“Sod the wine, I want to suck on the writing. This man White is an instinctive writer, bloody rare to find one who actually pulls it off, as in still gets a meaning across with concision. Sharp arbitrage of speed and risk, closest thing I can think of to Cicero’s ‘motus continuum animi.’

Probably takes a drink or two to connect like that: he literally paints his senses on the page.”


DBC Pierre (Vernon God Little, Ludmila’s Broken English, Lights Out In Wonderland ... Winner: Booker prize; Whitbread prize; Bollinger Wodehouse Everyman prize; James Joyce Award from the Literary & Historical Society of University College Dublin)


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15 April 2012


4 comments:

Philip White said...

I dunno who took this beautiful photograph of this beautiful horse but there it is 63 Studebaker Avanti. Godabless!!!

dfredman said...

Judging by the size of the rear tires, it looks as if this Avanti been set up for drag racing (is that a parachute in the trunk?) Love the color, and the wheels kind of work with the body shape, even if they're not particularly reminiscent of the originals. The Los Angeles County Museum of Art recently had a show covering mid-century California design and a '63 Avanti was featured quite prominently: http://bit.ly/HSWWwh . The car very much captured the design aesthetic of its time.

Philip White said...

It seemed to this space-struck hillbilly like America's answer to the Citroen. I built models of it in various scales when I was a kid. Even then, as much as the appearance of its peculiar vehicle, a perfect reflection of each nation's mentality was blatant in the difference in efficiencies.

Philip White said...

Thanks for that cool link, dfredman!