Amok and Other Stories by Stefan ZweigA doctor in the Dutch East Indies torn between his medical duty to help and his own mixed emotions; a middle-aged maidservant whose devotion to her master leads her to commit a terrible act; a hotel waiter whose love for an unapproachable aristocratic beauty culminates in an almost lyrical death, and a prisoner-of-war longing to be home again in Russia. In these four stories, Stefan Zweig shows his gift for the acute analysis of emotional dilemmas. His four tragic and moving cameos of the human condition are played out against cosmopolitan and colonial backgrounds in the first half of the twentieth century.
Amok and Other Stories
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An unforgettable novel about the unconquerable spirit of a mother and daughter in times of war, famine, and intolerance. After five years of living in fear, hunger, and surviving frigid winters, Jarmila and her mother, Sanela Bartanovic, are rescued by an NGO, thus escaping the carnage and devastation of their war-torn Bosnia. Soon mother and daughter arrive in New York City, a few months before September 11, , where a different set of challenges and adversities await the Bosnian refugees. Befriended by strangers, both to their benefit and to their detriment, the Bartanovics precariously adjust to life as poor immigrants in the big city. Unbowed and unbroken, the resilient Jarmila moves forward as she successfully navigates the often-murky waters of collegiate and professional sports.