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Author: David Solway
Publisher: Montréal ; Ithaca [N.Y.] : McGill-Queen's University Press, ©1999.
Series: Hugh MacLennan poetry series.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Poetry : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"David Solway's new collection of poems is a profound and witty work by a grandmaster of English verse. In forms ranging from free verse to strict quatrains to sly "translations," the poems in Chess Pieces display an astonishing formal skill. These are poems of wit, elegance, and humour but, more darkly, they are also explorations of the play of power as enacted in the game of chess."--Jacket.
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Genre/Form: Poetry
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: David Solway
ISBN: 0773519017 9780773519015
OCLC Number: 40338592
Notes: Poems.
Description: 79 pages ; 19 cm.
Contents: 1. The Chess Clock --
2. The Powers of the Pawn --
3. A Counter-Truth --
4. Handling the Chess Pieces --
5. Bishop to King --
6. Persians at Chess --
7. My Mother's Chess --
8. King to Queen --
9. The Tournament --
10. The Last Move: In Memoriam --
11. The Catch --
12. The Games --
13. For Garry Kasparov --
14. Deep Blue's Downfall --
15. Writers on Chess: A Conversation --
16. The Players --
17. Tristan --
18. The Master --
19. King and Queen --
20. Reminiscence of an Amateur --
21. The Nimzovitch --
22. Mr. Palomar at the Chessboard --
23. Greek Chess --
24. Allegory --
25. My Son at Chess --
26. My Own Chess --
27. Pawns and Pieces --
28. Ferdinand and Miranda Discovered Playing Chess --
29. My Game with Robert Hubner --
30. My Game with a Friend --
31. Perpetual Check --
32. Wittgenstein at Chess --
33. Carving the Pieces --
34. Portraits --
35. My Daughter at Chess --
36. The Next Crusade --
37. Dream of a Chess Man --
38. The Pin --
39. Endgame.
Series Title: Hugh MacLennan poetry series.
Responsibility: David Solway.

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This work provides a collection of Solway's poetry, focusing on the game of chess, and it is even accessible to one whose grasp of the game is primitive.  Read more...

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