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Prochnik, George

Overview
Works: 22 works in 77 publications in 9 languages and 2,685 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Fiction  Biographies  Criticism, interpretation, etc 
Roles: Author, Other
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Most widely held works about George Prochnik
 
Most widely held works by George Prochnik
In pursuit of silence : listening for meaning in a world of noise by George Prochnik( Book )

10 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 963 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Listening to doctors, neuroscientists, acoustical engineers, monks, activists, educators, marketers, and aggrieved citizens, George Prochnik examines why we began to be so loud as a society, what it is that gets lost when we can no longer find quiet, and what are the benefits of decluttering our sonic world
The impossible exile : Stefan Zweig at the end of the world by George Prochnik( Book )

15 editions published between 2013 and 2015 in English and held by 776 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

By the 1930s, Stefan Zweig had become the most widely translated living author in the world. His novels, short stories, and biographies were so compelling that they became instant best sellers. Zweig was also an intellectual and a lover of all the arts, high and low. Yet after Hitler's rise to power, this celebrated writer who had dedicated so much energy to promoting international humanism plummeted, in a matter of a few years, into an increasingly isolated exile--from London to Bath to New York City, then Ossining, Rio, and finally Petropolis--where, in 1942, in a cramped bungalow, he killed himself. "The impossible exile" tells the tragic story of Zweig's extraordinary rise and fall while it also depicts, with great acumen, 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. It also reveals how Zweig embodied, through his work, thoughts, and behavior, the end of an era--the implosion of Europe as an ideal of Western civilization
Putnam camp : Sigmund Freud, James Jackson Putnam, and the purpose of American psychology by George Prochnik( Book )

9 editions published between 2006 and 2012 in English and held by 449 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Putnam Camp reveals details of Putnam's and Freud's personal lives that have never been fully explored before, including the crucial role Putnam's muse, Susan Blow - founder of America's first kindergarten, pioneering educator and philosopher in the American Hegelian movement - played in the intense debate between these two great thinkers."--Jacket
Stranger in a strange land : searching for Gershom Scholem and Jerusalem by George Prochnik( Book )

9 editions published between 2016 and 2018 in English and held by 293 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Prochnik creates a nonfiction Bildungsroman of one of the twentieth century's most important humanist thinkers, while also telling an intimate story of his own youth, marriage and spiritual quest in Jerusalem. In Stranger in a Strange Land, Prochnik revisits the life and work of Gershom Scholem, whose once prominent reputation, as a Freud-like interpreter of the inner world of the Cosmos, has been in eclipse in the United States. He vividly conjures Scholem's upbringing in Berlin, and compellingly brings to life Scholem's transformative friendship with Walter Benjamin, the critic and philosopher. In doing so, he reveals how Scholem's frustration with the bourgeois ideology of Germany during the First World War led him to discover Judaism, Kabbalah, and finally Zionism, as potent counter-forces to Europe's suicidal nationalism. Prochnik's self-imposed exile in the Holy Land in the 1990s brings him to question the stereotypical intellectual and theological constructs of Jerusalem, and to rediscover the city as a physical place, rife with the unruliness and fecundity of nature. Prochnik ultimately suggests that a new form of ecological pluralism must now inherit the historically energizing role once played by Kabbalah and Zionism in Jewish thought"
Das unmögliche Exil Stefan Zweig am Ende der Welt by George Prochnik( Book )

7 editions published in 2016 in German and held by 97 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Um 1930 war Stefan Zweig zum weltweit meistübersetzten lebenden Schriftsteller avanciert. Doch dieser Erfolg des 1881 geborenen Wieners wurde schon bald überschattet vom Machtantritt Hitlers. Der Kosmopolit verließ den alten Kontinent und ließ sich 1941 in dem von ihm als "Land der Zukunft" gepriesenen Brasilien nieder. "Endlich ein Ruhepunkt", hoffte er nach seiner Ankunft in der tropischen Stadt Petrópolis. Ein halbes Jahr später, am 23. Februar 1942, schieden er und seine junge Frau Lotte "aus freiem Willen und mit klaren Sinnen“ aus dem Leben. Am Tag, da er seinen Pass verlor, im Alter von 58 Jahren, habe er entdeckt, bekannte Stefan Zweig, "dass man mit seiner Heimat mehr verliert als einen Fleck umgrenzter Erde". Ausgerechnet diesem in Wien geborenen Weltbürger entglitt im Exil zunehmend das Leben. Höchst einfühlsam erzählt George Prochnik, selbst Nachfahre von Wiener Emigranten, diese tragische Geschichte eines Aufbruchs in die neue Welt, der von England über die USA nach Brasilien führt. Zugleich macht er sichtbar, welche Abgründe die geistige Welt des alten Europa, die Zweig in seinen nachgelassenen Erinnerungen so grandios heraufbeschworen hat, von der Nord- und Südamerikas trennten
L' impossible exil : Stefan Zweig et la fin du monde by George Prochnik( Book )

