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Industry Education
Occupation Professor and Writer
Location Studio City, California, United States
Introduction I am a writer, professor, and lover of Levinas, Judaism, and high heels. I wish I slept more, but darkness and the solitude of being the only person awake are illuminating.
Interests Midrash, Levinas, Blanchot, Torah, Jewish Fiction, 20th-21st Century American Fiction, Judaism, Levinas, Literature, Chagall, Holocaust Studies, Darkness, Krzysztof Kieslowski, Post-WWII German Film, Wine, Shoes
Favorite Movies Run Lola Run, The Motorcycle Diaries, Walk the Line, The Constant Gardener, The Decalogue, Tsotsi, The Virgin Suicides, The Royal Tenenbaums, Biutiful, Dodgeball, The Lives of Others, Wings of Desire, Fugitive Pieces, One Thousand Times Goodnight, After the Wedding
Favorite Music The XX, Rodrigo y Gabriela, Moshav, Imogen Heap, Swell Season, Solomon Burke, Missy Higgins, Tupac, Andrew Bird, Angus and Julia Stone, Moby, Ari Hest, Lykke Li, Idan Raichel, Band of Skulls, Jenny Lewis, Stars, Ellie Goulding, The Kills, Over the Rhine
Favorite Books City of God, Love, The Nakedness of the Fathers, Wide Sargasso Sea, Linda Hogan's Dwellings, Nine Talmudic Readings, The Far Euphrates, Blindness, I and Thou, The Writing of the Disaster, The Dying Animal, Heir To the Glimmering World, See: Under Love, The God of Small Things, Jane Eyre, Ragtime, Endgame, Memoirs of My Melancholy Whores, White Noise, Due Preparations for the Plague, The Winter Vault, People of the Book, The Magicians, Orpheus Lost