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

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Aleister Crowley and Fernando Pessoa playing chess in Lisbon, 1930
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Neal Cassady playing chess with Al Hinkle, 1955
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Georgian writers, Ilia Chavchavadze and Ivane Machabeli playing chess in Saint Petersburg, 1873
Antoine de Saint Exupery, 1940
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Ingeborg Bachmann                                                Hans Fallada, 1934
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Vladimir Nabokov playing chess with his wife Véra
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 Hermann Hesse with his third wife, Ninon playing chess

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Lucie Delarue-Mardrus, L’Echiquier, 1927
Vladimir and Véra Nabokov Playing Chess on Balcony at Montreux Palace, 1964
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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.
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Leo Tolstoy playing chess with the son of his friend and publisher Vladimir Chertkov, 1907
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George Bernard Shaw and his wife playing chess, 1907, by Alfred Stieglitz

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Bertolt Brecht and Walter Benjamin playing chess, Denmark, Skovsbostrand, 1934

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Young Andrei Tarkovsky playing chess with his father – the poet Arseny Tarkovsky, 1947
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Actors & Chess | Marlon Brando / Gregory Peck / Simone Signoret / Yves Montand / Humphrey Bogart / Catherine Deneuve / Christopher Lee / Vincent Price, 1953-83

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