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Chess Story (New York Review Books Classics)

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Manufacturer: NYRB Classics
Publisher: NYRB Classics
Author(s): Stefan Zweig

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Product Description:
Binding: Paperback
Brand: Brand: NYRB Classics
EAN: 9781590171691
Feature: Used Book in Good Condition
ISBN: 1590171691
Item Dimensions: Array
Label: NYRB Classics
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Manufacturer: NYRB Classics
MPN: 9781590171691
Number Of Items: 1
Number Of Pages: 104
Publication Date: 2005-12-09
Publisher: NYRB Classics
Release Date: 2005-12-09
Studio: NYRB Classics
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Editorial Review:
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.
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