Yes, the road.

Yes, the road.
Eagle Nest, New Mexico. “People like to drive because driving is actually and symbolically an almost perfect mechanism for escape…there is probably no human being who does not have troubles, real or imagined, from which he at times feels the need to flee.” George R. Stewart.

PHB

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We own a 1975 GMC Sierra Grande 15 in Maine and a 1986 Chevrolet Custom Deluxe 10 in West Texas. Also a pair of 1997 Volvo 850 wagons. Average age in the fleet is 28 years--we're recycling. I've published 3 novels: THE LAW OF DREAMS (2006), THE O'BRIENS (2012), and CARRY ME (2016). Also 2 short story collections: NIGHT DRIVING(1987) and TRAVELLING LIGHT (2013). More of my literary life is at www.peterbehrens.org I was a Fellow at the Netherlands Institute for Advanced Study for 2012-13. I'm an adjunct professor at Colorado College and in the MFA program at Queens University of Charlotte. In 2015-16 I was a Fellow at Harvard University's Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study. The Autoliterate office is in Car Talk Plaza in Harvard Square, 2 floors above Dewey Cheatem & Howe. SUBSCRIBE TO THE AUTOLITERATE DAILY EMAIL by hitting the button to the right.

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

William Eggleston. 1955 Ford Victoria

William Eggleston photograph. "I am at war with the obvious."

Monday, March 20, 2017

1978 VW Bus, Portlandia

 I'm not sure how well I can intrepret these images. Basha Burwell shot the bus in Portland Oregon. I guess maybe a late-70s VW. And Keen is a Portland based footwear (I guess that means shoe) company. And the bus has pent some time in Mexico. The plates are Mexico City but from the stickers in the back it had also been registered in other Mexican states. The somber light in the photo speaks of a grey & sodden winter out there in that Other Portland.



Stephen Shore photograph. Hidden Nova

Stephen Shore photo from his Uncommon Places

Sunday, March 19, 2017

1950 Morris Minor Convertible

ALways liked them. Looks like a baby 1951 Chevrolet. This one is up for auction on Monday 3/20.
Details at BAT. 

Potlandia


Basha Burwell caught the bus (not really) in Portland, Oregon.