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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Cancel Forgot your password? Hippolyte, the arch-existentialist, finds meaning in life benefator looking inwards — to his dreams. 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. The fringe professor of religion expounds laughably at the wife’s funeral. Please verify that you are not a robot.

El Benefactor

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Sontag’s first novel explores the borders between the dream world and “real” life. One – Seven 12 22 Jun 08, Muy pretenciosa, poco narrativa, cansadora, latera. Jul 27, Alan D. He returns to the provinces to marry a young woman, who rapidly sickens.


My reading sontav The Benefactor was unavoidably influenced by simultaneously reading Sontag’s essay, ” Against Interpretation “. Preview — The Benefactor by Susan Sontag. Hippolyte hides her for a while and is relieved when she leaves. Beneath the surface of what is seen or otherwise presented, for analysis to be undertaken, there is first the assumption of ek subtext. I have made my maiden voyage into the work of Susan Sontag and it was on a rough sea.

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Please re-enter recipient e-mail address es. And how much of his story can be interpreted as his “real” experience vs. Es una historia de tipo existencialista. Hippolyta was Queen of the Amazons in Greek mythology. I can’t wait to read more of Sontag’s fiction. Sep 20, Jonathan Valencia rated it it was amazing. The narrator here, Hippolyte, evinces a powerful inwardness and love of solitude. Feb 23, S. Open Preview See a Problem? 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: It’s been 25 years since I’ve read this book, but it’s one of those stories that sticks with you.


The Benefactor is a story about an aging man, Hippolyte, who has pretty spectacular and crazy dreams. The specific requirements or preferences of your reviewing publisher, classroom teacher, institution or organization should be applied. Your rating has been recorded.

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Some features of WorldCat will not be available. Though it does that too In content, I sense influences of Sartre, Beckett and Camus in particular, but I shant go into details or give away spoilers. I love when my eyes come off the page and see the world in a different way.

How well can the psychoanalyst truly interpret the individual patient for the benefit of the individual patient? The cover reads “A novel of strange dreams and self-discovery” and the cover image is M. The suaan addresses this tendency most directly with hindsight at the end of the novel: