Swimming In A Sea Of Death

A Son's Memoir

David Rieff
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Swimming In A Sea Of Death
Swimming In A Sea Of Death

Subjects

Memoirs

Published

1 May 2008

ISBN

9780522855449

Weight

208g

Size

209mm x 139mm

Subjects

Memoirs

Imprint

Melbourne University Press

Swimming In A Sea Of Death

A Son's Memoir

David Rieff
David Rieff's loving tribute to his mother, the writer Susan Sontag, and her final battle with cancer.

Swimming in a Sea of Death is David Rieff's loving tribute to his mother, the writer Susan Sontag, and her final battle with cancer. Rieff's brave, passionate and unsparing witness of the last nine months of her life is both an intensely personal portrait of the relationship between a mother and a son, and a reflection on what it means to confront death in our culture.

David Rieff confronts his feelings in relation to his mother—the guilt, the self-questioning, the sense of not having done enough. And he tries to understand what it means to desire so desperately, as his mother did to the end of her life, and to try almost anything in order to go on living.

Swimming in a Sea of Death is David Rieff's loving tribute to his mother, the writer Susan Sontag, and her final battle with cancer. Rieff's brave, passionate and unsparing witness of the last nine months of her life is both an intensely personal portrait of the relationship between a mother and a son, and a reflection on what it means to confront death in our culture.

David Rieff confronts his feelings in relation to his mother—the guilt, the self-questioning, the sense of not having done enough. And he tries to understand what it means to desire so desperately, as his mother did to the end of her life, and to try almost anything in order to go on living.

David Rieff

David Rieff

David Rieff is a New York-based journalist and author. Now a contributing writer for the New York Times Magazine, he has written extensively for The Washington Post, The Los Angeles Times, The Wall Street Journal, Le Monde, El Pais, The New Republic, World Affairs, Harper's, The Atlantic Monthly, Foreign Affairs and The Nation. During the 1990s, he covered conflicts in Africa, the Balkans, and Central Asia. He is the author of eight books, including…

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