Amok (édition enrichie) by Stefan Zweig PDF

By Stefan Zweig

ISBN-10: 207045407X

ISBN-13: 9782070454075

Édition enrichie de Jean-Pierre Lefebvre comportant une préface et un file sur le roman.

Un médecin colonial, qui se morfond dans un village de Malaisie, se prend de ardour pour une femme de los angeles bourgeoisie, hautaine et froide, venue lui demander de l'aider à avorter. Il l. a. désire et l. a. rejette, violemment. Il l. a. fait chanter... Cette rencontre déclenche en lui une fureur destructrice : l'amok.
Dans cette nouvelle parue en 1922, Zweig exhibe toutes les pulsions d'ordinaire refoulées – ardour morbide, masochisme, égoïsme et orgueil – en parlant de sexualité de manière étonnamment clinique. Il dénonce ainsi le malaise dans los angeles société occidentale, le moralisme qui asservit les hommes comme les femmes.

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The Old Man surrendered his cane without waiting to be asked; I got the notion he did not want it to be X-rayed. Our audio capsules gave them trouble. They showed up both by X-ray and by metal detector, but the guards weren't equipped for surgical operations. There was a hurried conference with a presidential secretary and the head guard ruled that anything embedded in the flesh need not be classed as a potential weapon. They printed us, photographed our retinas, and ushered us into a waiting room.

Yes, he would be happy to make an appointment; he would squeeze the Old Man in somehow and that was a promise. How would next Friday do? Today? Quite out of the question. Tomorrow? Equally impossible. The Old Man switched off and I thought he was going to have a stroke. But after a moment he took two deep breaths, his features relaxed, and he stumped back to us, saying, "Dave, slip down the hall and ask Doc Graves to step in. " The head of the biological lab came in shortly, wiping his hands as he came.

I made myself a solemn promise: if the parasites won, I'd arrange to be dead before I would let one of those things ride me the way one had ridden Barnes. For an agent it would be simple; just bite my nails—or, if your hands happen to be off, there are a couple of other ways. The Old Man planned for all professional necessities. But the Old Man had not planned such arrangements for such a purpose and I knew it. It was the Old Man's business—and mine—to keep those people down there safe, not to run out on them when the going got rough.

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