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Philip Rieff

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Philip Rieff was born in Chicago in 1922 and received his doctorate from the University of Chicago in 1954. He taught at Brandeis University, the University of California at Berkeley, and Harvard University. For thirty years, until his retirement in 1992, he was the Benjamin Franklin Professor of Sociology and University Professor at the University of Pennsylvania. His books include Freud: The Mind of the Moralist and The Triumph of the Therapeutic. Rieff died in July 2006.

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Charisma
The Gift of Grace, and How It Has Been Taken Away from Us
Written by Philip Rieff


Format: Trade Paperback, 288 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: March 11, 2008
Price: $15.95

Charisma has come to be understood today as a special gift or talent that celebrities–artistic performers, athletes, movie stars, or political leaders–possess, a quality that makes their lives exemplary and transforms them into objects of universal appeal or attraction.

In Charisma, Philip Rieff explores the emergence and evolution of this mysterious and... Read more >
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Charisma
The Gift of Grace, and How It Has Been Taken Away from Us
Written by Philip Rieff


Format: eBook, 288 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: December 10, 2008
Price: $13.99

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