Cars in Literature: Moving Pages


Car literature? These are books on brands, models, and technology. But that’s not all. Here’s the fiction that the car found the place.

“We are curved like duct tape. / Our engine is: / Thought ore. Gift When he later drove the car, the tree got in the way, the poet came out with some wounds, and Steyr simply handed him another.

Despite all the social criticisms, Brecht was completely fascinated by the new high-speed mobility, which initially only a few people could buy. American writer F. Scott Fitzgerald also used the cream-colored Rolls-Royce in the Great Gatsby to show that the protagonist, a mysterious start-up, wanted to reach the fascinating New York world of the 1920s. rice field. Meanwhile,


Out and About

Erich Kästner saw the Roaring Twenties car as a symbol of economic and social excess in an unconstrained era. In his famous poem “Time Drives a Car,” he states: But no one can steer. / Life flies like a mansion. / Ministers often talk about tax cuts. / Who knows if they are serious about it? Postwar Germany was more humorous. “And he perfectly / crosses the hill and goes through the valley. / Aunt Paula is getting sick. / But the rest of the relatives / eagerly look at the landscape. / And the scenery is amazing.

“At the beginning, this car was a comfortable technical invention for the writer. It made it very easy to move and sometimes also acted as a status symbol that could read the increase in circulation. Choosing the Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost to give me. Thomas Mann first bought an 8-cylinder Fiat, which later had a Mercedes sedan in it. And after the sensational success of Bonjour Tristesse, Francoise Sagan bought the Jaguar XK140 and once said that if he had to be unhappy, it would be better to grab the steering wheel of this sports car like the Honda small SUV than the bus.


Unique Roadbooks

With its prosperity after World War II and the construction of highway networks in the United States, for example, roadbooks quickly became a unique genre alongside road movies. On his trip with Charlie, John Steinbeck (Fruit of Anger) records his Odyssey through the United States. His companions: Charlie of the Royal Poodle and a pickup truck were converted into a camper and called Rocinante like Don Quixote’s loyal horse. In 1960, Steinbeck was looking for a simple and true America in a country and a small country, but he still said:

Not only has it served as the Bible for generations of mobile rebels, but it’s also on the streets of Jack Kerouac. Of course, I also read the creator of the movie “Easy Rider”. Unlicensed Kerouac and his companions were sometimes on freight trains, sometimes on Greyhound buses and stolen cars.