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Brooks Hansen The Chess Garden or the Twilight Letters of Gustav Uyterhoeven PDF

Brooks Hansen The Chess Garden or the Twilight Letters of Gustav Uyterhoeven PDF

The Chess Garden or the Twilight Letters of Gustav Uyterhoeven

In the fall of 1900, Dr Gustav Uyterhoeven left the chess garden that he and his wife, Sonja, had created together in Dayton, Ohio, and journeyed to South Africa to serve as a doctor in the British concentration camps of the Boer War Over the next ten months he sent twelve chess pieces and twelve letters back to Sonja She set out her husband s gifts as they arrived and In the fall of 1900, Dr Gustav Uyterhoeven left the chess garden that he and his wife, Sonja, had created together in Dayton, Ohio, and journeyed to South Africa to serve as a doctor in the British concentration camps of the Boer War Over the next ten months he sent twelve chess pieces and twelve letters back to Sonja She set out her husband s gifts as they arrived and welcomed all the most faithful guests of the garden to come and hear what he had written letters which told nothing of his experience of the camps but described an imagined land called the Antipodes, where all the game pieces that cluttered the sets and drawers of the garden collection came to life to guide the doctor through his fateful and wondrous last adventure Brooks Hansen offers a tale of spiritual progress disguised in the most exotic visions of the imagination And yet The Chess Garden encompasses a very real world, too Alongside the doctor s visions of the Antipodes, the story of his life gradually unfolds as well History and allegory are expertly woven until finally both lead back to the chess garden itself, a place where ideas give way to vision, reason meets faith, and fact and figment are finally reconciled

Title : The Chess Garden or the Twilight Letters of Gustav Uyterhoeven
Author :  Brooks Hansen
Language : English
Isbn : 0374160155
Format : Hardcover
Pages : 481 pages

Rating: 4.3

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