Re: [carfree_cities] Re: Any auto free literary heroes yet?
- Great site. He's got a great blog, too:
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From: "fireplug" <fireplug_98@...>
Sent: Sunday, August 03, 2003 9:19 PM
Subject: [carfree_cities] Re: Any auto free literary heroes yet?
> Have you heard about the "Honku" movement in Brooklyn, New York or
> the book that grew out of it? Check it out: http://www.honku.org
> This was/is a true moment of auto-free literary heroism... I'll post
> some of the honku poems next...
> --- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "Simon Baddeley"
> <s.j.baddeley@b...> wrote:
> > I was pondering some while ago how the problems on which "Carfree
> > focuses directly, emerge indirectly in contemporary literature -
> popular or
> > high brow. Reading Scott Turrow's "Reversible Errors" recently I
> note know
> > special animus against cars but there are frequent sideswipes at
> sprawl and
> > someone seeing a glimpse of a landmark building across acres of
> freeway and
> > references to the tedium of tract development enveloping what once
> was a
> > town.
> > How are people not against cars reacting to the architectural and
> > impact of autodependency without putting 2 and 2 together. How much
> will it
> > take for someone like that to make the links. Are there any
> > literary or TV heroes yet who don't drive at all or even don't like
> > Best
> > Simon
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- Bill Bryson, author of A Walk in the Woods, I'm a Stranger Here
Myself and A Sunburnt Land. He may not be completely carfree, but he
often writes about the virtues of human scale development, walking
and the absurd dependence on automobiles.
- "dubluth" <dubluth@...> writes:
> I think the explanation of why we don't see explicitely car-freeThere's also another reason of course. The car companies, who are big
> protagonists on TV is the culture of TV writing and production. In
> fact in most work places in the USA, the person who doesn't reach the
> office using a car is the exception. Why would writers for the small
> screen even think of introducing a protagonist with an aversion to
advertisers, might not like it so much.
Bijan Soleymani <bijan@...>