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Stefan Zweig


A new pocket edition of this Conradian tale of maddening desire, from the master of the novella
On a sweltering ocean-liner travelling from India to Europe a passenger tells his story — the tale of a doctor in the Dutch East Indies torn between his duty and the pull of his emotions; a tale of power and maddening desire, of pride, shame and a headlong flight into folly.
Amok is one of the most intense and incisive of the tales that brought Stefan Zweig to worldwide fame.
Stefan Zweig was born in 1881 in Vienna, into a wealthy Austrian-Jewish family. He studied in Berlin and Vienna and was first known as a poet and translator, then as a biographer. Between the wars, Zweig was an international bestseller with a string of hugely popular novellas including Letter from an Unknown Woman, Amok and Fear. In 1934, with the rise of Nazism, he left Austria, and lived in London, Bath and New York — a period during which he produced his most celebrated works: his only novel, Beware of Pity, and his memoir, The World of Yesterday. He eventually settled in Brazil, where in 1942 he and his wife were found dead in an apparent double suicide. Much of his work is available from Pushkin Press.
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  • Mrymshared an impression4 years ago

    "Oraya yaxinlasdim,ancaq o meni gore bilmezdi ve yumru dodaqlarinda seyriyen zerif, iliq tebessume baxdim.Bu tebessum yene aglimi basimdan cixartdi, cunku bilirdim...yalancidir, her seyi gizletmek ucun ustaliqla tapilmis oyundur.."
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  • Eolhk Khas quoted2 months ago
    Now, for the first time since I had set foot on the ship’s planks, I knew the blessed joy of reverie, and the other more sensual pleasure of abandoning my body, womanlike, to the softness surrounding me.
  • Eolhk Khas quoted2 months ago
    I breathed freely, purely, and full of sudden delight I felt the air on my lips like a clear drink. It was soft, effervescent air carrying on it the aroma of fruits, the scent of distant islands, and making me feel slightly drunk.

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