Mat (French translation of Zugzwang)

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French translation of work by Northern Ireland novelist and screenwriter, who has been generally compared to Graham Greene and John le Carre. The setting for this tense story, whose title can be understood as checkmate or tight spot, is St Petersburg 1914 where society is subject to the effects of impending revolution. Otto is a renowned psycho-analyst with a typical social circle of friends and family unaffected by the various goings-on. The secret police turn up, however, to question him about one of his friends, a young poet found murdered. He finds himself caught up in a chess-game with an uncertain outcome where he has to anticipate the strategy of adversaries whom he knows nothing about..... Certain parallels may be drawn between the character Grigori Petrov in this novel and the real Bolshevik activist Roman Malinowski. Nous sommes tous le pion de quelqu'un.....

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Author(s):
Bennett, ronan
Condition:
Fine
Edition:
2009
Format:
Paperback
Number of pages:
346
Publisher:
Pocket / Sonatine

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French translation of work by Northern Ireland novelist and screenwriter, who has been generally compared to Graham Greene and John le Carre. The setting for this tense story, whose title can be understood as checkmate or tight spot, is St Petersburg 1914 where society is subject to the effects of impending revolution. Otto is a renowned psycho-analyst with a typical social circle of friends and family unaffected by the various goings-on. The secret police turn up, however, to question him about one of his friends, a young poet found murdered. He finds himself caught up in a chess-game with an uncertain outcome where he has to anticipate the strategy of adversaries whom he knows nothing about..... Certain parallels may be drawn between the character Grigori Petrov in this novel and the real Bolshevik activist Roman Malinowski. Nous sommes tous le pion de quelqu'un.....

Author(s):
Bennett, ronan
Condition:
Fine
Edition:
2009
Format:
Paperback
Number of pages:
346
Publisher:
Pocket / Sonatine

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