Re: Any auto free literary heroes yet?
- And poet, Roger McGough
"... This ugly secret emerges early in our interview, when I query a line in
his new poem, The Way Things Are
[http://www.ucl.ac.uk/~uctlmtq/mcgough3.htm#way%5d, which reads, 'the duller
the imagination, the faster the car.' I ask whether it follows that he has a
very slow car, and he admits that he doesn't drive. "You're hard pushed to
find a male poet who does, actually." He laughs."
And then there's the Gabriel Byrne character, a surveillance specialist, in
Wim Wenders' wonderful movie "The End of Violence", set in LA, who doesn't
drive because he says: "I avoid technology whenever I can".