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Auteur: Stefan Zweig
Uitgever: Pushkin Press
  • Engels
  • E-book
  • 9781782274605
  • november 2017
  • Adobe ePub
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Stefan Zweig

"Net als zijn grote vriend Joseph Roth zwierf Stefan Zweig (1881-1942) na de opkomst van de nationaalsocialisten jarenlang door Europa, gescheiden van zijn thuisland. Uiteindelijk vestigde hij zich in Brazilië, waar hij in 1942 samen met zijn vrouw zelfmoord pleegde. Op vind je alle boeken van Stefan Zweig.

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Amok is a novella by the Austrian author Stefan Zweig. First printed in the newspaper Neue Freie Presse in 1922, Amok appeared shortly afterwards in the collection of novellas Amok: Novellas of a Passion. As Zweig was fascinated and influenced by Sigmund Freud's work, Amok includes clear psychoanalytical elements. It deals with an extreme obsession, which leads the protagonist to sacrifice his professional and private life and, eventually, to commit suicide.

The title of the novella comes from the Indonesian-origin term ''amok'', which was uncommon in those days. It refers to people who attack the enemy in supposedly blind anger and try to kill the enemy as well as anyone else in their way, randomly, without taking into consideration any danger. The actual title is Der Amokläufer an apparent Hochdeutscheneologism from the Malay original and the basis of ''running amok''.


'I can't think of a writer who is more successful at depicting amour fou - what one critic describes as sex and madness breaking through the lacquered screen of upper-bourgeois society - nowhere more grippingly than in Amok in which a doctor, a Conradesque loner, is tipped into a sort of human rabies by an unattainable colonial wife.' - Julie Kavanagh, Economist Intelligent Life 'To read Zweig is to be in the presence of a properly mature writer, for all that his characters are often in the grip of highly inappropriate desires. (...) These are unforgettable stories, beautifully translated. Anthea Bell is a first-rate translator; she brings out the humour as well as the anguish that make Zweig's work so sympathetically acute.' - Nicholas Lezard, Guardian

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