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The Resource Theory of shadows, Paolo Maurensig ; translated from the Italian by Anne Milano Appel

Theory of shadows, Paolo Maurensig ; translated from the Italian by Anne Milano Appel

Label
Theory of shadows
Title
Theory of shadows
Statement of responsibility
Paolo Maurensig ; translated from the Italian by Anne Milano Appel
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Contributor
Author
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Genre
Language
  • eng
  • ita
  • eng
Summary
On the morning of March 24, 1946, the world chess champion Alexander Alekhine--"sadist of the chess world," renowned for his eccentric behavior as well as the ruthlessness of his playing style--was found dead in his hotel room in Estoril, Portugal. He was fully dressed and wearing an overcoat, slumped back in a chair, in front of a meal, a chessboard just out of reach. The doctor overseeing the autopsy certified that Alekhine died of asphyxiation due to a piece of meat stuck in his larynx and assured the world that there was absolutely no evidence of suicide or foul play. Some, of course, have commented that the photos of the corpse look suspiciously theatrical, as though staged. Others have wondered why Alekhine would have sat down to his dinner in a hot room while wearing a heavy overcoat. And what about all these rumors concerning Alekhine's activities during World War II? Did he really pen a series of articles on the inherent inferiority of Jewish chess players? Can he really be seen in photographs with high-ranking Nazi officials? And as for his own homeland, is it true that the Russians considered him a traitor, as well as a possible threat to the new generation of supposedly superior Soviet chess masters?
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Summary
Describes the suspicious circumstances of the death of a world champion chess player, who was found dead in his hotel room in Portugal in a somewhat theatrical tableau and who was rumored to have been involved high-ranking Nazis during World War II
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
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10618889
Cataloging source
DLC
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1943-
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Maurensig, Paolo
Dewey number
853/.914
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
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Appel, Anne Milano
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True
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  • Alekhine, Alexander
  • Alekhine, Alexander
  • Chess players
Target audience
adult
Label
Theory of shadows, Paolo Maurensig ; translated from the Italian by Anne Milano Appel
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • "Originally published in Italian in 2015 by Adelphi Edizioni, Italy, as Teoria delle ombre"--Title page verso
  • Novel inspired by the death of Alexander Alekhine (1892-1946), Russian chess player, naturalized French citizen
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn988053519
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First American edition.
Extent
179 pages
Isbn
9780374273804
Lccn
2017028943
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)988053519
Label
Theory of shadows, Paolo Maurensig ; translated from the Italian by Anne Milano Appel
Publication
Note
  • "Originally published in Italian in 2015 by Adelphi Edizioni, Italy, as Teoria delle ombre"--Title page verso
  • Novel inspired by the death of Alexander Alekhine (1892-1946), Russian chess player, naturalized French citizen
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn988053519
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First American edition.
Extent
179 pages
Isbn
9780374273804
Lccn
2017028943
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)988053519

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