Vladimir Nabokov

NABOKV-L post 0003378, Mon, 21 Sep 1998 11:27:28 -0700

Re: Boyd Query re White Queens

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> From: Brian Boyd <b.boyd@edunov2.auckland.ac.nz>
> Somewhere, I am reasonably sure, VN talks about a chess problem where the
> white queen blocks the solution. Nabokov says, as I recall it, "such a
> powerful piece--and in the way!" Source, anyone?

From: Yuichi Isahaya (yisahaya@mail.doshisha.ac.jp)
"Foreword" in _Glory_ ( p. xiii, McGraw-Hill, 1971 )