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By Stefan Zweig

ISBN-10: 1590175603

ISBN-13: 9781590175606

Chess Story, sometimes called The Royal Game, is the Austrian grasp Stefan Zweig's ultimate fulfillment, accomplished in Brazilian exile and despatched off to his American writer in simple terms days sooner than his suicide in 1942. it's the basically tale within which Zweig appears at Nazism, and he does so with attribute emphasis at the psychological.
Travelers through send from big apple to Buenos Aires locate that on board with them is the area champion of chess, an conceited and unfriendly guy. they arrive jointly to aim their talents opposed to him and are soundly defeated. Then a mysterious passenger steps ahead to suggest them and their fortunes swap. How he got here to own his outstanding grab of the sport of chess and at what price lie on the center of Zweig's story.

This new translation of Chess Story brings out the work's strange mix of excessive suspense and poignant mirrored image.

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In general these studies frame Arab opposition within the British system of colonial control and co-option, rather than the process of colonial development. 82 According to Himadeh, 1,373 new Arab enterprises were established in Palestine between 1918 and 1927. Sa’id B. Himadeh, ‘Industry’, in Sa’id B. ), The Economic Organization of Palestine (Beirut: American University Press, 1938), 230. 83 This study seeks to build on her work by documenting the intense interest among Arab Palestinians in playing a lead role in British projects of colonial development.

These people did not necessarily conceive of development in strictly colonial terms, but it was colonial rule, be it Ottoman or British, that provided the overall framework in which they operated, and local communities therefore form an essential part of the book’s analysis. 75 My thanks to the library’s custodian, Haifa al-Khalidi, for showing me this photograph. For details of the library’s opening, see Walid Khalidi, Al-maktaba al-khalidiyya (London: alFurqan, 2001), 3–56. For al-Jaza’iri’s influence on Islamic reformism in Syria see Joseph H.

At the same time, the chapter tells the stories of some of the local people who participated in Haifa’s expansion at ground level. Discussed in particular detail are two types of workers: the Jewish stevedores from Salonika who were recruited to Haifa by Zionist labour leaders in collaboration with the British authorities, and the many thousands of Arab workers who were drawn to Haifa by the prospect of finding employment in British development projects. Using the city’s new imperial thoroughfare, Kingsway, as the geographical locale for these stories, the chapter attempts to recapture the sense of opportunity created by colonial development, as well as the more complex realities these migrants experienced once they arrived in Haifa.

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