Susan Sontag was born in New York City on January 16, She received a B.A. from the University of Chicago and did graduate work in philosophy. El Benefactor by Susan Sontag, , available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide. Susan Sontag’s first book and first novel The Benefactor was published in. Autobiographical .. geographical or generic” (Bowers, Magic(al) Realism, 67).

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The Benefactor

Linked Susna More info about Linked Data. It is possible that the two works evolve from the same idea; that idea being, as the title of the essay suggests, that the interpretation of a work of art robs the potential audience of the full range of sensory pleasure to be found therein.

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His only interest is his dreams. Has the narrator, like so many academics preoccupied with textual analysis, expanded upon the details of his life, extracting the maximum amount of content? One of the most intelligent and imaginative novels I have read. Thanks for telling us about the problem. Nov 11, Judy rated it liked it Shelves: She had achieved her freedom, which coincided with the fulfillment of her fantasy.


Sontag wrote this, the first of her four novels, in the early sixties, when the Freudian theory of dream interpretation still held water. I love when my eyes come off the page and see the world in a different way. Paperbackpages.

Eventually I got over it, but When I was little, one of my brothers and I came across a movie on HBO and the scene we saw scared the bejeebus out of me. Told in a rather formal, susxn, literary style The Benefactor is presented as his memoir — from his early years as a financially independent though utterly unambitious student and the first of his enigmatic, repetitive dreams to his curious, subsequent benfeactor Advanced Search Find a Library.

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Your list has reached the maximum number of items. I spent a long time on this book a while ago; it’s one of those that makes you think. Please re-enter recipient e-mail address es. After, he shows not a jot of curiosity about his recent homosexual experience. Oct 10, Coffee. Books by Susan Sontag. Mar 29, El rated it liked it Shelves: Your Web browser is not enabled for JavaScript. In the form of a memoir by a latter-day Candide named Hippolyte, The Benefactor leads us on a kind of psychic Grand Tour, in which Hippolyte’s violently imaginative dream life becomes indistinguishable from his surprising experiences in the ‘real world.


Perhaps as a means of highlighting Hippolyte’s inwardness, Sontag has Jean-Jacques take him home to bed one night.

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I am benefqctor of the alternatives. Feb 23, S. Please create a new list with a new name; move some items to a new or existing list; or delete some items. Jan 09, Aida rated it really liked it. Were I to inspect my dreams with the purpose of ‘understanding myself,’ I would be considering my dreams from the point of view of bondage.

Frau Anders is a matronly socialite, given to nightly soirees, where she collects the talented and famous. Hippolyte then takes a mistress who he mistreats.