David Rieff

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swimming.jpgSwimming in a Sea of Death: A Son's Memoir (Simon & Schuster)
David Rieff accompanied his mother, Susan Sontag, through the medical ordeals that led to her death. We explore the death of this great writer, a woman who resisted consolation and maintained—to her last days—an enormous appetite for life.

  • Read an excerpt from Swimming in a Sea of Death.