Royal Game: A Chess Story (häftad)
Format
Häftad (Paperback / softback)
Språk
Tyska
Antal sidor
112
Utgivningsdatum
2021-11-04
Förlag
Pushkin Press
Översättare
Alexander Starritt
Originalspråk
German
Dimensioner
198 x 129 x ? mm
ISBN
9781782278269

The Royal Game: A Chess Story

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Chess world champion Mirko Czentovic is travelling on an ocean liner to Buenos Aires. Dull-witted in all but chess, he entertains himself on board by allowing others to challenge him in the game, before beating each of them and taking their money. But there is another passenger with a passion for chess: Dr B, previously driven to insanity during Nazi imprisonment by the chess games in his imagination. But in agreeing to take on Czentovic, what price will Dr B ultimately pay? A moving portrait of one man's madness, The Royal Game: a chess story is a searing examination of the power of the mind and the evil it can do.
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'Perhaps the best chess story ever written, perhaps the best about any game. Never mind that you may have never moved a pawn to King four; the story will grip you.' - Economist 'The novella is one of Zweig's most horrifying investigations into monomania and at the same time a parable of the dangers inherent in engaging with Nazism.' - Ruth Franklin 'A Chess Story by Stefan Zweig; the games our minds play.' - Candia McWilliam

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Stefan Zweig was born in 1881 in Vienna, into a wealthy Austrian-Jewish family. He studied in Berlin and Vienna and was first known as a poet and translator, then as a biographer. Zweig travelled widely, living in Salzburg between the wars, and was an international bestseller with a string of hugely popular works including Letter from an Unknown Woman, Amok and Fear. In 1934, with the rise of Nazism, he moved to London, and later on to Bath, taking British citizenship after the outbreak of the Second World War. With the fall of France in 1940 Zweig left Britain for New York, before settling in Brazil, where he wrote The Royal Game in 1941. In 1942 Zweig and his wife were found dead in an apparent double suicide. Much of his work is available from Pushkin Press.