James

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Gender MALE
Industry Banking
Occupation Retired
Location Chicago, Illinois, United States
Introduction The bookcase of early childhood is a man's companion for life. The arrangement of its shelves, the choice of books, the colors of spines are for him the color, height, and arrangement of world literature itself. As for books which were not included in that first bookcase--they were never to force their way into the universe of world literature. Every book in the first bookcase is, willy-nilly, a classic, and not one of them can ever be expelled. - Osip Mandelstam
Interests Literature, Poetry, Theater, Cinema, Philosophy, classical music, opera, running, the Music of the Spheres.
Favorite Movies The History Boys, Lawrence of Arabia, Educating Rita, North By Northwest, Topsy Turvy, A Man for All Seasons, Wings of Desire, Mrs. Henderson Presents, Laura, Shadow of a Doubt, Now Voyager, The Lion in Winter, Cabaret, The Philadelphia Story, Auntie Mame, Maurice, Far From Heaven, Orlando, The Barbarian Invasions, California Suite, The Thin Man, The Third Man, August Rush, Mahler, Tell No One, Memento, Brief Encounter, Cyrano de Bergerac, Stone Reader, Lust for Life, The Leopard, Death in Venice, Purple Noon, The Razor's Edge, Gattaca, Ma Nuit Chez Maude, Dead Poets Society
Favorite Music Busoni, Webern, Chopin, Siegfried, Wagner, Bartok, Scriabin, Mathis der Maler, Hindemith, Rigoletto, Verdi, Mahler, The Ring Cycle, Glazunov, Debussy, Ravel, Saint-Saens, Shostakovich, Tchaikovsky, Scheherezade, Handel, Tosca, Les Contes D'Hoffman, Der Rosenkavalier, Schumann, Liebestraum, Britten, The Goldberg Variations
Favorite Books The Man Without Qualities, In Search of Lost Time, Atlas Shrugged, Middlemarch, The Symposium, Jean-Christophe, A Shropshire Lad, Leaves of Grass, The Magic Mountain, David Copperfield, Auto da Fe, Walden, Crime and Punishment, The Road to Serfdom, Nicomachean Ethics, Death in Venice, The Counterfeiters, Maurice, Another Country, Giovanni's Room, The Dwarf, Hunger, War and Peace, The Folded Leaf, Treasure Island, Gargantua and Pantagruel, Alice in Wonderland, Through the Looking-glass, Jane Eyre, Of Human Bondage, Good Times/Bad Times, David Copperfield, Meditations of Marcus Aurelius, Auto da Fe, The Death of Virgil, The History of the Siege of Lisbon, Confessions of Felix Krull, The Notebooks of Malte Laurids Brigge

The love potion you made tastes terrible. How will you drink it?

With gusto!