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The tower struck by lightning

Author: Fernando Arrabal
Publisher: New York, N.Y., U.S.A. : Viking, 1988.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"The final, definitive match in the competition for the World Chess Championship is about to begin. Contenders Elias Tarsis and Marc Amary take their places at the board. The judges' implacable clock begins to tick, and a hush falls over the capacity crowd in Paris's Beaubourg Center Theater. But before the players can make their first moves, they are distracted by news of the kidnapping of a high-ranking Soviet  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Fiction
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Fernando Arrabal
ISBN: 067081346X 9780670813469
OCLC Number: 16925270
Notes: Translation of: La torre herida por el rayo.
Description: xii, 242 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Other Titles: Torre herida por el rayo.
Responsibility: Fernando Arrabal ; translated by Anthony Kerrigan.

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"The final, definitive match in the competition for the World Chess Championship is about to begin. Contenders Elias Tarsis and Marc Amary take their places at the board. The judges' implacable clock begins to tick, and a hush falls over the capacity crowd in Paris's Beaubourg Center Theater. But before the players can make their first moves, they are distracted by news of the kidnapping of a high-ranking Soviet diplomat. Tarsis--an artist and an intuitive genius--is convinced that his despised opponent--a world-renowned physicist--is behind the kidnapping. So begins the game, and so begins this darkly comic, metaphysical mystery novel ..."--Jckt.

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