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By Stefan Zweig, Joel Rotenberg (Translator), Peter Gay (Introduction by)
ISBN: 9781590171691
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Published: New York Review of Books - December 9th, 2005

This novella packs a punch. In only eighty pages, Zweig crafts a compelling and grand tale about the Royal Game — not to mention some of the most romantic descriptions of chess I've ever read. Part allegory, part philosophy, the contest on the board soon represents the ways in which we as humans vie for understanding and purpose. A powerful psychological drama that will leave the reader reeling.