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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I saw the movie again in high school during a lecture on dreams in a psychology class and was re-traumatized all over again. The premise of this faux memoir is that Hippolyte does finally come to a certain understanding about who he is and the life he has lived. The question that remains for a second reading is: I’m not sure it’s what I expected from Susan Sontag.

The Benefactor by Susan Sontag

Not necessarily with the interpretation of his dreams in the Freudian sense, but with the practical application of his dreams to his life. Create lists, bibliographies and reviews: When he shows up in a Gestapo uniform, incidentally Hippolyte breaks a chair over his back, knocking him unconscious.

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Home About Help Search. More important, The Benefactor is a novel about ideas-especially religious ideas-unlike any other: Mar 29, El rated it liked it Shelves: It may seem odd that, just at this point, in discussing a dream which presented me with so sontagg an image of my own benefactoe, I should speak of freedom.


Twelve – Seventeen 14 18 Jul 18, Add a review and share your thoughts with other readers. Trippy, disturbing, and delightful.

The Benefactor

I am aware of the alternatives. Perhaps the author is the only one who would benefit from this form of analysis, recognizing that a spectrum of individual interpretations exist, and each interpretation has the potential to shed new light on a text provided the benefaactor in question has not been corrupted by someone else’s interpretation.

There would only be what is. I thought about that a lot while reading this book, even though the story lines are pretty freaking different.

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Why have you become such an evil loner, Hippolyte? Mar 16, Nicholas Dicarlo rated it really liked it. Reviews User-contributed reviews Add a review and share your thoughts with other readers. I am not interested in my dreams, in other words, from the point of view of psychology. Please select Ok if you would like to proceed with this request anyway.

I know that Sontag shares these literary obsessions with myself, and after reading this novel very much look forward to her essays, which cover familiar and loved territory for me. Linked Data More info about Linked Data.

suszn There Hippolyte sells her to a native merchant, and returns home without her. Sontag, mostrando todas sus referencias. Susan Sontag Find more information about: Jul 20, J. So far, so good, but I’d like to see him have some dreams like the ones in this book and see what happens then. I am interested in my dreams from the point of view of freedom. This book is not yet featured on Listopia.


His friend Jean-Jacques is a homosexual prostitute and thief who lives a dangerous night life. Remember me on this computer. Sep 03, Jen Saldarriaga added it. In the form of susaj memoir by a benefadtor 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. You already recently rated this item. The narrator is a man preoccupied with his dreams.

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Nov 11, Judy rated it liked it Shelves: It’s been 25 years since I’ve read this book, but it’s one of those stories that sticks with you. Susan Sontag Find more information about: Books by Susan Sontag. Eso es la muerte.

Events in life make me think about it almost every year, just as it just did yesterday, so I wanted to mention it.