Who am I?


I am Raoul, a tutor who lives in Barcelona, husband of Susana, daddy of our baby, Pau, and walker of June dog.


Top five writers (not in any particular order):

1. Donald Barthelme

2. Shirley Jackson

3. Richard Matheson

4. Clive Barker

5. Raymond Carver


Top five artists and related work of art (again, not in any particular order):

1. George Grosz, Metropolis

2. James Ensor, Self-portrait with masks

3. Goya, Saturn devouring his son

4. Caravaggio, Taking of Christ in the Garden

5. Delaroche, The Execution of Lady Jane Grey


Top five bad movies:

1. Jesus Christ Vampire Hunter

2. Bad Boy Bubby

3. The Bothersome Man

4. The Abominable Dr. Phibes

5. The Man with Two Brains


Top five poets (in no order)

1. William Matthews

2. George Szirtes

3. Seamus Heaney

4. Elizabeth Jennings

5. Sharon Olds




8 thoughts on “Who am I?

  1. The lists show admirable taste. I’m reading a book by Richard Matheson at the moment, “Somehere in time” he is very good. And also enjoy walking in the country with a dog, though I don’t have one of my own, and neither of my cats have taken to a harness, instead I go running on my own round the local parks, which is also very nice.

  2. Love your blog! Thanks for the visit and follow, it is much appreciated! I have returned the flavor (which is Cava Dulce in honor of your wonderful city!) and look forward to what we have in store for each other! 😀 Sr. Jamy

    • It’s in full on Youtube at the moment if you look around. I watched it in my local cinema a long time ago. It was part of a season of indie movies. Happy days 🙂

    • Thanks, Nat. I have an unread copy of veinte poemas de amor y una canción desesperado so that’s a good place to begin I guess. It’s much more difficult for me to read in Spanish as my native language is English. While I get the overall meaning I often miss the subtleties. What specific qualities do these poets possess that you feel I should focus on? I had heard of Pablo Nerudo before but the other two are unknown to me.

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