A Year at the Races: Reflections on Horses, Humans, Love, by Jane Smiley

By Jane Smiley

Pulitzer Prize-winning writer Jane Smiley attracts upon her first-hand wisdom to check the pony on all degrees - useful, theoretical and emotional. Drawing at the knowledge of shoes, vets, jockeys and a real-life horse whisperer, Smiley provides a component of drama and suspense as of her personal horses commence their careers on the racetrack. because the horses catch up with to the winner's circle, we're enchanted, enthralled and proficient approximately what it's rather wish to personal, educate and root for a racehorse.

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Signalons que la valeur voiture est en baisse, les cylindrées diminuant car la tendance est à la gestion de l’argent. On reste toutefois proche des modèles allemands, Audi ou Mercedes. Dans le milieu, on dit que « le Rebeu est branché BMW ». Une hiérarchie existe en fonction de l’endroit d’où l’on vient. Le joueur issu de la banlieue d’une grande ville, notamment Paris, s’imposera à un joueur venant d’une cité du Mans. Celui-ci sera toujours plus discret. La marque-phare du joueur L1 reste Louis Vuitton.

Un milieu finalement loin d’être anomique, mais où les règles, si elles existent, sont différentes. Il parle aussi de ce désir de frustration qui donne envie de s’en sortir même si, parfois, il faut user de moyens marginaux. Le respect des codes racailles… Le foot aime à se raconter sur le ton du « c’était mieux avant ». Un avant qui fait visiblement la part belle à une verticalité aujourd’hui disparue. Une hiérarchie claire mettant en avant « l’ancien ». En février 2013, dans L’Équipe Mag, Mathieu Valbuena, qui n’a pourtant que 29 ans, expliquait : « Les jeunes aujourd’hui ne sont plus à l’écoute.

Puis tu as le match contre l’Espagne où Nasri, avec Ménez, essayent durant l’échauffement d’allumer la copine du gardien espagnol Casillas à coups de ballons1. ” Et à la fin du match, il veut se battre avec un journaliste de l’AFP. Le fil rouge de tout l’Euro, c’est Nasri. Le problème, c’est que pour le public, c’est tous les Bleus qui ont fauté.  » Loin de tout amalgame, le journaliste de Canal Plus préfère plutôt que l’on extraie les pommes pourries du panier : « L’équipe de France offre un miroir déformant, et par conséquent l’image des Bleus est déformée.

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