George Prochnik is the author of Stranger in a Strange Land: Searching for Gershom Scholem and Jerusalem. His previous book, The Impossible Exile: Stefan Zweig at the End of the World, received the 2014 National Jewish Book Award for Biography/Memoir.
With verve and wit, George Prochnik has successfully captured the spirit of Heine in all its complexity. Splendid. -David Biale, author of Gershom Scholem: Master of the Kabbalah George Prochnik draws the historical background of Heine's life with care and powerfully evokes a Jewish life in 19th century Germany with all its complexities, frustrations, and contradictions. Prochnik's scrupulous analysis of the artist's prose and poems allows for a deep understanding of this brilliant and tormented man. -Anka Muhlstein, author of The Pen and the Brush