1. Standard memberWulebgr
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    14 Jul '05 22:30
    The chessplayer

    His heart dropped after the screen displayed the words “white checkmated”. After all, he was up a rook, had better position, and was rated much higher than his opponent. Nevertheless, his king was hemmed in by his own rooks in such a way that his opponent’s only remaining pieces—a bishop and a queen—were able to deliver checkmate. In his desperation, following this heartbreaking loss, he continued playing game after game, seeking redemption.
  2. Standard memberColetti
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    15 Jul '05 21:01
    Originally posted by Wulebgr
    The chessplayer

    His heart dropped after the screen displayed the words “white checkmated”. After all, he was up a rook, had better position, and was rated much higher than his opponent. Nevertheless, his king was hemmed in by his own rooks in such a way that his opponent’s only remaining pieces—a bishop and a queen—were able to deliver checkmate. In his ...[text shortened]... on, following this heartbreaking loss, he continued playing game after game, seeking redemption.
    Nice piece of writing. I didn't comment on it because it stands well on it's own. In what sense do you use the term redemption?
  3. Standard memberColetti
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    15 Jul '05 21:01
    Originally posted by Wulebgr
    The chessplayer

    His heart dropped after the screen displayed the words “white checkmated”. After all, he was up a rook, had better position, and was rated much higher than his opponent. Nevertheless, his king was hemmed in by his own rooks in such a way that his opponent’s only remaining pieces—a bishop and a queen—were able to deliver checkmate. In his ...[text shortened]... on, following this heartbreaking loss, he continued playing game after game, seeking redemption.
    Nice piece of writing. I didn't comment on it because it stands well on it's own. In what sense do you use the term redemption?
  4. Standard memberWulebgr
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    15 Jul '05 21:15
    Originally posted by Coletti
    Nice piece of writing. I didn't comment on it because it stands well on it's own. In what sense do you use the term redemption?
    Thanks for the reply. I think the story itself invests the word redemption with all the necessary meaning. Of course, different readers may take it in different ways. But criticism of a work of literature, when it attempts to engage such meanings, will reveal as much about the critic as it does the literature; at least, it will do this if the writing is any good.
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