Twenty-five years ago Mr. Knight put together Chess Pieces: this second collection again entertainingly presents ""the cold...

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KING, QUEEN AND KNIGHT: A Chess Anthology in Prose and Verse

Twenty-five years ago Mr. Knight put together Chess Pieces: this second collection again entertainingly presents ""the cold bath for the mind"" through epigrams, poems, excerpts from plays, novels, essays, what have you. Sometimes affiliations are made -- in separate chapters--to war, religion, humor, science; all kinds of famous people have had their say--GBS, Shakespeare, Ian Fleming, Lenin, Orwell, Nabokov, and hundreds of others. ""There are many checks but only one mate""--this is an obvious choice for the latter, Q-K4.

Pub Date: Aug. 27, 1975

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Publisher: St. Martin's

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Kirkus Reviews Issue: Aug. 1, 1975