Home | Contact | Order | Products | Outdoors | Equipment | Books | Magazines | Software | Clearance | Downloads | Other Games
 
www.chessaustralia.com.au
Search

Type a keyword to search for products.
Use quotes for exact matching
eg "giant chess"

News

Magnetic Chess/Draughts
Sat 31 October 2020 - A travelling chess set with checkers/draughts. For more information click here.

Fritz 17- software for your computer
Tue 27 October 2020 - Play quick chess or study with a master level opponent For more information click here.

1905020958


Chess Set - Beginner's Bundle
Thu 15 October 2020 - Bargain chess set includes hardback book! For more information click here.

Top of the range digital clock
Wed 14 October 2020 - The World Championship chess clock For more information click here.

Can you beat the computer?
Sun 11 October 2020 - A chess computer for only $69.95 For more information click here.

1612200330

Hein Donner- The Biography

Hein Donner- The Biography.
Type: BOOKS. Detail: Munninghoff,A. Product Code: 9789056918927.
Category: PLAYERS. Publisher: New in Chess.
Retail Price: AUD $34.95 (includes GST)
Buy or Remove

Hein Donner (1927 to 1988) was a Dutch Grandmaster and one the greatest writers on chess of all time. His collections of writings known as The King is a classic. It is a fascinating and often hilarious anthology spanning 30 years of chess writing, is a world wide bestseller and features on many people's list of favourite chess books. His father, who had been the Minister of Justice and later became President of the Dutch Supreme Court, detected a keen legal talent in his son. But Hein opted for a bohemian lifestyle as a chess professional and journalist. He scored several excellent tournament victories but never quite fulfilled the promise of his chess talent. Hein Donner developed from a chess playerwriter into a writerchess player. His provocative writings and his colourful persona made him a national celebrity during the roaring sixties. His book 'The King', a fascinating and often hilarious anthology spanning 30 years of chess writing, is a worldwide bestseller and features on many people's list of favourite chess books. The author Harry Mulisch, his best friend, immortalized Hein Donner in his magnum opus The Discovery of Heaven. In 2001 the book was adapted for film, with Stephen Fry playing the part that was based on Donner. Included in Hein Donner is the interview in which Harry Mulisch tells about his friendship with Donner. After suffering a stroke at the age of 56, Donner lived his final years in a nursing home. He continued writing however, typing with one finger, and won one of the Netherlands' most prestigious literary awards. Alexander Munninghoff has written a captivating biography of a controversial man and the turbulent time and age he lived in. Softback, 272 pages. Dimensions 147 x 221 x 17.78mm, 453g

This is the product image for Hein Donner- The Biography. Detail: Munninghoff,A. Product ID: 9789056918927.
 
				Price: $34.95.


star star

Quantity:


Similar
Bob Wade: Tribute to a Master. Cannon, Ra. $19.95.
Facing the World Champions. PLAYERS. $29.95.
Bobby Fischer: Wandering King. Bohm & Jon. $9.95.


Note. 1 stars = average. 2 stars = excellent. 3 stars = classic.

Click on detail to open up the print-friendly version of this page.