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by Walter Tevis
Author: Walter Tevis
Publisher: Ultramarine Pub Co (June 1983)
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The Queen's Gambit is sheer entertainment Beth Harmon is an unforgettable creation-and The Queen's Gambit is Walter Tevis's most consummate and heartbreaking work.
The Queen's Gambit is sheer entertainment. It is a book I reread every few years-for the pure pleasure and skill of it. - -Michael Ondaatje. Beth Harmon is an unforgettable creation-and The Queen's Gambit is Walter Tevis's most consummate and heartbreaking work. Nabokov's The Defense and Zweig's The Royal Game are the classics: now joining them is The Queen's Gambit. -The Financial Times. More exciting than any thriller I've seen lately; more than that, beautifully written. - -Martin Cruz Smith, author of GorkyPark. It’s advisable to tape your fingers before opening The Queen’s Gambit.
The Queen's Gambit is an American novel by Walter Tevis, discussing the life of a chess prodigy. A bildungsroman, it was originally published in 1983 and covers themes in feminism, chess, drug addiction, and alcoholism. The novel's epigraph is "The Long-Legged Fly" by William Butler Yeats. This poem highlights one of the novel's main concerns: the inner workings of genius in a woman. Tevis discusses this concern in a 1983 interview, and never wrote the sequel he mentions in the interview.
The queens gambit, . 5. The Queen's Gambit, . 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31. The woman at the cafeteria was handing Beth a plate with salisbury steak on it when Jolene pushed her tray up next to Beth’s. None of that, Jolene said. She took the plate and handed it back. No gravy, she said, and no potatoes. I’m not overweight, Beth said.
The Queen's Gambit book. Tevis upset my understanding of writing and literature with "The Man Who Fell to Earth," and he did it again with this book. Eight year-old orphan Beth Harmon is quiet, sullen, and by all. The prose is incredible in its transparency, while Tevis's storytelling is so straightforward as to be mind-boggling. There are no tricks, no boon-doggles, no fast-ones, and no gimmicks: the story unfolds the way the story needs to unfold, and all of it makes for great reading. And protagonist Beth Harmon? I will never forget her, and I will always Greatness is this book.
What Walter Tevis did for pool in The Hustler, he does for chess in The Queen’s Gambit (Playboy). When eight-year-old Beth Harmon’s parents are killed in an automobile accident, she’s placed in an orphanage in Mount Sterling, Kentucky. Plain and shy, Beth learns to play chess from the janitor in the basement and discovers she is a prodigy.
From the author of THE HUSTLER, THE QUEEN'S GAMBIT is a modern classic . Walter Tevis was an American novelist and short story writer.
From the author of THE HUSTLER, THE QUEEN'S GAMBIT is a modern classic about a troubled chess prodigy and her battle to surviveWhen she is sent to an orphanage at the age of eight, Beth Harmon soon discovers two ways to escape her surroundings, albeit fleetingly: playing chess and taking the little green pills given to her and the other children to keep them subdued. One thing I found particularly distasteful about this book was Tevis's treatment of the quasi-lesbian relationship between Jolene and Beth in the orphanage. Now I do NOT mean by this that I find.
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The Queens Gambit by Walter Tevis: A coming-of-age novel about an orphan girl who plays competitive chess. The Queen's Gambit: A Novel ○ "More exciting than any thriller I've seen lately; more than that, beautifully written. 50 Books That Will Change Your Life // The Queens Gambit by Walter Tevis. The Queen's Gambit a young girl and her fascination and gift with chess. for chess fans and anyone who like a great book.