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Original Essays | September 9, 2013 5 comments
Editor's note: Chris Bolton is not only a former Powell's employee, he was also once the primary writer for this blog. So we are particularly proud... Continue »
Tom LutzDescribe your latest project.
I am always at work on at least two, and now I find myself scribbling in several files, any of which might turn into a book, the prime candidates at the moment are:
Driven, which is in part the flip side of Doing Nothing, is a study of the way automobile culture manages to transform our basic relation to the world, infiltrating our notions of psychology and social life and even such notions as spiritual transport and, as the title suggests, getting ahead. It will include sections on Southeast Asia, the countries along the old Silk Road, and Africa places where automotive culture is just taking off as well as examinations of older automotive cultures in the West.
The Experimental Novel is a kind of post-postmodern essay on literature in the form of a tragicomic novel set in a whacked-out art school.
If someone were to write your biography, what would be the title and subtitle?
What fictional character would you like to date, and why?
How did the last good book you read end up in your hands and why did you read it?
Describe the best breakfast of your life.
What is your idea of absolute happiness?
Why do you write?
If you could have been someone else, who would that be, and why?