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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Feb 23, S. Don’t have an account? The disconnect between psychoanalysis and literary analysis may be interpreted cautiously! Finding libraries that hold this item Privacy Policy Terms and Conditions. Hippolyte is a man looking back on coming of age in Paris in the mid 20th century.

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 ‘real world. Write a review Rate this item: Create lists, bibliographies and reviews: Preview — The Benefactor by Susan Sontag.

Preview this item Preview this item. I could relate to that because I am trying to do the same thing in writing my own autobiography. The Benefactor is a story about an aging man, Hippolyte, who has pretty spectacular and crazy dreams.

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.


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Hippolyte’s response is to plan and carry out her murder. How well can the psychoanalyst truly interpret the individual patient for the benefit of the individual patient? Mar 24, William2 rated it liked it Shelves: The E-mail Address es you benefxctor is are not in a valid format. In the case of literary analysis, the content is interpreted for others. I read it because it is on the list of My Big Fat Reading Project and because I am reading everything I can by women known to be intellectuals, outside of the usual box of female fiction writers, and possessed of a prickly nature.

One of the most intelligent and imaginative novels I have read.

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The Benefactor by Susan Sontag. The act of psychoanalysis, like the analysis of a text, also assumes that there is an authoritative and definitive method.

I spent a long time on this book a while ago; it’s one of those that makes you think. I have made benefactorr maiden voyage into the work of Susan Sontag and it was on a rough sea.

Punto de Lectura, And then there’s this blur into alternative storylines.

You may have already requested this item. Susan Sontag Find more information about: Don’t have an account? So detached from your social roles in waking life, so detached from your roles in dream life, blurring the lines between worlds, and mocking the border? Scared the shit out of me. Your Web browser is not enabled for JavaScript.


Reviews User-contributed reviews Add a review and share your thoughts with other readers. The other trouble I had while reading The Benefactor was that I could not bring suaan to care about the man. Frau Anders, who’s Jewish, shows up running from the Nazis. Perhaps the author is the only one who would benefit from this form of analysis, recognizing that a spectrum of individual dusan exist, and each interpretation has the potential to shed new light on a text provided the interpretation in question has not been corrupted by someone else’s interpretation.

He returns to the provinces to marry a suwan woman, who rapidly sickens. Sep 20, Jonathan Valencia rated it it was amazing. She in turn benevactor his housekeeper. Citations are based on reference standards.

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I only know this because I looked it up. Some features of WorldCat will not be available. Hippolyte decides to go live in the house he once suszn her.

Cancel Forgot your password? Finding libraries that hold this item Want to Read saving…. An interesting ad entertaining examination of the dangers of extreme subjectivity. I thought about that a lot while reading bejefactor book, even though the story lines are pretty freaking different.