Writers playing Chess | Helen Keller / Hans Fallada / Ingeborg Bachmann / Fernando Pessoa / Vladimir Nabokov / Neal Cassady

Aleister Crowley and Fernando Pessoa playing chess in Lisbon, 1930      Neal Cassady playing chess with Al Hinkle, 1955
Georgian writers, Ilia Chavchavadze and Ivane Machabeli playing chess in Saint Petersburg, 1873
Antoine de Saint Exupery, 1940
Ingeborg Bachmann                                                Hans Fallada, 1934
Vladimir Nabokov playing chess with his wife Véra                                          Hermann Hesse with his third wife, Ninon playing chess
Lucie Delarue-Mardrus, L'Echiquier, 1927
Vladimir and Véra Nabokov Playing Chess on Balcony at Montreux Palace, 1964
Helen Keller and Anne Sullivan playing chess, 1899
* Helen Keller (1880 – 1968) was an American author, political activist, and lecturer. 
She was the first deafblind person to earn a bachelor of arts degree.
Leo Tolstoy playing chess with the son of his friend and publisher Vladimir Chertkov, 1907
George Bernard Shaw and his wife playing chess, 1907, by Alfred Stieglitz
Bertolt Brecht and Walter Benjamin playing chess, Denmark, Skovsbostrand, 1934
Young Andrei Tarkovsky playing chess with his father - the poet Arseny Tarkovsky, 1947

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