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The Benefactor: A Novel Paperback – June 1, 2002
Frequently Bought Together
From Library Journal
Released in 1963 and 1967, respectively, these are Sontag's first and second novels. In The Benefactor, protagonist Hippolyte "depends on his dreams to direct the course of his life" (LJ 9/1/63). The story, which unfolds over a 60-year period, might itself be a dream. Death Kit is no less cerebral.
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“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
“Originality, economy of language, brilliance . . . There is a Kafka-esque quality to The Benefactor.” ―Newsday
“Remarkable . . . Its ancestors are Baudelaire, Kafka, and perhaps in the distance Dostoyevsky and Proust.” ―John Wain
“A major writer . . . I especially admired how she can make a real story out of dreams and thoughts.” ―Hannah Arendt