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Classical music is the predominant passion in my life: I've grown
up listening to Beethoven, Mahler and Dvořák and I could never live
without their music.
I've just finished my PhD thesis on Denis Diderot's "Jacques le
Fataliste et son Maître" and on Laurence Sterne's "The Life and
Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gentleman".
I’ve written a number of books: mostly fiction and philosophical
I used to teach French Literature but I'm taking a couple of years
away from the classrooms to focus on my writing.
My favorite sport is Kung Fu - I'm quite addicted to it: I need at
least an hour of practice every day!
Finally, as far as politics and religion are concerned, I'm in
complete agreement with this guy
What I’m doing with my life
Don’t overthink this one; tell us what you’re doing day-to-day.
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
The first things people usually notice about me
I’m an empty essay… fill me out!
The American accent. Even though I have never lived in the U. S.,
people say I sound American - and most people are actually
surprised when I say where I'm from. Last night I was in a party
and a group of people tried to guess my nationality after talking
to me for a long time: everyone's first guess was "American"! I
don't get it. Seriously, do I look American at all?
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
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1 – Beethoven's 9th Symphony
2 – Mahler's
3 – Dvorák's
Cello Concerto Opus 104
4 – Mozart's
"The Magic Flute"
5 – Dvorák's
6 – Mahler's
7 – Beethoven's Piano Concerto nr. 5
8 – Beethoven's 5th Symphony
9 – Wagner's
"The Ring of the Nibelung"
10 – Beethoven's 3rd Symphony
11 – Mozart's
12 – Beethoven's Violin Concerto
13 – Mozart's
Clarinet Concerto K622
14 – Beethoven's "Fidelio"
15 – Mahler's
16 – Mozart's
17 – Tchaikovsky's Piano Concerto nr. 1
18 – Rachmaninoff's 3rd Piano Concerto
19 – Grieg's
20 – Strauss'
"Thus Spoke Zarathustra"
1 - 2001: A
2 - Being
3 - A
4 - American
5 - The
6 - The Ninth
7 - "Le
Mystère Picasso" (Henri Clouzot)
8 - The Lord
of the Rings
9 - The
10 - Run Lola
11 - The
12 - Wings of
13 - The
14 - The Magic Flute (Bergman)
15 - Amadeus
16 - Fight Club
17 - Dogville
18 - Being John Malkovitch
19 - Shine
20 - RAN (Kurosawa)
1 - Nietzsche's "Thus Spoke Zarathustra"
2 - Nietzsche's "The Will to Power"
3 - Nietzsche's "La Gaya Scienza"
4 - Nietzsche's "The Birth of Tragedy"
5 - Nietzsche's "Ecce Homo"
6 - Schopenhauer's "The World as Will and Representation"
7 - T. S. Eliot's "Four Quartets"
8 - Diderot's "Jacques le Fataliste et son Maître"
9 - Plato's "Phaedon"
10 - Plato's "Symposium"
11 - Descartes' "Meditations on First Philosophy"
12 - Heraclite's Fragments
13 - Crowley's "The Book of the Law"
14 - Camus' "L'Étranger"
15 - E. A. Poe's "The Raven"
16 - Fernando Pessoa's "Mensagem"
17 - Plato's "Protagoras"
18 - Plato's "Gorgias"
19 - Leibniz's "The Monadology"
20 - Tolkien's "The Hobbit"
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
1 - Beethoven;
2 - Mahler;
3 - Dvořák;
4 - My work (I love what I do);
5 - Meditation (I meditate often);
6 - Kung Fu (I need at least an hour of practice every day!).
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
My two favorite novels, Diderot's "Jacques le Fataliste et son
Maître" and Sterne's "The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy,
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
Working at the library - but I should go out more, and I can
definitely leave earlier to meet you.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
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I'm a tough man, but I cried like a fool when I saw Terrence
Malick's "The Tree of Life" in the cinema last week. It's by far
the best movie I've seen this year: you should definitely see it!
You should message me if
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You are willing to realize there is actually a real person behind
Whatever interaction I might have with you, whether by exchanging
messages or meeting in real life, I will treat you with kindness
and respect, and I expect you to do the same.
It's unbelievable how some women take online dating as an excuse
for treating you like a mere ensemble of pixels on their computer
screen! To give you an example: a girl once wrote me the sweetest
of messages through this website and we exchanged messages for days
until we finally agreed to meet in real life. She confirmed it the
very morning of the day we were going to meet - but then cancelled
less than an hour before the meeting by sending me a cellphone
text, when I was already on my way to the tube. Even so, I'd have
no problem with that last minute cancellation - except that she
never wrote me again or answered my messages, for no apparent
However, in spite of a few disappointments, I have had some very
nice dates through this website: I guess online dating, like
everything else in life, is a game of chance...
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