THE DIGNITY OF SHOES | FEAT. DON DELILLO


“He studied the shoe on the foot of someone seated near him. It was an Earth shoe, one of those functional, sensible, unsexy, shallow-heeled and vaguely Scandinavian items of fad footwear, the shy, androgynous and countercultural shoe, unthreatening to the environment or the species, and he wondered why it looked so sinister.”

Don DeLillo
Underworld (Scribner, 1996) 

Earth Shoe
Source: PJ Media



“She said, “I think you look forward to the job interviews. Shave the face, shine the shoes.”

“I’m down to one decent pair of shoes. This is not rank neglect but a kind of day-to-day carelessness.”

“Do you feel a certain affection for these decent shoes?”

“Shoes are like people. They adjust to situations.”

Don DeLillo
Zero K (Scribner, 2016)


Sam Phillips
Martinis & Bikinis (Omnivore Recordings, LLC - 1994)
Produced by T-Bone Burnett



“His father’s shoes were also there, scuffed and monumental, located between the cigarette lighter and the newspaper. It was hard to believe that creatures with feet large enough to be suitable for these containers actually walked the earth and that one of these creatures was his own pop, his flesh and blood, Babe of the subway tunnels. Are we really of the same race of people? Did I really come from him and her or is it all some kind of story they tell to kids?”

Don Delillo
Ratner's Star (1976)


Venegoni & Co.
Sarabanda (Cramps, 1979)



“In the last car again, somewhere beneath the ruck of Red Hook, we saw a boy and two girls steal a sleeping derelict’s shoes. The man stirred, then curled more tightly into the bouncing seat. Opening the door between cars, the three children headed for the heart of the train.

“Too young to understand the dignity of shoes,” Hanes said.”

Don Delillo
Great Jones Street (1973)

N/N
Pasivos Muertos 7” EP (Lengua Armada Discos, 2010)


DON DELILLO V/S PAUL WELLER
CLARKS' WALLABEES

DON DELILLO
REMEMBERS THE PEDOSCOPE



X-Ray Fitting



 

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