“the automobile has become our national sex symbol….”

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On William Faulkner’s birthday, thought you’d enjoy this passage from Intruder in the Dust. #williamfaulkner #birthday#womenatthewheel

“The American really loves nothing but his automobile: not his wife his child nor his country nor even his bank-account first … Because the automobile has become our national sex symbol….”

“the American woman has become cold and and undersexed; she has projected her libido on to the automobile not only because its glitter and gadgets and mobility pander to her vanity and incapacity … but because it will not maul her and tousle her, get her all sweaty and disarranged….”

“… the American man has got to make that car his own. …. spending all Sunday morning washing and polishing and waxing it because in doing that he is caressing the body of the woman who has long since now denied him her bed.”

For the full reading, check out: https://www.goodreads.com/…/146533-the-american-really-love…

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