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About me

Gender Male
Location Midwest, United States
Interests Traveling in Europe, Modernism in all its manifestations, Art, Literature, Old Master paintings (from the portraitists of Ancient Egypt to Pollock), the hidden history of American Leftism, Atheism, erotic art, Existentialism, European and Asian art films from 1955-75, The Beatles, the Stones, Dylan (Bob and Thomas), James Joyce
Favorite Movies Persona (Bergman), Vertigo (Hitchcock), The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie (Bunuel), Man With a Movie Camera (Vertov), Annie Hall (Allen), McCabe and Mrs. Miller (Altman), Les Quatre-Cent Coups (Truffaut), 8 1/2 (Fellini), The Passion of Joan of Arc (Dreyer), The Godfather trilogy (Coppola), Peeping Tom (Powell), Henry and June (Kaufman), Greed (von Stroheim), A Clockwork Orange (Kubrick), Murmur of the Heart (Malle), The Battle of Algiers (Pontecorvo), Koyaanisqatsi (Reggio), Cowards Bend the Knee (Maddin)
Favorite Music Charlie Parker, The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, The Band, Bob Dylan, John Coltrane, Sarah Vaughan, Igor Stravinsky, Beethoven, Alban Berg, Chopin, Richard Strauss, Bach, Bruce Springsteen, Nirvana
Favorite Books Ulysses (James Joyce), The Master and Margarita (Bulgakov), Lolita (Nabokov), The Unbearable Lightness of Being (Kundera), Candide (Voltaire), Complete plays and poems of Shakespeare, Against the Day (Pynchon), United States (Gore Vidal), Norton Anthology of Modern Poetry (2nd edition), Tristram Shandy (Sterne), One Hundred Years of Solitude (Garcia-Marquez), Jacques the Fatalist (Diderot), the Alice books (Carroll), Miss Lonelyhearts (West)