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Amok and Other Stories (Pushkin Collection) - Stefan Zweig, Anthea Bell
Amok and Other Stories (Pushkin Collection)
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A DOCTOR IN the Dutch East Indies torn between his medical duty to help and his own mixed emotions; a middle-aged maidservant whose devotion to her master leads her to commit a terrible act; a hotel waiter whose love for an unapproachable aristocratic beauty culminates in an almost lyrical death... show more
A DOCTOR IN the Dutch East Indies torn between his medical duty to help and his own mixed emotions; a middle-aged maidservant whose devotion to her master leads her to commit a terrible act; a hotel waiter whose love for an unapproachable aristocratic beauty culminates in an almost lyrical death and a prisoner-of-war longing to be home again in Russia. In these four stories, Stefan Zweig shows his gift for the acute analysis of emotional dilemmas. His four tragic and moving cameos of the human condition are played out against cosmopolitan and colonial backgrounds in the first half of the twentieth century.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9781901285666 (1901285669)
Publisher: Pushkin Press
Pages no: 144
Edition language: English
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3.0 Amok and Other Stories (Pushkin Collection)
Read the novella length Amok as published by itself in a tattered English edition from 1931. (Hooray for university libraries!)The colonialism and attendant racism age this book but nonetheless underscore what was and wasn't done during a very specific time and place. Also, Zweig hits the notion of ...
M Sarki
M Sarki rated it
Another brilliant piece of work by Stefan Zweig. I read this particular novella in a collected version of several of Zweig's short works titled [b:The Royal Game & Other Stories|59147|The Royal Game & Other Stories|Stefan Zweig|http://d202m5krfqbpi5.cloudfront.net/books/1170529960s/59147.jpg|2493773...
I, the booklover
I, the booklover rated it
2.0
2,5 stars «Amok», «A Carta de Uma Desconhecida» e «A Colecção Invísivel» são três breves contos que nos trazem três histórias diferentes. A primeira fala-nos sobre um homem que pretende saber se o amor é que governa a sua vida e fica de certa forma, obcecado com essa análise. O segundo fala-nos sobr...
Emamemi
Emamemi rated it
Recunosc ca nu as fi citit aceasta carte daca nu ar fi cumparat-o prietenul meu - Stefan Zweig nu era pe lista mea de citit, deocamdata. Nu mi-a parut rau, insa: cele doua povestiri sunt captivante, pline de imaginatie si mi-au trezit interesul pentru autor. "Obsedatul" (Chess Story) mi-a placut cel...
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