Originally posted by stanlohStefan Zweig, Schachnovelle ("The Royal Game" in the English translation). http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Royal_Game
Is there perhaps any good novels based on Chess such as Bobby Fischer goes to War, Story of a Chess Player, etc.
I am interested in Chess literature and the culture that revolves around it.
Originally posted by wormwoodNabokov's The Defense is the best. The movie, Luzhin's Defense is an adaption of this novel. Katherine Neville's The Eight is a good read--much better than Dan Brown, which is similar in genre. Dorothy Dunnett has a series of historical novels with chess titles. I haven't read them, but they appear to have some chess themes and material. See http://www.dorothydunnett.co.uk/duchessgame.htm concerns Pawn in Frankincense from the Lymond Chronicles.
nabokov: the defence.
Originally posted by chesskid001Neither of these are novels. I understand from my experience as a college teacher that many youth of the video game generation think that all books are novels, but they are wrong.
Searching for Bobby Fischer and Chess for Success : Using an Old Game to Build New Strengths in Children and Teens
Originally posted by stanlohThe Chess Artist, then, is the best suggestion so far.
Okay guys, I have mistakened. Although novels would be cool but I am more looking towards true stories. An autobiography even perhaps. Something similiar to Bobby Fischer goes to War where the author told the politics, the happening leading up to that event, the aftermath, etc.
Don't have to be a novel but perhaps a story about something that happend in ...[text shortened]... fe or perhaps a grandmaster's thoughts, a story on how a the author became a grandmaster, etc.