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Chess Story (book review) Stefan Zweig

Peter Gay (Introduction), Joel Rotenberg (Translator)

030119: i really love zweig. i must confess i only ever first read him because he was at the end of the fiction shelves at waimea town library, as this was some years before nyrb and everyone literary revived his work. and of his work i most appreciate this very short work. i like concision. i have no idea if the translation is very good or he just writes fluid, engaging, perceptive sentences. it probably helps that i do not know chess (my brother always won and i... sort of lost interest) so i have no technical disputes and can simply enjoy the fantasy... good start, good middle, good end to reading zweig...

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