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The Resource Chess story, Stefan Zweig ; translated from the German by Joel Rotenberg ; introduction by Peter Gay

Chess story, Stefan Zweig ; translated from the German by Joel Rotenberg ; introduction by Peter Gay

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Chess story
Title
Chess story
Statement of responsibility
Stefan Zweig ; translated from the German by Joel Rotenberg ; introduction by Peter Gay
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Author
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Language
  • eng
  • ger
  • eng
Summary
Chess Story, also known as The Royal Game, is the Austrian master Stefan Zweig's final achievement, completed in Brazilian exile and sent off to his American publisher only days before his suicide in 1942. It is the only story in which Zweig looks at Nazism, and he does so with characteristic emphasis on the psychological. Travelers by ship from New York to Buenos Aires find that on board with them is the world champion of chess, an arrogant and unfriendly man. They come together to try their skills against him and are soundly defeated. Then a mysterious passenger steps forward to advise them and their fortunes change. How he came to possess his extraordinary grasp of the game of chess and at what cost lie at the heart of Zweig's story. This new translation of Chess Story brings out the work's unusual mixture of high suspense and poignant reflection.--Amazon
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DLC
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1881-1942
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Zweig, Stefan
Dewey number
  • 833/.912
  • FIC
Index
no index present
LC call number
PT2653.W42
LC item number
S3513 2006
Literary form
fiction
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1923-2015
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  • Rotenberg, Joel
  • Gay, Peter
Series statement
New York Review Books classics
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  • Chess players
  • Ocean travel
  • Chess
Target audience
adult
Label
Chess story, Stefan Zweig ; translated from the German by Joel Rotenberg ; introduction by Peter Gay
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Publication
Copyright
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
xiv, 84 pages
Isbn
9781590171691
Lccn
2005012029
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
9781590171691
System control number
  • 59817910
  • (OCoLC)59817910
Label
Chess story, Stefan Zweig ; translated from the German by Joel Rotenberg ; introduction by Peter Gay
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
xiv, 84 pages
Isbn
9781590171691
Lccn
2005012029
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
9781590171691
System control number
  • 59817910
  • (OCoLC)59817910

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