As to their authenticy, I can only guess. Even if they are embellished, or exaggerated to some extent, they are still good stories. These stories are about chess, and those who play the game and that I feel, are easily told and remembered
Author: Donald L. Boone
Wherever chess players gather, whether in a private home, or any chess club, you will hear stories being told, and many are even true. This new revised edition of, 'Chess Stories Through The Ages, ' contains stories that have been passed from one generation to the next down through history. As to their authenticy, I can only guess. Even if they are embellished, or exaggerated to some extent, they are still good stories. These stories are about chess, and those who play the game and that I feel, are easily told and remembered
ISBN 1-882896-08-4 EAN 978-1882896-08-0 THE SEA PILOT In this age of
sailing vessels, we no longer fear sailing over the edge of the flat world, and we
find our way with compass and chronometer. This was not so when this story took
Author: Donald Boone
Publisher: Donald Loyd Boone
Detective Frank Chambers, out of habit, read the personals column in the paper each morning. On a recent morning he happened to read a chess move listed here. He also found one here each week thereafter. Also, that someone died an accidental death each time.
6/5 from 9 a.m. -3: Chess enthusiasts (beginners welcome) are invited to play
against top chess masters, like U.S. chess champion ... 6/5-6/6 at 2: Let's Pretend,
a production based on stories written and performed by children ages 3-1 1 .
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His childish heart throbbed with pride to be seen publicly on such close terms of
friendship with a grown man—for as they walked along the Baron had laid an
arm around his shoulders—and gradually forgot his own childhood, talking as
freely as he would to a boy of his own age. ... Now, he knew, the child would
pester his mother to the point of exhaustion with his stories, repeating every
Author: Stefan Zweig
Publisher: Pushkin Press
A casual introduction, a challenge to a simple game of chess, a lovers' reunion, a meaningless infidelity: from such small seeds Zweig brings forth five startlingly tense tales-meditations on the fragility of love, the limits of obsession, the combustibility of secrets and betrayal. To read anything by Zweig is to risk addiction; in this collection the power of his writing-which, with its unabashed intensity and narrative drive, made him one of the bestselling and most acclaimed authors in the world-is clear and irresistible. Each of these stories is a bolt of experience, unforgettable and unique. 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. Between the wars, Zweig was an international bestseller with a string of hugely popular novellas including Letter from an Unknown Woman, Amok and Fear. In 1934, with the rise of Nazism, he left Austria, and lived in London, Bath and New York - a period during which he produced his most celebrated works: his only novel, Beware of Pity, and his memoir, The World of Yesterday. He eventually settled in Brazil, where in 1942 he and his wife were found dead in an apparent double suicide. Much of his work is available from Pushkin Press.
... Stories MAVIS GALLANT Varieties of Exile JEAN GENET Prisoner of Love P . V
. GLOB The Bog People : Iron - Age ... Little Bunny by Papa JANET HOBHOUSE
The Furies HUGO VON HOFMANNSTHAL The Lord Chandos Letter JAMES ...
Author: Stefan Zweig
Publisher: New York Review of Books
"In 1938, Nazism forced Zweig into exile. Chess Story, sometimes known as The Royal Game, was the last thing he wrote before he and his wife committed suicide. This novella is a final effort to take the human measure of the inhuman. On a great ocean liner, the world champion of chess confronts a lawyer with a surprising talent for the game in a tense contest of wit and will. How the lawyer acquired his skill and at what terrible cost are the substance of a story, in which, at the same time, quietly but unmistakably, the death knell of the Enlightenment is sounded."--BOOK JACKET.
THE FIRST GOLDEN AGE OF CHESS been popular enough to be used as
common reference in poetry . ... Such was their fame that stories and
commentaries from their books on chess survived in collections published well
into the thirteenth ...
Author: Colleen Schafroth
Publisher: Harry N Abrams Incorporated
Uses illustrations to bring to life the history of chess-playing cultures around the world, from a painting in the tomb of Queen Nefertari showing her playing senet to a French illuminated manuscript depicting Tristan and Isolde taking a love potion while
This adventure story includes an instructional segment in the back where children can learn all of the rules for how a pawn moves. This adventure story is a great introduction to the world of chess for elementary age readers.
Author: Gabriel Puckett
The Curious Case of the Missing Pawn is a story about a little black pawn named Peshka that ends up lost on the mean streets of Brooklyn and has to make it back to his family. It will take courage, luck, and an unexpected friendship to get him back to the chess board and reunited with his family! This adventure story includes an instructional segment in the back where children can learn all of the rules for how a pawn moves. This adventure story is a great introduction to the world of chess for elementary age readers. It has exciting characters and is written by Gabriel Puckett, a Brooklyn chess teacher with a master's degree in Childhood Education and Special Education. Parent's and children alike will enjoy the positive message, beautiful illustrations, and non-stop action as Peshka embarks on his quest home. Finally, young chess players have little heroes they can root for!
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