Chess Story (The Royal Game)

chessstoChess Story (also – The Royal Game)
by Stefan Zweig – tr. from German by Joel Rothenberg
1941 / 109 pages (NY Review of Books
rating 9 / classic

This is a very short work – a novella really, but it’s totally riveting and quite powerful – truly a classic and one I want to reread before too long.

Zweig’s unnamed first person is on a cruise when he hears that a fellow passenger is the famous Mirko Czentovic,  an international chess champion.  The  narrator then relates Czentovic’s background >>>>MORE>>>> 

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