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Turns Out Susan Sontag’s Actual First Book Was The One Her Husband Put His Name On And Made His Career With

A new biography by Benjamin Moser argues, citing previously unreleased correspondence as well as textual analysis, that Philip Rieff’s Freud: The Mind of the Moralist, which launched his academic career, was actually written (or rewritten) by Sontag, who had married Rieff when she was 17 — and that she relinquished rights to the book as part of her divorce settlement in order to avoid a custody fight over her son. – The Guardian
Tags: Art, Words, Susan Sontag, Sontag, Benjamin Moser, Rieff, Philip Rieff, 05.13.19

Susan Sontag was true author of ex-husband's book, biography claims

Sontag: Her Life says she wrote Freud: The Mind of the Moralist by Philip Rieff, whom she married at 17A new biography of Susan Sontag is set to claim that the American writer was the true author of her first husband Philip Rieff’s seminal work Freud: The Mind of the Moralist.Out in September, Sontag: Her Life by Benjamin Moser lays out textual and anecdotal evidence that Sontag was not only the unofficial co-author of the 1959 analysis of Freud, which has long been known. Then in her 20s, the c...
Tags: Books, US news, Culture, Sigmund Freud, Freud, Susan Sontag, Sontag, Benjamin Moser, Rieff, Biography books, Philip Rieff, Her Life

Weekend A La Carte (March 2)

There are just a few Kindle deals to look at today. Also, Christian Audio has their free audio book of the month ready for download. (Yesterday on the blog: New and Notable Books for March) The West is a Third World Country: The Relevance of Philip Rieff This one will take a bit of time and concentration, but it’s worth it. “ Perhaps one of the most confusing aspects of this present age is the sheer speed with which unquestioned orthodoxies—for example, the nature of marriage...
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