Regina Fischer, rejected by her son and filled with anguish at their separation, continued to follow his meteoric career, turning up in Iceland disguised in a blonde wig to witness his finest hour, in defiance of his orders to stay away.
For three years between 1957 and 1960 Regina wrote regularly to Joan Rodker, now a retired journalist, photographer and film-maker, disclosing some of the hurt felt by a mother disowned by an extraordinary son. The two women had met as idealistic communists living in Moscow in the 1930s and remained friends.
Monday, January 28, 2008
Bobby Fischer - A Heartless Son
From The Times, a brief and insightful look at Fischer's relationship with his mother, Regina Fischer. Very interesting reading in Bobby Fischer, chess genius, heartless son: