Philip Rieff and the Monastery of Culture
The generosity of various institutions and individuals have brought this text to print. The original draft was abridged and corrected with a manuscript grant from the Taube Foundation for Jewish Life & Culture, and its publication was supported by the Polish Academy of Sciences and the ResPublica Foundation. Having spent years in study, I have happily acquired debts of gratitude to many teachers and friends, especially Todd Armstrong, Adam Lipszyc, Henry W. Morisada Rietz, Agata Bielik-Robson, and Tyler Roberts. Additionally, I have to thank Charles Turner for having introduced me to the writings of Rieff. Thanks are also in order for many members of my family. Monika Elliott and Benjamin Elliott were especially considerate in continuing to play with me, de- spite interruptions resulting from studies and writing. Meagan Elliott, Benjamin Herman, Nancy Lerner, and Paul Wainright all have to be thanked for taking exhausting turns in listening to me. This essay is dedicated to my parents, Rich- ard Elliott and Linda Elliott. Their devotion and understanding has made the un- usual itinerary of my life both possible and enjoyable. C. Cain Elliott Warsaw, 5773/2013
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