norma jean yateslondon [often in calcutta india], England
Jan 28, 2008
Aug 30, 2009
Englishwoman,"bluestocking",3 years younger than Madonna. lit. addict -eclectic-Tariq Ali, woolf,julian barnes, john berger, rushdie,the brontes,george eliot,ts eliot, orwell,austen,calvino,sylvia plath,thackeray,homer, keats,the shelleys,arundhati roy,de sade,philip roth,yeats, stoppard, pinter, jelinek,ngugi,burns, ... music addict-wildly eclectic-ScottJoplin->JanisJoplin->JOSS STONE,2pac,*COURTNEY LOVE*,nusrat fateh ali khan, tATu [sp. russian albums],joan baez, L.v.Beethoven, jazz, jazz-rock [little now], RATM/morello, pete seeger,MADONNA,*post-beatles*lennon,*CARLA BRUNI*, ... sort-of-film addict - chaplin/eisensein/di sica/godard/ kubrick/ritwik ghatak/bergman/stephen frears/lars v. trier/woody allen/..., for me, chess = primarily an art form. 1977-1983 - serious chess [incl. correspondence - by postcard.] (newbie in *online* correspondence chess - playing first game as on May 2008 - *here*). 1988-2005 - off serious chess-playing altogether - casual chess w/ friends OTB and on ics/icc. [but I was into analysis/mate-in-2/3 problems/retroanalysis] 2006ff: picking up the threads - re-learning serious chess (fics, now more-and-more here) OTB FIDE-recognised tournaments - not since 1988.