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The chess garden, or, The twilight letters of Gustav Uyterhoeven

by Brooks Hansen

  • 270 Want to read
  • 12 Currently reading

Published by Riverhead Books in New York .
Written in English

    Places:
  • Dayton (Ohio),
  • South Africa
    • Subjects:
    • South African War, 1899-1902 -- Fiction,
    • Physicians -- Fiction,
    • Dayton (Ohio) -- Fiction,
    • South Africa -- Fiction

    • Edition Notes

      Other titlesChess garden, Twilight letters of Gustav Uyterhoeven
      StatementBrooks Hansen ; with illustrations by Miles Hyman.
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsPS3558.A5126 C48 1996
      The Physical Object
      Pagination464 p. ;
      Number of Pages464
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL965180M
      ISBN 101573225630
      LC Control Number96001480
      OCLC/WorldCa34151591

      Old Scrolls Book Shop specializes in buying and selling collectible first editions, quality used & rare, out-of-print books. The Chess Garden, Or The Twilight Letters of Gustav Uyterhoeven Hansen, Brooks Subtotal: Is it hard to buy for that someone special?. Just what is this book? To start with, The Chess Garden, or the Twilight Letters of Gustav Uyterhoeven, to give the book its full title, is a delightful fix-up. As the subtitle suggests, it contains a number of letters. Each of these relates the adventures of the good Dr. Uyterhoeven in the fabulous land of The Antipodes.

      In these "Twilight Letters," it is the subjectivity of the elderly Dr. Uyterhoeven that takes the foremost place, with significant implications also for his wife-then-widow. I can see how this book escaped my notice for twenty years/5(5). Old Scrolls Book Shop specializes in buying and selling collectible first editions, quality used & rare, out-of-print books. Our secure web pages are hosted by Chrislands Inc, who use a Thawte SSL Certificate to ensure secure transmission of your information. Gustav Stickley New York Gramercy Books / First.

      Dr. Uyterhoeven and his wife Sonja hold permanent open house in Dayton, Ohio. Visitors can drop in anytime to play chess and other games in their garden. The Chess Garden: or The Twilight Letters of Gustav Uyterhoeven (Oct , Faren Miller) Harbaugh, Karen. Cupid's Kiss (Apr , Carolyn Cushman) The Vampire Viscount (Jan , Carolyn Cushman) Harben, Will N. The Land of the Changing Sun (Locus Online 25 .


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The Chess Garden or the Twilight Letters of Gustav Uyterhoeven book. Read 59 reviews from the world's largest community for readers. In the fall of4/5(59). The Chess Garden: Or the Twilight Letters of Gustav Uyterhoeven Brooks Hansen, Author, Miles Hyman, Illustrator Farrar Straus Giroux $23 (0p) ISBN.

In the fall ofin the town of Dayton, Ohio, a series of mysterious letters begins arriving at the garden home of Dr. and Mrs. Uyterhoeven. All are written by the doctor, who left only months before to serve in the relief camps set up for the Boer in South Africa, yet the letters make no mention of refugees or the war/5(22).

The chess garden, or, the twilight letters of Gustav Uyterhoeven by Hansen, Brooks, Pages: In Ohio inthe wife of Dr Uyterhoeven recieves a series of extraordinary letters from her elderly husband.

It seems that after being shipwrecked he has found the legendary Antipodes, and describes a fantastical country inhabited by warring chess pieces, dominoes and dice. "synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.4/5().

The chess garden, or, The twilight letters of Gustav Uyterhoeven. [Brooks Hansen] -- In the 19th Century, a doctor from Dayton, Ohio, volunteers his services for the Boer War in South Africa.

From there he sends his family letters on an imaginary world populated by chess pieces and. Beginning in lateUyterhoeven records in letters accompanied by chess pieces his adventures in the imaginary ""Antipodes""--letters eagerly awaited back in Ohio, where friends gather in the Uyterhoeven chess garden to hear them read.

THE CHESS GARDEN OR THE TWILIGHT LETTERS OF GUSTAV UYTERHOEVEN by Brooks Hansen ‧ RELEASE DATE: Sept. 1, Big subjects like history, religion, and science mingle awkwardly with Tolkien-like fantasy in Hansen's first solo fictionall about an aging doctor who finds spiritual solace in an imaginary continent inhabited by game pieces.

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The Antipodes parts of the book, the "twilight letters" of Dr. Uyterhoeven, are interspersed with other story-lines: the Doctor's youth, training and courtship in Europe, the Doctor and Mrs. Uyterhoeven's later life in Ohio, and the Doctor's real experiences in the Boer Wars/5.

Once every few weeks, the adults and children of Dayton, Ohio gather in the Chess Garden of Mrs. Sonja Uyterhoeven--so called because it has long been a place where people of all ages have gathered to play chess and other games, using the many sets that the Uyterhoevens have collected over the years--to listen to the latest letter from Sonja's.

The Chess Garden, or, The Twilight Letters of Gustav Uyterhoeven () Carry Me Back () Into the Forest () also appeared as: Translation: Die Lichtung [German] () Kissing the Beehive () Surfacing () Ghost Country () Dancing Girls and Other Stories () Suspicion () Empire of the Ants () Resurrection Day ().

Sonja serves refreshments in the garden and reads the letters aloud. Although—or perhaps because—Dr. Uyterhoeven is witnessing colorful and historic scenes in South Africa, he chooses to. BROOKS HANSEN'S novel "The Chess Garden: Or, The Twilight Letters of Gustav Uyterhoeven" is an improbable, brilliant tale about the spiritual life of a 19th-century Dutch physician.

Hermetic Library fellow T Polyphilus reviews The Chess Garden by Brook Hansen. This book contains one of the best religio-philosophical (“spiritual,” if you must) fantasy/allegories I’ve read — I’d class it with the Well-built City Trilogy of Jeffrey Ford, George MacDonald’s Lilith, and the Renaissance Hypnerotomachia takes place in the “Antipodes,” an island.

The source for most of the ideas in The Chess Garden is Swedenborg. That is, the primary purpose of the book was to convey the vision of Gustav Uyterhoeven. At the time that I was realizing that vision/understanding in my own head, I came upon Swedenborg's writings, and understood that Uyterhoeven's faith should be Swedenborgian.

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