Chess with my grandfather : (a war novel) (Book, 2021) [WorldCat.org]
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Chess with my grandfather : (a war novel)

Author: Ariel Magnus; Kit Maude
Publisher: London ; New York : Seagull Books, 2021. ©2021
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"After immigrating with his German Jewish family to South America in the 1930s, Heinz Magnus hopes to escape the Nazi regime and build a new life for himself. But with the storm clouds of war gathering over Europe, the Politeama Theatre in Buenos Aires is chosen as the venue for the Chess Tournament of Nations. The world’s eyes are suddenly fixed on Heinz’s newly adopted city. Heinz and a colorful cast of  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biographical fiction
Fiction
History
Romans, nouvelles, etc
Additional Physical Format: ebook version :
Named Person: Heinz Magnus
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ariel Magnus; Kit Maude
ISBN: 9780857427953 0857427954
OCLC Number: 1242787472
Language Note: Translated from the Spanish.
Notes: First published in English translation by Seagull Books, 2021-- from title page verso.
Description: xii, 241 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Machine generated contents note: If a Character Heads This Way --
And According to the Official Records, My Grandfather Never Arrived --
To Force a Match --
A Lost Cause --
A Dirty Job --
Working Backward --
A Magical Conversation --
An Unprecedented Encounter --
Between Robots and Humans --
Between Living Fictions --
Doing Battle Simultaneously --
Secretly Planning --
A Peaceful Duel --
A Grand Conspiracy --
Good Intentions and Misunderstandings --
Shady Dealings --
An Open Answer --
In Black and White (Or White and Black) --
As to Which of the Two.
Other Titles: Que mueve las piezas.
Responsibility: Ariel Magnus ; translated by Kit Maude.

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"After immigrating with his German Jewish family to South America in the 1930s, Heinz Magnus hopes to escape the Nazi regime and build a new life for himself. But with the storm clouds of war gathering over Europe, the Politeama Theatre in Buenos Aires is chosen as the venue for the Chess Tournament of Nations. The world’s eyes are suddenly fixed on Heinz’s newly adopted city. Heinz and a colorful cast of characters—drawn from real life, the author’s imagination, and stolen from the pages of Stefan Zweig—find themselves caught up in a web of political intrigue, romantic entanglements, and sporting competition that seems to hold the fate of the world hanging in the balance. Ariel Magnus leaves no stone unturned in his efforts to learn more about his grandfather and the country to which he emigrated in the 1930s. Chess with My Grandfather is a playful, genre-shifting novel combining tales of international espionage, documentary evidence, and family lore. Magnus blends fact and fiction in a delirious exploration of a dark period of history, family, identity, the power of art and literature and, of course, the fascinating world of chess."

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"Shifting between such genres as novel, biography, philosophical essay, and historical fiction over the course of this work, Magnus attempts to rectify his grandfather's failure to transcribe his Read more...

 
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