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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It looks post-modernist and the author never lets you forget that you are reading a book, but I suspect The Benefactor first published in has more to do with exploring the byways of nihilism, existentialism, and gnosticism than playing literary games. Why have you become such an evil loner, Hippolyte?

El Benefactor

Some features of WorldCat will not be available. The E-mail Address es you entered is are not in a valid format. Where in the narrative did the narrator first depart from reality? Told in a rather formal, old-fashioned, literary style The Benefactor is presented as his memoir — from sotag early years as a financially independent though benefavtor unambitious student and the first of his enigmatic, repetitive dreams to his curious, subsequent acts: Please enter the message.

Sontag did a pretty decent job of writing a book from the perspective of a year-old disillusioned man, so that if someone picked up the book and started reading with no idea who the author was I guarantee they would think the book was written by beefactor man.


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More important, The Benefactor is a novel about ideas-especially religious ideas-unlike any other: You already recently rated this item.

He falls in with a professor of obscure religions. Indeed, some researchers have called dreams meaningless, nothing more than an overactive brain repeating recent stimuli during the nightly period of sonfag deprivation.

You may send this item to up to five recipients. In the case of psychoanalysis, the past or inner life is interpreted for the venefactor. Tiene una esposa literalmente de adorno. Aug 23, Carlos Puig rated it it was ok. The Benefactor is a story about an aging man, Hippolyte, who has pretty spectacular and crazy dreams. Hippolyte hides her for a while and is relieved when she leaves.

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I love this weird book about dreams! Scared the shit out sintag me. Nov 13, Josh A rated it it was amazing. Trivia About The Benefactor. I am aware of the alternatives.

My reading of The Benefactor was unavoidably sisan by henefactor reading Sontag’s essay, ” Against Interpretation “. I have only to consider my dreams as free, as autonomous, in order to be free of them – at least as free as any human being has any right to be.


He returns to the provinces to marry a young woman, who rapidly sickens. Hi Sontag wrote this, the first of her four novels, in the early sixties, when the Freudian theory of dream interpretation still held water. WorldCat is the world’s largest library catalog, helping you find library materials online.

I can’t think of many other books that fit that bill, except for maybe??? The name field is required. His only interest is his dreams.

I only know songag because I looked it up. Not necessarily with the interpretation of his dreams in the Freudian sense, but with the practical application of his dreams to his life.

Sontag, mostrando todas sus referencias. Preview — The Benefactor by Susan Sontag. In the case of literary analysis, the content is interpreted for others. The main character of this book decides to quit all the things he is doing in life to suan and live out h I spent a long time on this book a while ago; it’s one of those that makes you think.