Matthew Felix Sun

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Interests Fine arts, architecture, literature, language, writing, classical music, theater, concert, opera, ballet, Europe, cities, cats, politics
Favorite Movies "Il y a longtemps que je t'aime", "The Return", "Central do Brasil", "Con Amore", "The River Flows Eastwards", "Office Romance", "A Cruel Romance", "Father and Son", "Andrei Rublev", "Die Nibelungen: Siegfrieds Tod", "Die Nibelungen: Kriemhilds Rache", "L'Enfant", "Medea", "Electra", "Howards End", "Maurice", "A Room with a View", "Romeo and Juliet", "The Diaries of Vaslav Nijinsky", "Satyricon", "The Seventh Seal", "Un long dimanche de fiançailles", "Les Roseaux sauvages", "Westler", "Gloomy Sunday - Ein Lied von Liebe und Tod", "In the Mood for Love", "Thin Red Line", "Gosford Park", "The English Patient", "The Talented Mr. Ripley", "The Emperor’s Shadow", "My Memories of Old Beijing"
Favorite Music Richard Strauss, Shostakovich, Tchaikovsky, Sibelius, Mahler, Prokofiev, Verdi, Wagner, Bellini, Rossini, Dvořák, Mussorgsky, Mozart, Schubert, Schumann, Brahms, Henze, Hindemith, von Weber, Beethoven, Janáček, Stravinsky, Schoenberg, Rimsky-Korsakov, Lehár, Bartók, Smetana
Favorite Books "Blindness", "Austerlitz", "Candide", "Memorial do Convento", "Der Besuch der alten Dame", "Die Blechtrommel", "Wonderful Adventures of Nils", "Gargantua et Pantagruel", "Disgrace", "Antigone", "Radetzkymarsch", "The 1002th Night’s Tale", "My Name is Red", "Red Chamber's Dream", "Kafka on the Shore", "The Sonnets to Orpheus", "The Road", "Thunderstorm", "Giraffe", "Orlando Furioso", "Persian Boy", "My Childhood", "Good Soldier Švejk"

"Lasciate ogne speranza, voi ch'intrate", or, "Abandon all hope, ye who enter here" from "Inferno" by Dante (Canto III. Line 9), "Nessun maggior dolore che ricordarsi del tempo felice nella miseria" -- "Inferno V.82-142" by Dante " was wonderfully excellent to the half-aroused intelligence, but hopelessly absurd at the full waking..." -- "Jude the Obscure" by Thomas Hardy