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Stefan Zweig

Nouvelle du jeu d'échecs

Victime du nazisme, le héros a supporté l’enfermement et la torture grâce à un manuel d’échecs trouvé par hasard dans sa cellule. Durant des mois, sur un échiquier imaginaire, il a joué des parties contre lui-même, jusqu’à la schizophrénie. S’il rejoue aux échecs, il risque de sombrer définitivement dans la folie.
Zweig a achevé cette nouvelle la veille de son suicide, en 1942. Tous les thèmes de son œuvre y sont concentrés : le passage du monde d’hier à celui d’aujourd’hui, les passions morbides, le désastre qui guette. Cette parabole d’une humanité brillante et décadente n’a pas fini de faire résonner en nous ses métaphores et son mystère.

Format: Paperback
Published: France,
Publisher: Gallimard
Pages: 160
Language: French
ISBN 13: 9782072836466
ISBN 10: 2072836468

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Nouvelle du jeu d'échecs