Amok is the second book I’ve read from Stefan Zweig after the Chess Story. I’ve been reading a lot of stories nowadays, and I wanted to read this book as I’ve heard many things about it.
Zweig is a great narrator. I have read all the stories with excitement, and the story Amok, which gave the book its name is simply fantastic. This will stay with you for a long time with its analysis of the human soul and the emotions. No wonder he is considered one of the best authors of the world.
I can say that Stefan Zweig may become one of your favourite authors with this book. Of course, if you haven’t read the famous novel Chess Story already. I always thought Chess Story was Zweig’s best book, but after this book, I think his stories are outstanding as well. If you want to get excited, wonder, or read great stories, read Stefan Zweig. You’ll lose yourself in his intense and unforgettable stories. Enjoy!
They shout warnings ahead when they see him coming – ‘Amok! Amok!’ – and everyone flees… but he runs on without hearing, without seeing, striking down anything he meets
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, or 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 an Austrian novelist, playwright, journalist and biographer. At the height of his literary career, in the 1920s and 1930s, he was one of the most popular writers in the world.
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