Sosonko: The Reliable Past
'\''The Reliable Past presents the reader with a gallery of wonderful pen-portraits that radiate the author’s love of and devotion to chess, yet are tempered by a due measure of objectivity and detachment. Look, it says – this is the chess world and its heroes, warts and all! Genna Sosonko has managed to become a genuinely free person and to rise above the conventionalities of the chess world. It is essential that he has such a wide-ranging knowledge of this world and is himself an inalienable part of it, but it is his position as an independent observer, with a keen eye for both the good and the bad, that makes his stories so rich and fascinating. His portraits are not journalism but literature.\r\nI hope that the author will continue for as long as possible to do what he does better than anyone else in the world…\'' Kapsarov. 204 Seiten, 2003, kartoniert, englisch.'