In the book "Chess Bitch" by Jennifer Shahade I have read that Sonja Graf has written an autobiography in Spanish. Can anyone help me locate the book? It could be in Spanish, German, English or Russian.

  • You're fluent in all those languages ? Impressive! :D
    – Isac
    Aug 6, 2018 at 11:17

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She wrote two autobiographical books while in Argentina: "Así juega una mujer", Buenos Aires 1941 and "Yo soy Susann", Buenos Aires 1946. Susanna was her real first name. Bibliographic data in WorldCat:




And this page contains photos of both books (scroll down): http://www.tabladeflandes.com/gabriel/gabriel-capo-16.html

  • Thanks for the detailed answer which I upvoted and accepted. Do you know if there are any translations of these books? I can't read in Spanish but I could buy the Spanish originals if that was the only way. Are these books for sale anywhere? Aug 4, 2018 at 8:17
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    Never heard of any translations. And I suppose that both books were printed in very small numbers only (remark the little inventory evidence in WorldCat), so it might be difficult to buy a copy. Aug 5, 2018 at 9:28

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