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Heinrich Heine: Poet, Writer, Critic

George Prochnik & Abraham Socher

Jewish Book Week 2021

George Prochnik speaker
Abraham Socher chair

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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.

Click here to purchase a copy of Heinrich Heine: Writing the Revolution – Jewish Lives by George Prochnik from Blackwell’s.


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 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.


In Association with the Jewish Review of Books

Heinrich Heine: Poet, Writer, Critic

George Prochnik & Abraham Socher

Jewish Book Week 2021

Date & start time:Thu 4 Mar – 12pm
Price:£9.50
Performers:Abraham Socher, George Prochnik
Genres:Jewish Book Week, Online Events, Words

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