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Heinrich Heine: Poet, Writer, Critic

George Prochnik

Chair: Abraham Socher

04/03/2021 12:00 pm
Virtual Event, Available on KPlayer

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Born in 1797 Heinrich Heine was a virtuoso German poet, satirist and visionary humanist whose dynamic life story and strikingly original writing are ripe for rediscovery. In Heinrich Heine: Writing a Revolution, George Prochnik, who won a National Jewish Book Award for his biography of Stefan Zweig, explores both his life and the insights his writing offers contemporary readers into issues of social justice, exile and the role of art in nurturing a more equitable society. In conversation with Jewish Review of Books editor Abraham Socher.

In Association with the Jewish Review of Books and with the Rabin Chair Forum, George Washington University

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George Prochnik


George Prochnik’s essays, poetry and fiction have appeared in numerous journals. He is editor-at-large for Cabinet Magazine and won the National Jewish Book Award for The Impossible Exile.

Abraham Socher


Abraham Socher is the founding editor of the Jewish Review of Books and a professor emeritus of Jewish Studies at Oberlin College. His co-edited edition of Solomon Maimon's Autobiography was nominated for a National Jewish Book Award last year.