About Irene

Irene Wilde, who sometimes tries to go by the alias Renee Wallace, but let’s face it, we all see right through that, occasionally puts her martini down long enough to pick up a book.  At a high-mileage 48 years old, this Southern California original, enjoys a wide range of dead authors from Dorothy Parker to Laurence Sterne, and keeps a finger on the pulse of the living by reading a “new” novel every time Thomas Pynchon is in the mood to put one out.

When not listening to Noel Coward on the hi-fi, Ms. Wilde enjoys a variety of dead authors including DH Lawrence, Henry Miller, James Joyce, and William Faulkner.  Sometimes she even enjoys them with Noel Coward on the hi-fi, but only when she’s feeling reckless and daring.

Dead authors  you would recommend: Italo Calvino, William Faulkner, and DH Lawrence’s “Sons and Lovers” but not necessarily “Lady Chatterley’s Lover.”

Favorite books: Usually whatever I’ve just finished reading, in this case “The Berlin Stories” by Christopher Isherwood, “Cosmic Comics” by Italo Calvino, and “Gravity’s Rainbow” by Thomas Pynchon.

Why Dorothy Parker? Because she really hit the nail on the head when she said, “Where ever she went — including here, it was against her better judgment,” and doesn’t that really say it all?

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