John Simon

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About me

Gender Male
Industry Arts
Occupation Critic
Location Mount Vernon, New York, United States
Introduction I've written for over 50 years on theatre, film, literature, music and fine arts for the Hudson Review, New Leader, New Criterion, National Review, New York magazine, Opera News, Weekly Standard,, Bloomberg News, The Westchester Guardian and on the Yonkers Tribune website. I'm continuing my contributions to the New York Times Book Review and New Criterion. I have a PhD from Harvard University in Comparative Literature.
Interests Theatre, film, music, literature, art.
Favorite Movies Persona, I Vitlloni, They Shoot Horses, Don't They
Favorite Music Pelleas et Melisande (Debussy), Glagolitic Mass (Janacek), Gloria (Poulenc)
Favorite Books Classics and Commercials by Edmund Wilson, The Red and the Black by Stendhal, The Plays of Arthur Schnitzler