The Last Ruy Lopez

Tales from the Royal Game
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Description / The Last Ruy Lopez

The Delight and Distress of Chess

The royal game has the power to make one feel elated or disconsolate. This is true whether one plays serious tournament chess or casual chess just for fun.

In this collection of 34 short stories, author Alexis Levitin, travel set in hand, takes the reader on a journey across several continents – and even into space – exploring the joys of chess and its effect on the lives of those who play

As the author states in his Introduction, “...these tales represent the rich weave of our human dilemma, caught as we are between the elegancies of the mind and the urgings of the blood, between reason and passion.”

So, for at least a little while, put aside your favorite opening or endgame manual, kick back and enjoy some of the finer, enjoyable aspects of chess.

“These elegant stories are a welcome reminder that chess has indeed the power to make us happy.” – from the Foreword by Hans Ree

Alexis Levitin is an American award-winning translator of poetry and prose from Spanish and Portuguese to English. A Distinguished Professor at SUNY Plattsburgh, he has given readings and lectures on translation at well over one hundred colleges and universities in the U.S., as well as institutions in Brazil, Portugal, Ecuador, the Czech Republic and France. “Retired and free,” he makes his home in Morrisonville, NY. This is his first book for Russell Enterprises.

More Information

ISBN 9781949859737
Weight 200.000000
Publisher Russell Enterprises, Hanon Russell
Number of pages 160
Publication date Nov 26, 2023
Choose your edition Paperback

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