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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Allow this favorite library to be seen by others Keep this favorite library private. Sontag wrote this, the first of her four novels, in the early sixties, when the Freudian theory of dream interpretation still held water. The E-mail message field is required. Escher’s Hand With Reflecting Sphere which is pretty fitting since it’s a self-portrait and all.

Create lists, bibliographies and reviews: Paperbackpages. She had achieved her freedom, which coincided with the fulfillment of her fantasy.


Me declaro admirador de Susan Sontag. Mar 16, Nicholas Dicarlo rated it really liked it. Jul 20, J. Eight – Eleven 2 14 May 26, Hippolyte, the arch-existentialist, finds meaning in life through looking inwards — to his dreams. Remember me on this computer.

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The Benefactor

Hippolyte is a man looking back on coming of age in Paris in the mid 20th century. Trippy, disturbing, and delightful.

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It is as if Sontag wants to signify, through Hippolyte’s incuriousness, his total immersion in his dream life. Oct 10, Coffee. Find a copy in the library Finding libraries that hold this item Preview — The Benefactor by Susan Sontag.

She haunts him for the rest bemefactor his life. Privacy Policy Terms and Conditions. The specific requirements or preferences of your reviewing publisher, classroom teacher, institution or organization should be applied.

The function of criticism should be to show how it is what it is, even that it is what it is, rather than to show what it means. Why have you become such an evil loner, Hippolyte? Lists with This Book. Hippolyte decides to go live in the osntag he once gave her.


Reviews User-contributed reviews Add a review and share your thoughts with other readers. In her essay, Sontag stresses the injustice of interpreting the work of art for the audience. If there were no speaking or writing, there would be no truth about anything. He mulls her newfound happiness: Finding libraries that hold this item Mar 24, William2 rated it liked it Shelves: I felt like this was an inside joke that I wasn’t in on.

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