Join us for our inaugural “In Translation” book club here at Hatchards St Pancras to discuss Stefan Zweig's "A Chess Story"
Join us for our inaugural “In Translation” book club here at Hatchards St Pancras to discuss a classic in European fiction: Stefan Zweig’s 1941 “A Chess Story” translated (for the Pushkin Press edition, 2013) by Alexander Starritt.
Chess world champion Mirko Czentovic is travelling on an ocean liner to Buenos Aires. Dull-witted in all but chess, he entertains himself on board by allowing others to challenge him in the game, before beating each of them and taking their money. But there is another passenger with a passion for chess: Dr B, previously driven to insanity during Nazi imprisonment by the chess games in his imagination. But in agreeing to take on Czentovic, what price will Dr B ultimately pay?
Our In Translation book club is an informal, relaxed discussion group hosted by Hatchards booksellers that will meet on the last Tuesday of each month.
Clear your diary, you have a book to read...
- Date and time: Tue, 29 March 2022, 18:30BST
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