Beauty and Power

 

‘the best chess contains a striving not just for victory but for something beyond: for an ideal harmonious state that produces a perfect mixture of creativity, beauty and power.’

Julian Barnes, ‘TDF: The World Chess Championship’
The New Yorker (December 1993)
reproduced in Letters from London 1990-1995
(Picador, 1995), p.290


 

See also

Violence and intellectuality

TDF

The Living Game

Playing for Peanuts

Life

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