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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Don’t have an account? The danger of interpretation, Sontag affirms, is that it “takes the sensory experience of the work of art for granted, and proceeds from there.

Don’t have an account? He mulls her newfound happiness: Refresh and try again. With perseverance and attentive inactivity–the two would come together. Jan 06, Anjali rated it liked it.

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Told in a rather formal, old-fashioned, literary style The Benefactor is presented as his memoir — from his early years as a financially independent though utterly unambitious student and the first of his enigmatic, repetitive dreams to his curious, subsequent acts: We must learn to see more, to hear more, to feel more.

One of the most intelligent and imaginative novels I have read. You can be sober to read this, and it may or may not be improved if read while tripping.


For that matter, I won’t even try to explain her novel; I would prefer to benefctor that pleasure to the reader. Hippolyte decides to go live in the house he once gave her.

He began to have disturbing dreams and spent most of his time alone interpreting those dreams while trying to relate them to his bejefactor life.

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. Reviews User-contributed reviews Add a review and share your thoughts with benwfactor readers.

Why have you become such an evil loner, Hippolyte?

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Published a few years apart, the germ of “Against Interpretation” is present in The Benefactor. Find a copy in the library Finding libraries that hold this item She in turn becomes his housekeeper. However, formatting rules can vary widely between applications and fields of interest or study.

Frau Anders seems missed by no one.

Indeed, some researchers have called dreams meaningless, nothing more than an overactive brain repeating recent stimuli during the nightly period of sensory deprivation. The specific requirements or preferences of your reviewing publisher, classroom teacher, institution or organization should be applied.

He falls in with a professor of obscure religions. 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.


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Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. There Hippolyte sells her to a native merchant, and returns home without her.

Mar 29, El rated it liked it Shelves: Cancel Forgot your password? Write a review Rate this item: Preview this item Preview this item. Paperbackpages. It has a rather Hessian flavor, especially at the beginning, but many surprising twists.

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