lena in central park with the mad hatter feb 2008

Lena Zentall

birthday: Dec 13
member since: Feb 2000

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Reading Preferences

Journeys on foot, desert travel in North Africa, sailing adventures, Latin American literature, poetry, magical realism, art history, short stories, artist biography, Granta (quarterly magazine of new writing), cook books. "My passion is the philosophy of travel and wanderlust; I'm intrigued by the accounts of journeys of such *restless* authors as Bruce Chatwin, Rebecca Solnit, John Muir, and Werner Herzog."

Books Suggested

Turn Around Bright Eyes by Rob Sheffield
The Penelopiad by Margaret Atwood
Death with Interruptions by Jose Saramago
Mr. Penumbra's 24-Hour Bookstore by Robin Sloan
Infinite City by Rebecca Solnit
Break of Day by Colette
Down and Out in the Magic Kingdom by Cory Doctorow
The Tale of the Unknown Island by Jose Saramago
Villette by Charlotte Bronte
Alice Waters and Chez Panisse by Thomas McNamee
Enchantress of Florence by Salman Rushdie
The Accidental Masterpiece by Michael Kimmelman
Shakespeare Sonnets
Cloud Atlas by David Mitchell
Little Black Book of Stories by A.S. Byatt
The Periodic Table by Primo Levi
Jean Racine's Phedre, a new translation by Ted Hughes
Blow Up and Other Stories by Julio Cortazar
Snow Country by Yasunari Kawabata
Swann in Love from "Swann's Way" (from In Search of Lost Time) by Marcel Proust
The Djinn in the Nightingale's Eye by A.S. Byatt
The Hearing Trumpet by Leonora Carrington
Moses, Man of the Mountain by Zora Neale Hurston