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The King Is Dead

The King Is Dead

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The King Is Dead
kategoria: Science Fiction, Fantasy
autor: Walter Tevis
wydawnictwo: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
ISBN / EAN: 9780593467527
język: angielski
data wydania: 1/01/1900
oprawa: miękka
wymiary: 12.9 x 20 x 2.4 cm
The King Is Dead
cena:116,10 zł
przewidywany czas sprowadzenia z zagranicy:
około 2-4 tygodnie
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"Walter Tevis is widely regarded as a master for both his gritty poolhall novels and his brilliant rendering of the world of competitive chess. This long overdue collection establishes Tevis's rightful place as a maestro of the short form, as well. Bringing together the 1981 short story collection Far From Home with a host of other previously unpublished stories from journals and magazines, this entertaining collection showcases Tevis's characteristic perceptiveness, empathy, and range. In one story, a man receives a phone call from his future self and follows their instructions to unpredictable, calamitous results. In another, a famous actor and a young actress showcase their talent for acting both on and off the stage. Here also are five short stories set in poolhalls, including one that features Fast Eddie Felson and another that was the basis for the novel The Hustler. Here also is his first fictional foray into chess, with a ranked chess player finding fellowship in the prison yard with another player. In all of them, Tevis reminds again and again why his writing has long been revered for its roving curiosity and innate humanity."--Provided by publisher.

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