Amok / Lettre d'une inconnue / La ruelle au clair de lune

Amok / Lettre d'une inconnue / La ruelle au clair de lune


  • Mass Market Paperback
  • 188 pages
  • Amok / Lettre d'une inconnue / La ruelle au clair de lune
  • Stefan Zweig
  • French
  • 09 June 2019
  • 2234010837

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  1. Kalliope Kalliope says:

    This is yet another gripping novella by Zweig.In his memoirs, The World of Yesterday, he describes his method of composition It was based on one word trimming He would write and write, and then his most enjoyable activity was cutting things out and paring his writing to the bone It seems that he would cut 100,000 words to half that.May be that is his secret for his ability to allure the reader so very fast and so unceasingly He identified the essential, that which leads and captivates the a This is yet another gripping novella by Zweig.In his memoirs, The World of Yesterday, he describes his method of composition It was based on one word trimming He would write and write, and then his most enjoyable activity was cutting things out and paring his writing to the bone It seems that he would cut 100,000 words to half that.May be that is his secret for his ability to allure the reader so very fast and so unceasingly He identified the essential, that which leads and captivates the attention of the reader, and maintained as such Essential.He has again used the story within story or framed story, narrative scheme that he had also used in his 24 hours life woman There is nothing new in this We have seen it in, for example, Boccaccio and in the 1001 Nights Zweig however uses it exceedingly well, because the first narrator, the anonymous Ich Zweig provides us the readers with the best seat on the actual story We are there We talk to the second narrator He also moves in and out smoothly, elegantly, so that some shifts in the perspective are not identified as first or second story until we have read a bit further on into the paragraph of the shifting views.And Zweig ha set it again in his favourite settings, a public place This time it is a ship, like in Chess Story Other times it is a hotel The Post Office Girl, Burning Secret , or a Casino Twenty Four Hours in the Life of a Woman , or a post office Post Office Girl, again , or a train Burning Secret, again , or even through transit mechanisms Letter from an Unknown Woman These are public places where people, anonymous to each other, meet This is the land of Hazard Chance explains the unexpected encounters and anonymity encourages people to open up their harts to foreigners Like in the the doctor s couch the twentieth century version of the Confessional One can hear the most intimate stories told willingly and candidly.Zweig was good friends with Freud.These places are also often populated by peripatetic characters, like Zweig himself People who travel, people who shift from world to world, people with a certain social mobility, people who can escape their past and embrace the future, people with stories to tell.In these places one just needs to be observant And Zweig certainly was.This one novel, however, may, controversially, hurt the politically conscientious individual from the twenty first century.It was published in 1922, and it was an immediate great success and was translated into several languages immediately During the interwar years, Zweig was the author who was most translated into other languages, worldwide I think this is the most important fact that may act in his defence His writings were welcomed by many different cultures His mind was as cosmopolitan as it could be.But an European cosmopolitan, born in 1881 and writing during the 1920s, could not escape his Zeitgeist, and this novel, set in a ship that travels from Indonesia to Europe, loaded mostly with Europeans coming back home from the Colonies, has to show that yellow tint that he saw in some humans but which we see in his text and which makes a reader, nowadays, cringe.And this novella has reminded me, like no other by Zweig, of the writings of his British contemporary W Somerset Maugham, whom I read years ago Also extremely popular the highest paid author during the 30s , he relished in these stories of other people and of the Other during the interwar and in the Colonies.With this kind of controversial situations, I try to borrow the hat, or the lenses, of an historian, and not judge an individual by the times, and place, in which, his her own destiny made his soul take corporeal presence.We should not forget that his times, also, burned his books.And for its continuing relevance, I will only add that the main subject of Amok remains as timeless as are the human passions Elsewhere I have described Zweig as our literary cardiologist In this particular story he has to become a surgeon He cuts through in his story to see what is making his protagonist s heart, bleed


