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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His friend Jean-Jacques is a homosexual prostitute and thief who lives a dangerous night life. Johnson rated it it was amazing.
This statement may give the reader a basic summary of Sontag’s essay, but it doesn’t begin to explain the complexity of her novel. But, alas, she survives! 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. Please enter your name. There Hippolyte sells her to a native merchant, and returns home without her.
Perhaps it’s because this is her first novel but I’ll read more in the future for sure. Finding libraries that hold this item Would you also like to submit a review for this item?
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Preview this item Preview this item. Search WorldCat Find items in libraries eo you. This statement may give the reader a b My reading of The Benefactor was unavoidably influenced by simultaneously reading Sontag’s essay, ” Against Interpretation “. My reading of The Benefactor was unavoidably influenced by simultaneously reading Sontag’s essay, ” Against Interpretation “.
Home About Help Search. 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: Frau Anders is a matronly socialite, given to nightly soirees, where she collects the talented and famous.
This is Susan Sontag’s first novel and the first thing I have read by her. Hippolyte, the arch-existentialist, finds meaning in life through looking inwards — to his dreams. I would then see how my dreams reflect my enslavement to my own character, its limited themes, its stale anxieties. The name field is required.
Mar 24, William2 rated it liked it Shelves: His dream-world becomes often combined with his real life, and through the narrative I found it hard at times to discern if I was reading a dream or reality. May 25, Steven Pennebaker rated it really liked it. Add a review and share your thoughts with other readers.
Please verify that you are not a robot. The name field is required. I saw the movie again in high ssuan during susam lecture on dreams in a psychology class and was re-traumatized all over again.
Has the narrator, like so many academics preoccupied with textual analysis, expanded upon the details of his life, extracting the maximum amount of content? The narrator here, Hippolyte, evinces a powerful inwardness and love of solitude.
Your request to send this item has been completed. Please enter your name. Jan 09, Aida rated it really liked it. And how susxn of his story can be interpreted as his “real” experience vs.
Nov 13, Josh A rated it ell was amazing. The specific requirements or preferences of your reviewing publisher, classroom teacher, institution or organization should be applied. In the case of psychoanalysis, the past or inner life is interpreted for the individual. Perhaps as a means of highlighting Hippolyte’s inwardness, Sontag has Jean-Jacques take him home to bed one night.