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Books--I generally like contemporary postmodern fiction, as well as
older stuff that holds up. Basically anything that has something
profound or philosophical to say.
Favorite fiction writers include (in no particular order) William
Faulkner, Jorge Luis Borges, Thomas Pynchon, Vladimir Nabokov,
Cormac McCarthy, Don Delilo, William S. Burroughs, Jack Kerouac,
Henry Miller, Virginia Woolf, Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Saul Bellow,
David Foster Wallace, Donald Barthelme, Thomas Mann, Joseph Heller,
Dave Eggers, Michael Chabon, Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Joseph Conrad,
Joyce Carol Oates, Angela Carter, Raymond Carver, Margaret Atwood,
and so on.
Favorite poets include (again, in no particular order) Wallace
Stevens, William Butler Yeats, John Donne, Philip Larkin, T.S.
Eliot, Percy Bisshe Shelley, Hart Crane, Elizabeth Bishop, John
Keats, Theodore Roethke, Charles Simic, (and, of course,
Movies--I'd watch most things, except for the inexcusably stupid
(though I do like some dumber comedies for relaxtion purposes). I'm
fond of the works of David Lynch, Quentin Tarantino, The Coen
Brothers, Paul Thomas Anderson, Martin Scorsese, Stanley Kubrick,
Ridley Scott (Blade Runner, alien), etc.
I haven't been watching much TV recently, with the exception of
Music--I like a very wide variety of stuff. My iTunes range from
Bach to death metal.