George Prochnik is the author of Putnam Camp: Sigmund Freud, James Jackson Putnam & The Purpose of American Psychology. His most recent essays have been published in The New York Times, The Boston Globe and Cabinet magazine. His new book, In Pursuit of Silence – Listening for Meaning in a World of Noise, was published by Doubleday on April 6, 2010.
Confusion is one of [Zweigs] finest and most exemplary works…a perfect reminder of, or introduction to, Zweigs economy and subtlety as a writer. —Robert Macfarlane, The Times Literary Supplement