- All the King's Horses (Semiotext by Michèle Bernstein
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What happens if you get a flat tire? The video then explains how to put on tire chains, which Anchorage Police Department spokeswoman Renee Oistad says are legal, despite the fact that they're practically unseen in city, except on school buses or other big rigs. Another big change, Hysom said, is stopping distance on snow and ice.
All the King's Horses (Semiotext by Michèle Bernstein
The video says it takes feet to stop on snow or ice, but Hysom said the modern rule of thumb is four seconds. When the vehicle ahead of you passes a checkpoint, like a sign, start counting to four. When you reach the same checkpoint, stop counting. If it takes four or more seconds, you're following at a reasonable distance. Hysom added that if you skid while trying to stop, you shouldn't pump your brake pedal if you have anti-lock brakes, also known as ABS. Instead, apply light pressure to the brake pedal. It is still possible to lock your brakes, but try to avoid it. Once your brakes have locked, you've lost control of steering, Hysom said.
Hysom, who works for Anchorage Driver Training LLC, has been teaching driver's ed including winter driving classes for more than 20 years. No matter how far the industry has come, drivers still need to use their heads, she said. You might be late to work, but most people are going to be late anyway because of car wrecks. Subscribe Customer Service. All content. Alaska News Earthquake. Alaska Life We Alaskans. Alaska Marijuana News.
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Sports National Sports. Special Sections Summer Camps Visual Stories Videos. Events Best of Alaska. Alaska Visitors Guide. Contests Creative Writing Contest. Marketplace Classifieds. ADN Store. Contact Us. Sponsored Content Advertorial. In the "Translator's Introduction," Kelsey points out that this technique allows Bernstein to become "both star and spectator of her own story. Francophiles will appreciate references to dining at a restaurant in the rue Mouffetard, vacationing in Saint-Paul-de-Vence, reading Racine or Rimbaud.
It is probably only in a French novel that one woman might compliment another by saying, "You have a pretty syntax," without being ironic. Review by Kittye Delle Robbins-Herring Jan 27, Paula Geanau rated it liked it. A friend of mine, who is tragically a fan of French writers got me into a book club, and this is the book they were reading.
I really wanted to go have drinks with the club members so I had to read it. That's my excuse. Safe to say, I have not been convinced through this novel that French novelists aren't all summed up with the word "ugh". Maybe another time. There have been things of this book I've liked. It's short. It ends. There were some nice middle parts too,; it's not hard to consume and A friend of mine, who is tragically a fan of French writers got me into a book club, and this is the book they were reading. There were some nice middle parts too,; it's not hard to consume and finish, but it is difficult to swallow and absorb.
I couldn't care for the protagonist or her husband, or the way they infantilize their lovers. I didn't care for the style either, the narrator glorifying and luxuriating in her libertine ways to the point of making it groan-worthy and mediocre. And, ultimately, if you're rolling your eyes half the time you're reading a book, you're really not enjoying it. Pal I know you're reading this , I'll give the French another go but not this style. View 1 comment. Jan 16, Rachel Kowal rated it really liked it.
This is a quick, sad little read. The prose is straight-forward, but the implications of the text and the emotions it spurs are much more complex. Bernstein has a sharp eye for character development and interpersonal relationships, which is pretty much all this novella is about. In vain, she compensated for her awkwardness, and for who knows what feelings of guilt, with an excess of badly timed politeness [ Her This is a quick, sad little read.
Her presence gave it equilibrium, but later she became as useless as a grand stair case in a ruined castle. Helene didn't change, but a change in perspective had abolished her function" Bernstein I'm somewhat surprised this hasn't been made into a quiet little French film, but then again - much of the beauty of the story lies within the unspoken thoughts of this lovely prose.
Feb 16, Jeroen rated it liked it. A fun read for any Situationist-hopeful, but it's ultimately - as almost everybody warns the prospective reader - fluff. The foreword and afterword try to make it into more than it is, but they only manage so by using it as an extension of the Debordian puzzle; i.
If this was indeed produced as I a joke and II a cash-grab, it's a kind of perfect product of Situationist thought, reminisc A fun read for any Situationist-hopeful, but it's ultimately - as almost everybody warns the prospective reader - fluff. If this was indeed produced as I a joke and II a cash-grab, it's a kind of perfect product of Situationist thought, reminiscent somewhat of music group The KLF scribbling a manual on how to write a number 1 record, and then executing said manual, producing an actual 1 record.
Better to steer into the spectacle - and then quickly out of it The KLF burned the one-million pound they made off of their shenanigans; the Situationists probably got drunk on whatever proceeds they managed from this. Sep 27, Mor Fleisher-Leach rated it really liked it. Michele Bernstein's stories were meant as a marketing and money making tool for Guy Debord's Situationist movement, as the forward states. He didn't really like her stories, but he thought the stupid masses would.
