George Prochnik

Episode 216 – George Prochnik

Virtual Memories Show 216: George Prochnik “Scholem teaches us that the Jewish tradition is so capacious it could embrace its own subversion.” George Prochnik returns to The Virtual Memories Show to talk about his new book, Stranger in a Strange Land: Searching for Gershom Scholem and Jerusalem (Other Press). (We talked about┬áStefan Zweig back in…

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Podcast – The Guest List 2014

Virtual Memories Show: The Guest List 2014 Two years in a row? That makes The Guest List a Virtual Memories Show tradition! I reached out to 2014’s podcast guests and asked them about the favorite book(s) they read in the past year. More than 30 of them responded with a fantastic array of books. So,…

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George Prochnik – Bildung Stories

Season 4 Episode 20 George Prochnik – Bildung Stories “Zweig was immersed in the problem of the disjunction between our grand desires for the kind of life we dream we should be living and the actual circumscribed canvas on which we must operate.” At his peak, Viennese author Stefan Zweig was one of the most…

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