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Fire Backstage: Philip Rieff and the Monastery of Culture Cain Elliott

Fire Backstage: Philip Rieff and the Monastery of Culture

Cain Elliott

Published April 2nd 2014
ISBN : 9781306558266
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161 pages
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At present, the name and writings of Philip Rieff (1922-2006) hang under a sign of neglect. This book is an attempt to identify precisely what has been lost through this lack of critical attention, arguing that Rieffs lifework marks a singularMoreAt present, the name and writings of Philip Rieff (1922-2006) hang under a sign of neglect. This book is an attempt to identify precisely what has been lost through this lack of critical attention, arguing that Rieffs lifework marks a singular contribution to the fields of reactionary apocalyptics and social and cultural studies. Providing a working definition for the horizon of contemporary Jewish philosophy, this book also suggests how Rieff uniquely contributes to this field of speculative inquiry with an insufficiently appreciated, but essential, theory of psycho-theology