  2. karen karen says:

    no, guys, it isn t that zweigi am grateful for my book club for wrenching me out of the world of teen fiction, if only momentarily even though i have been enjoying some of the teen stuff, sometimes i just want to read about someone older than myself otherwise i just feel elderly and out of touch.this book contains four short stories three parts devotion, one part despair.i am not sure if this review is the road to spoiler city, but i am going to discuss the situation that links these four no, guys, it isn t that zweigi am grateful for my book club for wrenching me out of the world of teen fiction, if only momentarily even though i have been enjoying some of the teen stuff, sometimes i just want to read about someone older than myself otherwise i just feel elderly and out of touch.this book contains four short stories three parts devotion, one part despair.i am not sure if this review is the road to spoiler city, but i am going to discuss the situation that links these four stories together, because i figure if there is a collection of similar situation stories, the publisher did it for a reason, and it is no secret for example, this book is about zombie love stories secret s out rarrrr.this zweig book contains four suicide stories and maybe it is just a sick joke on the part of pushkin press because zweig did of course end up a double suicide with his wife, but i think apart from that biographical fact, the end result in these stories is of no consequence it is the process each character takes to get to that point that isinteresting than the punch line.i was told by a german woman that zweig was all head, no heart and i thought to myself, great, another book for this group that is all cerebral bullshit like death in venice or the lover and why can t we read something with balls for a change but this is oozing heart maybe it actually gains something in translation all of the characters in these stories feel love or duty so deeply that their own lives become secondary and when they have caused displeasure, or are to be separated from their object, or when their duty has been performed or their plans are obstructed, they have no choice they cannot go on living and that is so muchromantic than restraint, than moping about it and moving on as character studies, they are fascinating.i don t want to go into too much detail because 1 i am coming down from a brownie scarfing project runway finale high, 2 i am super sleepy, and 3 these stories are so short, that if i mention even three words of plot, there s half the story gone.but i do believe i will be readingof his work and i love pushkin press and their handy sized beautifully textured books, and their impressive list of authors let s pretend this review is better andinformative than it is so i can go to bed by which i simply mean it does not fulfill my need for the tragically melodramatic in all my love stories.come to my blog


  3. Adam Dalva Adam Dalva says:

    This is just a review of the title story, which Pushkin Press is selling separately as a novella As with all Zweig novellas that I ve read except for the phenomenal CHESS STORY, the fascination lies mostly in the outer frame, in which inevitably , a writer who is essentially Stefan Zweig is approached by a strange person with a story to tell I love that he consistently does this it feels like a move that is at once from an older idea of literature the found picaresque works, etc and fe This is just a review of the title story, which Pushkin Press is selling separately as a novella As with all Zweig novellas that I ve read except for the phenomenal CHESS STORY, the fascination lies mostly in the outer frame, in which inevitably , a writer who is essentially Stefan Zweig is approached by a strange person with a story to tell I love that he consistently does this it feels like a move that is at once from an older idea of literature the found picaresque works, etc and ferociously contemporary Once inside the frame, unfortunately, there is a bit less to chew on then usual here The title character is thoroughly irredeemable and yet the novella seems to consider him otherwise though take this with a grain of salt, because I tend not to like books where an initial action is amoral and then the spiraling consequences attempt to make up for it This is, interestingly, a novella that also deals frankly for the time with the ramifications of making abortions illegal, and for that, as well as the Zweigian touch, it is worth reading


  4. Rowena Rowena says:

    I had seen a new world, I had taken in turbulent, confused images that raced wildly through my mind Now I wanted leisure to think, to analyze and organize them, make sense of all that had impressed itself on my mind Stefan Zweig, AmokI can relate to the above quote so well I love the poetic, introspective toneA brilliant book It s only my second Zweig book but I love him already Zweig is a wonderful craftsman of short stories and these ones in are just stunning They are all tragic t I had seen a new world, I had taken in turbulent, confused images that raced wildly through my mind Now I wanted leisure to think, to analyze and organize them, make sense of all that had impressed itself on my mind Stefan Zweig, AmokI can relate to the above quote so well I love the poetic, introspective toneA brilliant book It s only my second Zweig book but I love him already Zweig is a wonderful craftsman of short stories and these ones in are just stunning They are all tragic tales and each story deals with some sort of obsession The psychological depth of the characters is what fascinated me the most It s easy to tell that Zweig really tried to understand the subconscious and the reason people do what they do.Highly recommended


