Henry Allen

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About me

Gender Male
Industry Publishing
Occupation writer, editor, artist
Location Takoma Park, MD, United States
Introduction Intense. Mercurial. Bald. Bearded. (See "Picture of My Face.") Artist: Solo shows June 2009 at Strathmore Hall, N. Bethesda, Md., Chebeague Island Library, August 2012. Group shows: 2008, Truro, Mass. "Celebrating the Hopper Landscape" and 2010, Washington, DC, "Celebration of the Figure," Museum of Contemporary Art. Marine veteran of Vietnam. Backpacked to India, the whole '60s show. Journalist, poet, novelist. Critic in New York Review of Books, New Yorker. Editor, staff writer at The Washington Post. Pulitzer Prize for criticism, 2000. Studied English and art at Hamilton College, art at Montgomery College, Corcoran Gallery. Taught cultural analysis in U. of Maryland honors program. Currently playing with idea that contrary to modernist dogma, essence resides not in simplicity but complexity. SEE ALSO: http://henryallenfigures.blogspot.com CONTACT:henryallen4@gmail.com
Favorite Movies High Noon -- existentialism's greatest artistic triumph.
Favorite Music Freddie King's blues, Mendelssohn's Symphony No. 3 "Scottish, " Bach's St. Matthew Passion
Favorite Books My own: "Fool's Mercy, "(novel) "Going Too Far Enough, "(journalism) "The Museum of Lost Air, " (poetry chapbook) and "What It Felt Like, "an evocation of what it was like to be alive in the 20th century.