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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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 venefactor this book a while ago; it’s one of those that makes you think.

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I have made my maiden voyage into the work of Susan Sontag and it was on a rough sea. However, formatting rules can vary widely between applications and fields of interest or study.

How well can the academic interpret the individual author for the benefit sonhag others readers? I felt like this was an inside joke that I wasn’t in on. Where in the narrative did the narrator first depart from reality?


Please select Ok if you would like to proceed with this request anyway. 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. In content, I sense influences of Sartre, Beckett and Camus in particular, but I shant go into details or give away spoilers.

For him dream life and logic have overtaken reality.

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Feb 23, S. As a kid I went through a phase of being too scared to open the big closet in the family room. dontag

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Published a few years apart, the germ of “Against Interpretation” is present in The Benefactor. Please enter recipient e-mail address es. Hippolyte is for the most part drawn to women. 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. Add a review and share your thoughts with other readers.

Your rating has been recorded. I can’t wait to read more of Sontag’s fiction. Here Hippolyte meets Jean-Jacques. And then there’s this blur into alternative storylines.

Eventually I got over it, but the scene is pretty stuck in my mind. Sontag’s book is a strange dream-like spntag about Hypolite and his decisions in life, but above all that is a novel about ideas. In his youth, Hippolyte was given permission by his indulgent father to live in Paris with a stipend and do whatever he desired.


His fling with her ends just in time for Frau Anders return. Don’t have an account? 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. Un tipo viejo que recuerda cuando era joven, ocioso y snob para mi gusto.

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El Benefactor

The narrator addresses this tendency most directly with hindsight at the end of the novel: Nov 13, Josh A rated it it was amazing. Not necessarily with the interpretation of his dreams in the Freudian sense, but with the practical application of his dreams to his life.

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His only interest is his dreams. You already recently rated this item.