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Monday, June 20, 2011

Lena, a biography.


1. Lena is the name of my great-grandmother's most beautiful sister. I have only seen one picture because my grandmother only has one picture, and my grandmother is an orphan, and between the maternal orphan heritage and the paternal Eastern-Euro gypsy lineage, I don't know where I come from.

2. Lena is the name of Werner Herzog's current wife. If I could meet anyone on the planet, it would be Wener Herzog. Wives of great artists are very interesting to me.

3. Lena is the name of the main characters in Gertrude Stein's "The Gentle Lena." This is the story that not only inspired me to write, but opened up the possibility of writing.


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