Chess resembles writing, painting and music in being an obsessional mental activity preoccupied with exploring tension and complication to resolve them to triumphant harmony. Andrew Waterman's anthology brings together a strong team of poets from Chaucer to the present day for whom chess has been emblematic of the larger issues beyond the enclosed realm of the chessboard. His introduction considers the creative nature of chess and its strong appeal to writers and artists. Andrew Waterman is a distinguished poet and critic and a passionate chess amateur.
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Andrew Waterman was born in London in 1940. His collections of poems are `Living Room' (1974), a Poetry Book Society Choice; `From the Other Country' (1977); `Over the Wall' (1980) and `Out for the Elements' (1981). He is a recipient of the Cholmondeley Award for his poetry.
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Book Description Anvil Press Poetry, London, 1982. Soft Cover. Book Condition: Good. First Edition. Anthology bringing together a selection of poets from Chaucer to the present for whom chess has been emblematic of the larger issues beyond the enclosed realm of the chessboard; some sun-discolouration to covers/scuffing to front cover edge, text clear and unmarked and spine uncreased; good working/reading copy; pp 159. Bookseller Inventory # 016582