Amok

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Author: Stefan Zweig

Publisher: Pushkin Press

Published: 2018-06-26

Total Pages: 160

ISBN-13: 178227460X

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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 desire, pride and shame and a headlong flight into folly. This is one the most intense and incisive of the novellas which brought Stefan Zweig to worldwide fame.

Amok

Amok PDF

Author: Stefan Zweig

Publisher:

Published: 2004

Total Pages: 105

ISBN-13: 9788845918575

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Amok ou le Fou de Malaisie

Amok ou le Fou de Malaisie PDF

Author: Stefan Zweig

Publisher: BoD - Books on Demand

Published: 2020-07-03

Total Pages: 202

ISBN-13: 2322209767

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L'amok, en Malaisie,· est celui qui, pris de frénésie sanguinaire, court devant lui, détruisant hommes et choses, sans qu'on puisse rien faire pour le sauver. Le narrateur rencontre sur un paquebot un malheureux en proie à cette forme mystérieuse de démence. Histoire encore d'une folie, d'une passion d'un amour fou, cette fois - que la Lettre d'une inconnue reçue par un romancier à succès. Mais la passion peut faire de l'homme dominateur et méprisant un être humilié et ridiculisé: c'est le thème du troisième de ces récits, La Ruelle au clair de lune.

Amok (Classic Reprint)

Amok (Classic Reprint) PDF

Author: Stefan Zweig

Publisher: Forgotten Books

Published: 2018-03-09

Total Pages: 194

ISBN-13: 9780364187319

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Excerpt from Amok Todas las caras me eran familiares hasta la sacie dad; la aguda risa de las mujeres me excitaba, y la ruid°sa disputa de dos °ficiales holandeses me pro dacia irritación. El único recurso que me quedaba era el de irme; pero el camar°te estaba muy caliente y cargad° de vaho, y en el salón d°s muchachas ingle sas picoteaban valses en el piano. Finalmente, cam bié el °rden de las cosas; desapareci metiéndome en el camar°te ya avanzada la tarde, tras de haberme aturdido c°n algunos vasos de cerveza, y así d°rmí durante la cena y el baile. Cuand° me desperté, el pequeño ataúd, que era mi cabina, estaba obscuro y la atmósfera era pesada. Se había parad° el ventilador, y el aire grasiento y húmc do se p°saba en mis sienes. Tenia l°s sentidos embota dos. Necesité algun°s minut°s para darme cuenta del tiempo y del lugar. Seguramente habia pasado ya la media n°che, pues no se °ía la música ni el ruido de l°s pasos; s°lamente la máquina, el palpitante corazón de Leviathan, empujaba jadeante el casc° del buque ha cia l° invisible. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.

Amok

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Author: Stefan Zweig

Publisher:

Published: 2000

Total Pages: 362

ISBN-13: 9788073090241

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Revolution of Everyday Life

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Author: Raoul Vaneigem

Publisher: PM Press

Published: 2012-10-05

Total Pages: 355

ISBN-13: 1604867825

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Originally published just months before the May 1968 upheavals in France, Raoul Vaneigem’s The Revolution of Everyday Life offered a lyrical and aphoristic critique of the “society of the spectacle” from the point of view of individual experience. Whereas Debord’s masterful analysis of the new historical conditions that triggered the uprisings of the 1960s armed the revolutionaries of the time with theory, Vaneigem’s book described their feelings of desperation directly, and armed them with “formulations capable of firing point-blank on our enemies.” “I realise,” writes Vaneigem in his introduction, “that I have given subjective will an easy time in this book, but let no one reproach me for this without first considering the extent to which the objective conditions of the contemporary world advance the cause of subjectivity day after day.” Vaneigem names and defines the alienating features of everyday life in consumer society: survival rather than life, the call to sacrifice, the cultivation of false needs, the dictatorship of the commodity, subjection to social roles, and above all the replacement of God by the Economy. And in the second part of his book, “Reversal of Perspective,” he explores the countervailing impulses that, in true dialectical fashion, persist within the deepest alienation: creativity, spontaneity, poetry, and the path from isolation to communication and participation. For “To desire a different life is already that life in the making.” And “fulfillment is expressed in the singular but conjugated in the plural.” The present English translation was first published by Rebel Press of London in 1983. This new edition of The Revolution of Everyday Life has been reviewed and corrected by the translator and contains a new preface addressed to English-language readers by Raoul Vaneigem. The book is the first of several translations of works by Raoul Vaneigem that PM Press plans to publish in uniform volumes. Vaneigem’s classic work is to be followed by The Knight, the Lady, the Devil, and Death (2003) and The Inhumanity of Religion (2000).

Twilight and Moonbeam Alley

Twilight and Moonbeam Alley PDF

Author: Stefan Zweig

Publisher: Pushkin Press

Published: 2013-01-29

Total Pages: 113

ISBN-13: 1908968842

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Twilight is the story of a fashionable lady who is banished from Versailles by the king. She tries to make the best of living on her country estate, but although she entertains lovers and friends from Paris, she comes to find it intolerable. Life at court, for all its essential emptiness, was the only thing that gave her existence meaning, and she moves inexorably towards suicide. In Moonbeam Alley, a traveller delayed in a French port explores the sailors' quarter. Enticed by a voice singing an aria, to a bar near the harbour, he learns the story of those who run it and frequent it: a tale of violence, unrequited passion, and a marriage that is no true marriage.