  5. Ila Ila says:

    4.5 stars So far each of Zweig s stories has had a lasting impact on me Ethereal by nature, they tap into that uncomfortable corner of our mind where the repressed reigns supreme Freud s influence is obvious in the all too disturbing but nonetheless accurate portrait of his characters Perhaps it would be beneficial to be aware of certain details of Zweig s life A highly disturbed self, sensitive but not passionate as the Romantics, a sharp eye only one as uniquely equipped as he could weave 4.5 stars So far each of Zweig s stories has had a lasting impact on me Ethereal by nature, they tap into that uncomfortable corner of our mind where the repressed reigns supreme Freud s influence is obvious in the all too disturbing but nonetheless accurate portrait of his characters Perhaps it would be beneficial to be aware of certain details of Zweig s life A highly disturbed self, sensitive but not passionate as the Romantics, a sharp eye only one as uniquely equipped as he could weave these tales together in somebody else s hands they run the risk of being melodramatic or needlessly vicious In keeping with his tumultuous life, all the tales are tragedies of suicide Sexual jealousy and obsession play out in distinct ways in Amok or Leporella Amok is one of the most disturbing tales I have read for its portrayal of descent into insanity Leporella is fartwisted and is an example of how repression can rot the senses Yet it is the Incident on Lake Geneva that hits too close no matter if it is somewhat predictable The soldier s physical and psychological nudity, his aimless drifting, the realisation of a world fundamentally altered are parallels to Zweig s own It is a rare writer who narrates a story relegating plot to a subordinate position and manages to sustain my interest Zweig certainly is the foremost among them


  6. Maria Maria says:

    This book is a great example of the Freudian theory on the romantic suicide How the person committed suicide as a way of harming himself and killing any other feeling to fulfill his feeling of satisfaction and loveDespite the fact that the story can be annoying for some readers, I think it reveals some of the inner struggle the main character has towards his lover and how he jilt her The main conflict of not healing this pain was not clear to others in the story, so he decided to be Amok as This book is a great example of the Freudian theory on the romantic suicide How the person committed suicide as a way of harming himself and killing any other feeling to fulfill his feeling of satisfaction and loveDespite the fact that the story can be annoying for some readers, I think it reveals some of the inner struggle the main character has towards his lover and how he jilt her The main conflict of not healing this pain was not clear to others in the story, so he decided to be Amok as the author called him to guide him to one of the most complex and the simplest way of dealing with his conflict to be a lover with no love It might be an annoying story but I think it too simple and full of passion so it can have different interpretations


  7. Monica Carter Monica Carter says:

    Stefan Zweig is not your typical Viennese novelist, journalist, playwright and biographer He and his wife committed a double suicide in 1942 Suicide is a touchy subject in the Land of the Free We can t withstand the guilt suicide suggests in the hard working and God Fearing U.S of A.Frankly, there is no glamour in it here.I am not suggesting it by any means, but it is interesting to note that in other countries such as Japan, China and India, suicide is viewed as avirtuous, perhaps eve Stefan Zweig is not your typical Viennese novelist, journalist, playwright and biographer He and his wife committed a double suicide in 1942 Suicide is a touchy subject in the Land of the Free We can t withstand the guilt suicide suggests in the hard working and God Fearing U.S of A.Frankly, there is no glamour in it here.I am not suggesting it by any means, but it is interesting to note that in other countries such as Japan, China and India, suicide is viewed as avirtuous, perhaps even an honorable act And maybe that s why there is romance and dignity in their double suicide Maybe that is why Amok and Other Stories is so beautifully tragic He appeals to the romantic in all of us Yes, these four stories are tragic, but to some that is how life is The protagonists in these stories love without regret or even encouragement they love with a blind devotion that solely gives them purpose and when that object is taken away or goes away, there is no purpose Zweig captures the anxiety and desperation of their emotions with such a light touch, it only makes us see them as sad and beautiful When I read this next passage, I was struck by how accurate and light Zweig painted a waiter s obsession with a Baroness who was visiting the hotel he where he worked It was that faithful, dog like devotion without desire that those in mid life seldom feel, and is known only to the very young and the very old A love devoid of any deliberation, not thinking but only dreaming.Three out of the four stories in this collection put us in the hearts of those suffering from unrequited love Zweig s style is so elegant and descriptive, the purity of this love scares and engages us The last story draws us in to man who cannot find his way home, due to the war This is the story I found most tragic because of its autobiographical slant Zweig and his wife committed suicide because the home that they knew, was one they could never get to again These stories are so worthwhile and if there is any credence to the adage write what you know then Zweig was a man who wrote about loss and love with equal knowledge


