David Rieff





David Rieff


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September 28, 1952

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David Rieff is an American polemicist and pundit. His books have focused on issues of immigration, international conflict, and humanitarianism.

Average rating: 3.83 · 3,867 ratings · 439 reviews · 35 distinct works · Similar authors
A Bed for the Night: Humani...

3.71 avg rating — 293 ratings — published 2002 — 9 editions
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Swimming in a Sea of Death:...

3.14 avg rating — 311 ratings — published 2007 — 17 editions
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Slaughterhouse: Bosnia and ...

3.76 avg rating — 80 ratings — published 1995 — 6 editions
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In Praise of Forgetting: Hi...

3.62 avg rating — 42 ratings — published 2016 — 4 editions
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Los Angeles

3.58 avg rating — 26 ratings — published 1991 — 4 editions
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At the Point of a Gun: Demo...

3.32 avg rating — 31 ratings — published 2005 — 5 editions
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The Reproach of Hunger: Foo...

3.39 avg rating — 23 ratings — published 2015 — 9 editions
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The Exile: Cuba in the Hear...

3.44 avg rating — 16 ratings — published 1993 — 4 editions
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Against Remembrance

3.14 avg rating — 21 ratings — published 2011 — 6 editions
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Going to Miami: Exiles, Tou...

3.25 avg rating — 12 ratings — published 1988 — 3 editions
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“All major religious traditions accept that suffering and death are simply part of life. The deep radicalism of humanitarian action is its belief that people are not made to suffer.”
David Rieff, A Bed for the Night: Humanitarianism in Crisis

“Perhaps we become accustomed to our grief and, as it becomes increasingly familiar, increasingly part of the emotional landscape, it becomes a dullness. But there is no closure, no forgetting. One mourns those one has loved who have died until one joins them. It happens soon enough.”
David Rieff, Swimming in a Sea of Death: A Son's Memoir

“She thought the world a charnel house…and couldn’t get enough of it. She thought herself unhappy…and wanted to live, unhappy, for as long as she possibly could.”
David Rieff, Swimming in a Sea of Death: A Son's Memoir

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