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Sunday, December 16, 2012

Quiz-- how well do you know Jonathan?

!. Who is Jonathan's favorite director?

a) Buñuel

b) Scorsese

C) Tarantino


2. Who is Jonathan's favorite American poet?

a) Robert Duncan

b) Charles Olson

C) Frank O'Hara


3. What is his personal style?

a) Hipster + rumpled professor + aspiring dandy

b) White t-shirt + jeans + leather jacket

c) Brooks Brothers


4. What are Jonathan's beverages of choice?

a) Kool-aid, bottled water, Miller lite

b) Scotch, espresso, wine, beer, soda water

c) Coke, red bull, vodka, grapefruit juice


5. Who is his favorite painter?

a) Rothko

b) Dalí

c) Caravaggio


6. Who is his favorite composer of 20th century?

a) Copland

b) Stravinsky

c) Feldman


7. What would you say to him if you met him in person?

a) You are nothing like I would have imagined.

b) You are exactly like I would have imagined.

c) Who the f++++ are you?


8. What poet would he despise the most?

a) Billy Collins

b) Mary Oliver

c) All of the above.


9. Does he prefer Hawkins or Young?

a) Both, depending on his mood

b) Hawkins

c) Young


10. Does Jonathan wear hats?

a) Yes

b) No



11. What canonical modernist author does he most resemble (physically)

a) T.S. Eliot

B) Federico García Lorca

c) James Joyce


12. Who are his favorite literary theorists?

a) Burke, Bloom, Benjamin, Blanchot, Borges, Gadamer, Perloff, Wittgenstein, Lorca

b) Matt Damon, Robert Di Niro, Al Pacino, Jack Nicholson

c) Eliseo Vivas, Herbert Marcuse, Charlie Parker, Helen Vendler


13. What is his greatest fear?

a) Dying before he writes his next book

b) Meeting Scorsese and not knowing what to say

c) Nothing in particular; he is fearless


14. What movie is he watching right now?

a) Goodfellas

b) The Departed

c) Los olvidados


15. If you met J. now, you would

a) Buy him a drink

b) Set him straight

c) Ignore him


16. What is his goal for 2013?

a) Learning to sing

b) Losing weight

c) Earning his black belt


17. What would you like Jonathan to post about on his blog?

a) The same as he's always done

b) Lorca, Lorca, and more Lorca

c) More posts like this one; keep surprising me



18. What best describes his overall approach?

a) Always historicize

b) Let me not to marriage of true minds / Admit impediment

c) Literature kicks your ass with its transformative power


19. How old his he?

a) 52

b) 88

c) 45



20. Ask me a question...



















8 comments:

profacero said...

Evidently Clarissa started a meme.

1. Who is Jonathan's favorite director?

b) Scorsese


2. Who is Jonathan's favorite American poet?

C) Frank O'Hara


3. What is his personal style?

a) Hipster + rumpled professor + aspiring dandy


4. What are Jonathan's beverages of choice?

b) Scotch, espresso, wine, beer, soda water


5. Who is his favorite painter?

c) Caravaggio -- the safe bet would be Rothko but I am going with this.


6. Who is his favorite composer of 20th century?

c) Feldman


7. What would you say to him if you met him in person?

b) You are exactly like I would have imagined.


8. What poet would he despise the most?

c) All of the above.


9. Does he prefer Hawkins or Young?

a) Both, depending on his mood


10. Does Jonathan wear hats?

a) Yes, due to living in cold climes. Would not otherwise.


11. What canonical modernist author does he most resemble (physically)

c) James Joyce, or so he claims.


...now the rain has stopped here, so someone else gets to take over the answers.




Jonathan said...

Good. You only got #5 wrong.

Andrew Shields said...

2 c
6 c
8 c
9 a
12 a
15 d (double latte with cinnamon, wasn't it?)
16 a
18 c
19 a
20 When you going to come hang out in Basel?

Jonathan said...

Very good. !00%.

You know me very well.

I should say for Profacero, though, that I wear hats in warm climates too. I don't wear them for warmth but for style.

Andrew Shields said...

I wear hats, too!

Jonathan said...

But no cinnamon in coffee please.

Andrew Shields said...

Was it double latte with chocolate that you used to get at the Coffee House? Back when I probably sold you coffees but we didn't know each other.

Jonathan said...

I had plain coffee with whipped cream in it. I was that guy.