Chess Story by Stefan Zweig

By Stefan Zweig

Chess tale, sometimes called The Royal video game, is the Austrian grasp Stefan Zweig’s ultimate success, accomplished in Brazilian exile and despatched off to his American writer merely days ahead of his suicide in 1942. it's the purely tale during which Zweig appears at Nazism, and he does so with attribute emphasis at the psychological.

Travelers by means of send from long island to Buenos Aires locate that on board with them is the area champion of chess, an conceited and unfriendly guy. they arrive jointly to attempt their abilities opposed to him and are soundly defeated. Then a mysterious passenger steps ahead to recommend them and their fortunes switch. How he got here to own his awesome clutch of the sport of chess and at what fee lie on the center of Zweig’s story.

This new translation of Chess tale brings out the work’s strange mix of excessive suspense and poignant mirrored image.

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It's a very long vacation,' he said wistfully. 'In my day we used to go on what were called reading parties, always in mountainous areas. Why?. ' 'My dear boy, you'll find them all shut. The students go to Barbizon or such places and paint in the open air. There was an institution in my day called a "sketching club"' mixed sexes' (snuffle), 'bicycles' (snuffle), 'pepper-and-salt knickerbockers, holland umbrellas, and, it was popularly thought, free love' (snuffle), such a lot of nonsense. I expect they still go on.

Must digest first,' she said. 'I'm not used to gorging like this at night. ' said Sebastian. ' 'Not all the time. ' 'Does it? ' 'Then perhaps you are an agnostic. ' 'I can't spare you a whole rosary you know. Just a decade. I've got such a long list of people. ' 'Oh, I've got some harder cases than you. ' 'She was bunked from the convent last term. I don't quite know what for. Reverend Mother found something she'd been writing. ' 'It's a new thing a missionary priest started last term. You send five bob to some nuns in Africa and they christen a baby and name her after you.

My sister is very pompous tonight,' said Sebastian, when she was gone. 'I don't think she cares for me,' I said. 'I don't think she cares for anyone much. I love her. ' 'Do you? ' 'In looks I mean and the way she talks. ' When we had drunk our port, I walked beside Sebastian's chair through the pillared hall to the library, where we sat that night and nearly every night of the ensuing month. It lay on the side of the house that overlooked the lakes; the windows were open to the stars and the scented air, to the indigo and silver, moonlit landscape of the valley and the sound of water falling in the fountain.

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