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The Benefactor By Susan Sontag

The Benefactor
by Susan Sontag

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Leads us on a kind of psychic Grand Tour, in which a latter-day Candide named Hippolyte's violently imaginative dream life becomes indistinguishable from his surprising experiences in the 'real world'.
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The Benefactor Summary


The Benefactor by Susan Sontag

The Benefactor is Susan Sontag's first book and first novel. It was originally published in 1963, and introduced a unique writer to the world. 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'.

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The Benefactor Reviews


'An extraordinary, imaginative achievement that plays over the reader's senses with boldness, grace and daring.' - John Hawkes 'A highly original, brilliant tale of a self-centered, solitary dilettante whose dreams take over his life.' New York Post

About Susan Sontag


Susan Sontag was born in Manhattan in 1933 and studied at the universities of Chicago, Harvard and Oxford. Her non-fiction works include Against Interpretation, On Photography, Illness as Metaphor, AIDS and its Metaphors and Regarding the Pain of Others. She is also the author of four novels, a collection of stories and several plays. Her books are translated into thirty-two languages. In 2001 she was awarded the Jerusalem Prize for the body of her work, and in 2003 she received the Prince of Asturias Prize for Literature and the Peace Prize of the German Book Trade. She died in December 2004.

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GOR007169769
The Benefactor by Susan Sontag
Susan Sontag
Penguin Modern Classics
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Penguin Books Ltd
2009-07-02
288
0141190094
9780141190099
N/A
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