  8. Joselito Honestly and Brilliantly Joselito Honestly and Brilliantly says:

    The novel itself says the Amok is Malay in origin and indeed it is also considered a Tagalog word Another Tagalog word for it is hurumentado someone doing a suicidal run that involves indiscriminate attacks killings and usually ends up in the hurumentado s own death Zweig s Amok, a doctor of medicine, theorized that the cause of this going on the rampage, a sort of human form of rabiesa paroxysm of murderous, mindless monomania which isn t comparable to any alcoholic poisoning has so The novel itself says the Amok is Malay in origin and indeed it is also considered a Tagalog word Another Tagalog word for it is hurumentado someone doing a suicidal run that involves indiscriminate attacks killings and usually ends up in the hurumentado s own death Zweig s Amok, a doctor of medicine, theorized that the cause of this going on the rampage, a sort of human form of rabiesa paroxysm of murderous, mindless monomania which isn t comparable to any alcoholic poisoning has something to do with the climate, with that sultry, oppressive atmosphere that plays on your nerves like a thunderstorm until they snap It tookthan the climate for the doctor to run Amok here, however He was in agony already about almost everything in his life, his being uprooted from his country, his boring sex love life, and his career which had been irreparably harmed by an indiscretion, when he met this woman who had such an effect on him that he found himself with an insurmountable feeling of guilt when he failed to save her from ruin.In one scene, as the doctor narrates I booked a room in the Strand Hotel and took two bottles of whisky up there..those and an double dose of veronal helped mein the end I fell asleepand this heavy, unhealthy sleep was the only pause there was in this race between life and death In February 1942, after hearing that Singapore had fallen to the Japanese, and after arranging their affairs and writing farewell letters Zweig and his wife Lotte took massive doses of veronal and died


  9. Cphe Cphe says:

    Not lengthy but does manage to convey quite a bit A middle of the road read as I didn t find the characters particularly appealing Did however enjoy the story unfolding through the eyes of an unknown narrator.


  10. Laura Laura says:

    According to Wikipedia Amok also spelled amuk, from the Malay meaning mad with uncontrollable rage is a term that is used for a sudden outburst, usually aggressive or violent, and is preceded by a dissociative episode of brooding over some perceived wrong towards a person or object The plot revolves describes the instantaneous and violent passion of a German doctor working in a Dutch colony in Asia, by a beautiful English woman who asks for his help in a very special moment The sudden feel According to Wikipedia Amok also spelled amuk, from the Malay meaning mad with uncontrollable rage is a term that is used for a sudden outburst, usually aggressive or violent, and is preceded by a dissociative episode of brooding over some perceived wrong towards a person or object The plot revolves describes the instantaneous and violent passion of a German doctor working in a Dutch colony in Asia, by a beautiful English woman who asks for his help in a very special moment The sudden feeling and desperate race behind a solution to the problem of young woman determines a dramatic storyline This story is told by the doctor to the narrator during a transoceanic trip.A movie was made based on this book Amok 1944


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