Lecture by J. Eidinow: Reading between Squares - The Role of Chess in Literature (Düsseldorf, 2005-03-10)
Three KWA members attended an interesting lecture held by John Eidinow on March 10th, 2005 at 7 p.m. in the Goethe Museum, Schloß Jägerhof in Düsseldorf.
The Briton is co-author - together with David Edmonds - of the book "Bobby Fischer Goes to War" published in 2004 by HarperCollins Publishers, now brought out in a German edition by DVA under the title "Wie Bobby Fischer den Kalten Krieg gewann".
Eidinow was with the BBC and for the 7th time he held a lecture at the Deutsch-Britische Gesellschaft (German-British Society).
Besides the genesis of the book about the match of the century in Reykjavik 1972 he gave a review on geniuses with bad manners (Ludwig Wittgenstein and Robert J. Fischer) and on chess in literature.
For Bodo Pawlik, Ralf Binnewirtz and myself it was an enjoyable evening, my wife was more enthusiastic about the shopping spree and the following late-night dinner (>> pictures below).
Johannes Fischer: "Interview mit dem Autor von Bobby Fischer goes to War, John Eidinow" (published at chessbase.de on 2005-05-19; in German only).