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Stranger in A Strange Land: Searching for Gershom Scholem and Jerusalem

Stranger in A Strange Land: Searching for Gershom Scholem and Jerusalem

Author: George Prochnik
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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.

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George Prochnik's most recent book, The Impossible Exile: Stefan Zweig at the End of the World, received the National Jewish Book Award for Biography/Memoir in 2014 and was shortlisted for the Wingate Prize in the UK. Prochnik is also the author of In Pursuit of Silence: Listening for Meaning in a World of Noise (2010), and Putnam Camp: Sigmund Freud, James Jackson Putnam and the Purpose of American Psychology (2006). Hehas written for The New York Times, The New Yorker, Bookforum and the LA Review of Books, and is editor-at-large for Cabinet magazine.

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General Fields

  • : 9781590517765
  • : Other Press LLC
  • : Other Press LLC
  • : March 2017
  • : 238mm X 162mm X 33mm
  • : United States
  • : April 2017
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : George Prochnik
  • : 528
  • : 296.092
  • : Hardback