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George Prochnik


George Prochnik

George Prochnik’s essays, poetry and fiction have appeared in numerous journals. He has taught English and American literature at Hebrew University in Jerusalem, is editor-at-large for Cabinet magazine, and is the author of IN PURSUIT OF SILENCE: Listening for Meaning in a World of Noise and PUTNAM CAMP: Sigmund Freud, James Jackson Putnam, and the Purpose of American Psychology. THE IMPOSSIBLE EXILE: Stefan Zweig at the End of the World was published in May 2014. He lives in New York City.

Books by George Prochnik

by George Prochnik - Biography, History, Nonfiction

By the 1930s, Stefan Zweig had become the most widely translated living author in the world. Yet, after Hitler’s rise to power, this celebrated writer plummeted into an increasingly isolated exile, where, in 1942, he killed himself. THE IMPOSSIBLE EXILE tells the tragic story of Zweig’s extraordinary rise and fall while also depicting the gulf between the world of ideas in Europe and in America, and the consuming struggle of those forced to forsake one for the other.