2 editions published in 2016 in French and held by 32 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Né en 1881 dans une famille aisée, Stefan Zweig publia son premier recueil de poèmes à l'âge de 19 ans. Quoi qu'il écrivît - essais, articles, nouvelles, romans, biographies -, il ne connut que le succès. A partir des années 1930, il devint l'auteur vivant le plus traduit à travers le monde. Il était, aimait-il à plaisanter, l'un des dix auteurs de langue allemande à pouvoir se permettre de fuir. Après l'arrivée au pouvoir d'Hitler, cet auteur célébré par tous, chantre de l'humanisme international, amoureux des arts et des lettres, se retrouva, en l'espace de quelques années, contraint à un exil solitaire qui l'éloigna peu à peu de tout ce qui avait guidé et fait sa vie. Il quitta l'Autriche pour s'installer à Londres, puis à Bath, avant de partir pour l'Amérique - New York, Ossining, Rio et enfin Petrópolis où, en 1942, il mit fin à ses jours. Dans cet essai brillant et très documenté, George Prochnik retrace le destin tragique de Stefan Zweig, et à travers lui, c'est tout un pan de l'histoire culturelle européenne et américaine que l'on découvre, mais aussi la lutte de ceux qui durent abandonner l'une pour embrasser l'autre. Zweig devient ainsi, par ses textes et sa pensée, le symbole de la fin d'une époque et de l'implosion de l'Europe en tant qu'idéal d'une civilisation occidentale éclairée
In pursuit of silence : listening for meaning in a world of noise by George Prochnik( )

2 editions published between 2010 and 2013 in English and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Listening to doctors, neuroscientists, acoustical engineers, monks, activists, educators, marketers, and aggrieved citizens, George Prochnik examines why we began to be so loud as a society, what it is that gets lost when we can no longer find quiet, and what are the benefits of decluttering our sonic world
El exilio imposible : Stefan Sweig en el fin del mundo by George Prochnik( Book )

4 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in Spanish and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

¿Por qué el exilio, tan fructífero para autores como Thomas Mann, Hannah Arendt o Levi- Strauss, resultó tan terriblemente insoportable para Zweig? A esta pregunta trata de responder Prochnik en este conmovedor retrato de un personaje único. Stefan Zweig ha sido uno de los autores más traducidos y leídos del mundo. Su vida confluyó junto a algunas de las personalidades más importantes del siglo XX, desde Sigmund Freud hasta Albert Einstein, de Thomas Mann a Toscanini. Hijo de una acaudalada familia vienesa de banqueros e industrialistas, ganó su propia fortuna gracias a la popularidad de sus obras. Sin embargo, tras poco más de una docena de años de éxitos, dedicados en parte a promover el humanismo e internacionalismo, el auge del Tercer Reich lo sumió en un progresivo aislamiento y exilio: de Londres a Bath, de Nueva York a Río, para acabar en la lejana Petrópolis, donde en 1942, en un mohoso bungalow, desalentado por la pérdida de sus amigos, lectores, patria e idea de Europa, puso fin a su vida. El exilio imposible se centra en el apasionante auge y caída de Zweig, así como en sus últimas migraciones y en su ignorada segundo esposa, Lotte, al mismo tiempo que formula una teoría de gran alcance sobre el exilio, el arte, la nostalgia y la promesa
Putnam camp : Sigmund Freud, James Jackson Putnam and the purpose of psychology by George Prochnik( Book )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Saʻīyan lil-ṣamt : al-iṣghāʼ li-taḥṣīl al-maʻnī fī ʻālam al-ṣakhab by George Prochnik( Book )

1 edition published in 2012 in Arabic and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Stefan Zweig vid världens ände by George Prochnik( Book )

3 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in Swedish and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Stranger in a strange land : searching for Gershom Scholem and Jerusalem by George Prochnik( Recording )

1 edition published in 2017 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chu wei ge zui hou de fang zhu : yi ge yong heng guo ke de cuo wei ren sheng by George Prochnik( Book )

2 editions published in 2016 in Chinese and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The impossible exile : Stefan Zweig at the end of the world by George Prochnik( Recording )

2 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

By the 1930s, the Austrian writer Stefan Zweig had become the most widely translated living author in the world. Yet after Hitlers rise to power, this celebrated writer who had dedicated so much energy to promoting international humanism plummeted, in a matter of a few years, into an increasingly isolated exile - from London to Bath to New York City, and eventually Petropolis. The Impossible Exile tells the tragic story of his extraordinary rise and fall while it also depicts 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
Imkânsız sürgün : Stefan Zweig dünyanın sonunda by George Prochnik( Book )

1 edition published in 2016 in Turkish and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Saʿīan li-l-ṣamt : wa-al-iṣġāʾ li-taḥṣīl al-maʿanī fī ʿālim al-ṣaẖb : dirāsaẗ by George Prochnik( Book )

1 edition published in 2012 in Arabic and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Chu wei ge zui hou de fang zhu : Yi ge yong heng guo ke de cuo wei ren sheng = The impossible exile by George Prochnik( Book )

1 edition published in 2015 in Chinese and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

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2 editions published in 2011 in Korean and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Stefan Zweig vid världens ände [biografi om en exil] by George Prochnik( Recording )

1 edition published in 2015 in Swedish and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Confusion : the private papers of Privy Councillor R von D by Stefan Zweig( Book )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

"In the autumn of his days a distinguished privy councillor contemplates his past, looking back at the key moments of his life. A reluctant and indolent student, he recalls a chance meeting with a reclusive professor and his frustrated wife, which leads to his sharing their lodgings. In unlocking his thirst for knowledge, an ambitious and close relationship is formed between professor and student. But the professor harbours a secret which changes and sears both men for ever."--BOOK JACKET
 
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In pursuit of silence : listening for meaning in a world of noise
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Putnam camp : Sigmund Freud, James Jackson Putnam, and the purpose of American psychologyPutnam camp : Sigmund Freud, James Jackson Putnam and the purpose of psychologyConfusion : the private papers of Privy Councillor R von D
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George Prochnik American literary scholar and essayist

George Prochnik US-amerikanischer Literaturwissenschaftler und Essayist

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