Sweet Rides: Literary Modes of Transportation

28 May


As I mentioned, I’ve been thinking a lot about transportation. So much so, in fact, that I was inspired to start a new board on Pinterest devoted to modes of transportation. It’s called Sweet Rides. I found some sleek cars that would make Neal Cassady‘s fingers itch, but I also looked at alternative vehicles and the writers and literary characters who might use them. I thought about Mark Twain and river boats. Wes Anderson and trains. Che Guevara and motorcycles. Anne of Green Gables and rowboats.  Poets doing spoken word on the New York City subway.


5 Responses to “Sweet Rides: Literary Modes of Transportation”

  1. jennybethw May 29, 2013 at 10:51 am #

    Anne of Green Gables will forevermore be my favorite character. Thanks for making me smile- I immediately thought of the scene where Gilbert rescues Anne. 🙂

    • Stephanie Nikolopoulos May 29, 2013 at 11:59 am #

      I will never tire of Anne of Green Gables!
      I love the scene where she recites poetry in the boat. Her relationship with Gilbert is one of the best in literature.

      • jennybethw May 29, 2013 at 1:56 pm #

        I’ll second that- starting with when she cracks her slate over his head! I reread the book about once a year. It never gets old.

      • Stephanie Nikolopoulos May 29, 2013 at 2:31 pm #

        Oh my gosh, now I want to borrow a rowboat in Central Park and reread the book!! And if course rewatch the movies!


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