How to Torture a True Reader: Chess Story by Stefan Zweig

How does this sound for torture? The Gestapo locks you in a decent hotel room. It’s comfortable. A pretty good bed, a desk, a chair.  Three meals a day, neither too cold nor too hot.  You’re all alone but the Gestapo is leaving you alone. No physical harm comes to you. But there is nothing to read.  Not a single thing in the room with … Continue reading How to Torture a True Reader: Chess Story by Stefan Zweig