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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But this was her first book and clearly shows her genius, and I should reserve judgment until I read at least the second book, Death Kit: Allow this favorite library to be seen by others Keep this favorite library private. I’m not sure if I dig her all that much as an author, which sort of skntag me feel like a tool. Hippolyte is inept as anything but a dreamer.

Please select Ok if you would like to proceed with this request anyway. Sontag’s first novel explores the borders between the dream world and “real” life. Feb 23, S.

Oct 10, Coffee. Para mi gusto, El Benefactor es una obra fallida. I felt like this was an inside joke that I wasn’t in on. Your Web browser is not enabled for JavaScript. I can’t wait to read more susqn Sontag’s fiction. While I’m surprised to generalize like this, I have to say it’s a very “male” book, and if I hadn’t known, I would easily assume the author was a man.

The Benefactor

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. She had achieved her freedom, which coincided with the fulfillment of her fantasy. Jan 18, Isa Flores-Jones rated it liked it.


There would only be what is. It has a rather Hessian flavor, especially at the beginning, but many surprising twists. Xontag una historia de tipo existencialista.

Privacy Policy Terms and Conditions. I have not read that. Johnson rated it it was amazing. Aug 16, mwpm rated it it was amazing Shelves: You may have already requested this item. Goodreads helps you keep track sksan books you want to read. I spent a long time on this book a while ago; it’s one of those that makes you think. In the case of literary analysis, the content is interpreted for others. Trivia About The Benefactor. 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.

Remember me on this computer. Search WorldCat Find items in libraries near you. Thanks for telling us about the problem. More important, The Benefactor is a novel about ideas-especially religious ideas-unlike any other: How well can the academic interpret the individual author for benefachor benefit of others readers? Hippolyte continues to dream, his true passion. Please choose whether or not you want other users to be able to see on your profile that this library is a favorite of yours.


It was a difficult read. Seremos extremos- pues seremos perfectos. Preview this item Preview this item.

I saw the movie again in high school during a lecture on dreams in a psychology class and was re-traumatized all over again. Published a few years apart, the germ of “Against Interpretation” is present in The Benefactor.

It is as if Sontag wants to signify, through Hippolyte’s incuriousness, his total immersion in his dream life. She also explores ideas suwan memory and how it’s difficult to know for sure what really happened versus what is being remembered, and how can one verify which is which.

The Benefactor by Susan Sontag

We know today from the work of neuroscientists that there is no consensus on what dreams mean, if anything. My reading of The Benefactor was unavoidably influenced by simultaneously reading Sontag’s essay, ” Against Interpretation “. She haunts him for the rest suasn his life.

Our task is to cut back content so that we can see the thing at all. Nov 11, Judy rated it liked it Shelves: Hippolyta bneefactor Queen of the Amazons in Greek mythology. He lives in Paris. In content, I sense influences of Sartre, Beckett and Camus in particular, but I shant go into details or give away spoilers.