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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Hi Sontag wrote this, the first of her four novels, in the early sixties, when the Freudian theory of dream interpretation still held water.

You may have already requested this item. I love this weird book about dreams! Eo would never know the result until you read the last paragraph!! I have not read that. Hippolyte has nothing godlike or goddesslike about him.

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More important, The Benefactor is a novel about ideas-especially religious ideas-unlike any other: Add a review and share your thoughts with other readers.

Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Hippolyte hides her for a while and is relieved when she leaves.

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I saw the movie again in high school during a lecture on dreams in a psychology class and was re-traumatized all over again. Transparence means experiencing the luminousness of the thing in itself, of things being what they are. He lives in Paris.

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I susab the reader not to avail himself of this simple way out, without at least considering my own example. I read it because it is on the list of My Big Fat Reading Project and because I am reading everything I can by women known to be intellectuals, outside of the usual box of female fiction writers, and possessed of a prickly nature.

Johnson rated it it was amazing. Despite its utter uniqueness in his experience, the event passes as if it were nothing more significant than a recent shower. Please enter recipient e-mail address es.

The Benefactor

When Frau Anders turns up undead, he decides to redecorate and give to her a house his father left him. Please enter recipient e-mail songag es. The E-mail message field is required.


Why have you become such an evil loner, Hippolyte? Reviews User-contributed reviews Add a review and share your thoughts with other readers. I thought about that a lot while reading this book, even though the story lines are pretty freaking different. As she fades, Hippolyte invites Jean-Jacques back into their lives.

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The specific requirements or preferences of your reviewing publisher, classroom teacher, institution or organization should be applied. It is sussn if Sontag wants to signify, through Hippolyte’s incuriousness, his benefator immersion in his dream life.

Preview this item Preview this item. But what I think is happening here is I like Sontag as an essayist. This is Susan Sontag’s first novel and the first thing I have read by her. For him dream life and logic have overtaken reality. Privacy Policy Terms and Conditions. The narrator is a man preoccupied with his dreams.

Here Hippolyte meets Jean-Jacques. Frau Anders, who’s Jewish, shows up running from the Nazis. Your rating has been recorded.

Susan Sontag

In her essay, Sontag stresses the injustice of interpreting the work of art for the audience. Please enter your name. Find a copy in the library Finding libraries that hold this item Thanks for telling us about the problem. If there were no speaking or writing, there would be no sonyag about anything.