How's your Subaru going to look in 58 years?
- Brooklin, Maine, United States
- 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.
Thursday, March 31, 2016
Wednesday, March 30, 2016
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Tuesday, March 29, 2016
Catch the short film on the filmmaker Clancy Dennehy's website:
"Voiced by top native actors including Tantoo Cardinal and Gary Farmer, crucial moments of past lives breathe again inside abandoned cars resting in reservation country. As in much native storytelling, humor mixes easily with sex, death, moosemeat and 8-tracks. These Rez Cars are all rare examples of past eras’ indulgences in automotive color and design, lovingly photographed as they were found in the cinematic landscapes of British Columbia, ranging from the majestic Fraser Canyon to the dystopian Deadman Valley, all loaded with haunting atmospheres. By turns shocking, sexy and spiritual, REZ CARZ is a collection of ghost stories that reveres our inseparable relationship with our cars."
Many thanks to Sharon Riis for the heads-up.
Posted by autoliterate at 5:45 PM
|The Arkansas R. is just a mountain stream up here.|
Martin Hotel, in Winnemucca. More fun than the slot machines.
Monday, March 28, 2016
Looks clean. Details at B-A-T. Autoliterate has posted on a rougher step-side edition of this truck in Colorado Springs. And one for sale in Maine last year. And there's Sean's Apache, a literary legend. I learned to drive standard on a '61 Apache when I was 18 and working on the GH Ranch in Sundre, Alberta, which I wrote about in an essay Father's Son in Brick a few years ago.
Posted by autoliterate at 12:54 PM
Saturday, March 26, 2016
The images are from Laura Wilson's That Day: Pictures in the American West. Some of the photographs were in her exhibition at the Amon Carter Museum of American Art in Fort Worth last winter. Born during World War II, Wilson grew up watching Western movies and reading the cowboy literature of America’s wild West.
Posted by autoliterate at 4:33 PM