Well, I guess I'm part of the stupid masses. Or maybe understanding, in such a post-modern way, that the characters and circumstanses were set up as cliches made this a humerous look into the lives of the "everyday people" of France although they were only looked to be that way by Ber Michele Bernstein's stories were meant as a marketing and money making tool for Guy Debord's Situationist movement, as the forward states. I did enjoy reading around the main couples' relationship, as it is somewhat a reflection of Bernstain and Debord's own. Now to read some real Situationist International riff-raff!
Jan 07, Daniel rated it it was ok. Interesting and worth reading, since it'll only take a few hours. This book, generally disregarded by both public and author, isn't amazing but details Bernstein's attempts to control her "open-marriage" with Guy Debord through various tactics. Thinly fictionalized plot which mostly involves sounding bored and breaking hearts.
Jul 29, Maddy rated it liked it Shelves: What inspires one to make a fictional account of their lives? This is something different than the compulsion to document everything diaries, self portraits every day, etc. Maybe another form of control? But why would the radical Situationists turn themselves into a fluffy novel like this? Joke's like this are too important to dismiss. Oct 10, Dylan rated it really liked it. Calling all "libertines": Do not ever share this book with someone you love. It is perfect for those who care to much about people, or too little. There is hardly any middle-ground.
The prose itself is simple, but the story therein is harrowing and very real File under: rainy day reading.
Oct 28, Oriana marked it as to-read. I absolutely love that book, and Tosh hasn't been wrong yet that I know of. Feb 25, Miranda rated it liked it. Guy Debord's first wife's first novel. Replete with French cafes, Ricard, perambulation, and jealous lovers.
Sep 07, Tess van Brummelen marked it as to-read. May 02, Liz rated it really liked it. I can see why people would hate this and I'm kind of amazed that I don't but actually I loved it. Mar 05, Lauren rated it liked it Shelves: fiction , for-fun. Not that interesting or well-written, but whoa, you get some crazy insight into the sexual and gender politics of the Situationists in this novel written by Guy Debord's first wife.
Dec 29, Juurakkotukka rated it it was amazing. May 04, Matthew Conroy rated it did not like it. A tedious, soap-opera-esque, kind of thing. Nothing at all to recommend it. Mar 07, Keight rated it really liked it Shelves: in-translation. Link to booklog. Jean Ra rated it it was ok Jun 07, Marja rated it liked it Jan 24, Banu Guler rated it really liked it Mar 23, Evan rated it it was amazing May 25, Humphrey rated it really liked it Mar 31, There are no discussion topics on this book yet.
Readers also enjoyed. Early years Bernstein was born in Paris, of Russian Jewish descent. In , bored by her studies at the nearby Sorbonne, she began to frequent Chez Moineau, a bar at 22 rue du Four. There she encountered a circle of artists, writers, vagabonds and petty criminals who were beginning to establish themselves as the Letterist International.
On 17 August, , she married another member of the group, Guy Debord, and from then on she took a more active role in contributing to its publications primarily its bulletin, Potlatch. However, they first became friends, and then lovers: 'I did love him, and I am sorry he is not here with us now'.
By , however, most of the members of the Letterist International had either quit or been forcibly excluded, and the remnants opted to fuse with two other groups to form the Situationist International. Bernstein and Debord visited Cosio di Arroscia in July the Situationist International officially came into being there on July The former was an off-shoot of the earlier CoBrA group of artists; the latter was not really a 'group' at all, but merely a name given to a single British artist, Ralph Rumney.
Thereafter, Bernstein contributed a number of articles to the situationists' journal, Internationale situationniste, either alone or in collaboration with the other members. In All The King's Horses Tous les chevaux du roi, ; republished Paris: Allia, and Night La Nuit, , Bernstein fictionalised her life with Debord in the s, particularly acknowledging the liberality including sexual freedom that existed within their marriage. She also contributed an article on the situationists to the Times Literary Supplement 2 September, According to the French philosopher and occasional associate of the Situationist International, Henri Lefebvre, she additionally helped to support the situationists financially, by contributing horses' horoscopes to racing magazines.
During the first ten years of its existence, the situationists continued the work of the Letterist International, and extended them in new directions. Feeling that they had already adequately transcended art, the group began to take on much more of a socio-political character, as they sought to realise their philosophy.
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Their greatest moment came in the uprising of May , which they might not have caused but which they certainly encouraged. Bernstein herself, however, had officially retired from the group the previous year.
Her marriage to Debord had broken down as he became close to Alice Becker-Ho. The marriage was officially dissolved on 5 January , and he proce Trivia About All the King's Ho No trivia or quizzes yet. Quotes from All the King's Ho Nothing else provokes such presentiments of falling snow except, for some, the communist seizure of the state. I looked at Bertrand, I wonder about him.
There was a sort of easy grace in whatever he did, He didn't talk much. I watched this boy sleeping beside me. God, was he tall, and handsome. I was surprised, during the night, when he's told me he was only nineteen. I never would have imagined this kind of cool confidence could come so early to a person.
But nineteen, after all, wasn't so far off. I remembered how stupid I was in my relations with other people then. Welcome back. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account.