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Gender MALE
Location New York City, Europe
Introduction Curious. Xenophile. Friendly. Likes to hear other people's stories but hates to be bored. Solitary, or why would I be at home doing this?
Interests Beautiful old cities, beautiful old forests, operas (especially if they're old and I haven't heard them yet), live theater of all varieties, Broadway songs of the golden age (roughly 1920-70), religion (as social phenomenon), family (as a social phenomenon), history (especially pre-World War I), archaeology, geological history, magic.
Favorite Movies Rules of the Game, Forbidden Planet, The Lady Eve, Ninotchka, Sudden Fear, Tootsie, The Man Who Would Be King, Shame (I. Bergman), Senso (Visconti), Kind Hearts and Coronets, Dishonored, all of Almodovar.
Favorite Music "Auf dem Wasser zu Singen" (Schubert), which I want to have sung at my funeral. "Speak Low" (Nash/Weill), the finest of Broadway love songs. Operas: Les Troyens, Parsifal, Frau ohne Schatten, Jenufa, Carlo di Borgogna, Euryanthe, Maria di Rohan, Il ritorno di Ulisse in patria. Beethoven's 7th, 2nd mvmt. One of these days I'm really going to have to explore Punk Rock.
Favorite Books The Magus (Fowles), Damascus Gate (Stone), Job (Joseph Roth), Wuthering Heights, Emma, The Leopard (Lampedusa), The King Must Die (Renault), My Name is Red (Pamuk), Remembrance of Things Past.

Your people want to make a statue in your honor. What will it be made out of and what victory will it commemorate?

Malachite. (Goes with everything.) Mine, over myself.