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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Jan 09, Aida rated it really liked it. The disconnect between psychoanalysis and literary analysis may be interpreted cautiously!

El Benefactor

Seremos extremos- pues seremos perfectos. Some features of WorldCat will not be available. Your list has reached the maximum number of items.

Please enter your name. So detached from your social roles in waking life, so detached from your roles in dream life, blurring the lines between worlds, and mocking the ssontag You may have already requested this item.

After, he shows not a jot of curiosity about his recent homosexual experience.

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I’m behefactor sure it’s what I expected from Susan Sontag. The main character of this book decides to quit all the things he is doing in life to interpret and live out h I spent a long time on this book a while ago; it’s one of those that makes you think. Suddenly, Frau Anders shows up at Hippolyte’s door, so it can’t be her who is sitting in the kitchen in a housekeeper’s uniform.

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. Es una historia de tipo existencialista. More important, The Benefactor is a novel about ideas-especially religious ideas-unlike any other: Cancel Forgot your password? He began to have disturbing dreams and spent most of his time alone interpreting those dreams while trying to relate them to his waking life.


You may have already requested this item. Hippolyte hides her for a while and is relieved when she leaves. Allow this favorite library to be seen by others Keep this favorite library private.

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

Create lists, bibliographies and reviews: Jan 16, Dylan rated it it was amazing. I can’t wait to read more of Sontag’s fiction. In the blurbs and reviews of this book, he is compared to Candide, the main character in Voltaire’s novel of that title. It’s been 25 years since I’ve read this book, but it’s one of those stories that sticks with you.

As she fades, Hippolyte invites Jean-Jacques back into their lives. In all the book you can perceive the deepness of Sontag’s thoughts about a lot of topics, but specially about dreams. It may seem odd that, just at this point, in discussing a dream which presented me with so clear an image of my own enslavement, I should speak of freedom. I saw the movie again in high school during a lecture on dreams in a psychology class and was re-traumatized all over again.

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No trivia or quizzes yet. Jul 20, J. Preview — The Benefactor by Susan Sontag. Write a review Rate this item: Aug 16, mwpm rated it it was amazing Shelves: After he unceremoniously dumps Frau Anders, he takes up with her more libertine daughter, Lucrezia. But what I think is happening here is I like Sontag as an essayist. This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Privacy Policy Terms and Conditions.


I spent a long time on this book a while ago; it’s one of those that makes you think. The specific requirements or preferences of your reviewing publisher, classroom teacher, institution or organization should be applied. Trippy, disturbing, and delightful. WorldCat is the world’s largest library catalog, helping you find library materials online.

As a kid I went through a phase of being too scared to open the big closet in the family room. He applied to one graduate school because he dreamed he would go there, and is now applying to one company because he dreamed he would work there. The E-mail message field is required. For that matter, I won’t even try to explain her novel; I would prefer to ssan that pleasure to the reader.

This statement may give the reader a b My reading of The Benefactor was unavoidably influenced by simultaneously reading Sontag’s essay, ” Against Interpretation “. Mar 29, El rated it liked it Shelves: I can’t think of many other books that fit that bill, except for maybe???

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. May 06, Dave added it. Hippolyte then takes a mistress who he mistreats. Please create a new list with a new name; move some benefactkr to a new or existing list; or delete some items.