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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 final part is just fantastic. Books by Susan Sontag. I love this weird book about dreams!

Write a review Rate this item: Spanish View all editions and formats. I have made my maiden voyage into the work of Susxn Sontag and it was on a rough sea.

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We know today from the work of neuroscientists that there is no consensus on what dreams mean, if anything. Transparence means experiencing the luminousness of the thing in itself, of things being what they are.

Hippolyte, the arch-existentialist, finds meaning in life through looking inwards — to his dreams. His friend Jean-Jacques is a homosexual prostitute and thief who lives a dangerous night life. I would then see how my dreams reflect my enslavement to my own character, its limited themes, its stale anxieties.

Please enter recipient e-mail address es. Sontag’s first novel explores the borders between the dream world and “real” life.


Told in a rather formal, old-fashioned, literary style The Benefactor is presented bdnefactor 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: I am interested in my dreams from the point of view of freedom.

May 06, Benefacgor added it. I found the book elegant and annoying, incomprehensible and yet very sensible. Your list has reached the maximum number of items.

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He also caroused with his friend Jean-Jacques, an author by day and a secret male hustler by night. The name field is required. Add a review and share your thoughts with other readers.

One – Seven 12 22 Jun 08, He returns to the provinces to marry a young woman, who rapidly sickens. Jan 16, Dylan benefacto it it was amazing. Hippolyta was Queen of the Amazons in Greek mythology.

You would never know the result until you read the last paragraph!!

This is Susan Sontag’s first novel and the first thing I have read by her. He applied to one graduate school because he dreamed he would go there, and is now applying to one company because he dreamed he would work there. Please create a new list with a new name; move some items to a new or existing list; or delete some items. May 06, Paul added it.

Perhaps it’s because this is her first novel but I’ll read more in the future for sure. In the case of literary analysis, the content is interpreted for others.


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Benefwctor he unceremoniously dumps Frau Anders, he takes up with her more libertine daughter, Lucrezia. I don’t know, I love Susan Sontag’s interviews – she comes across as a straightforward and brilliant woman as she does in the quotes and passages I’ve read of hers but honestly speaking this novel didn’t really do anything memorable to me.

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WorldCat is the world’s largest library catalog, helping you find library materials online. So far, so good, but I’d like to see him have some dreams like the ones in this book and see what happens then. If there were no speaking or writing, there would be no truth about anything. Twelve – Seventeen 14 18 Jul 18,