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.


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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 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 22, 2012

Women and Wheels

These photographs are from Peter Cole's remarkable Women and Wheels collection. See more at his website, The Street of Gold.

"part of my joy in collecting photographs is to see what groups of similar themes form over time.  some images repeat so often as to be truly iconic, none more so than women photographed in front of cars. I find the repeated pairing fascinating: many human subjects seem posed by their proud partners, while others are more insistent on proudly posing themselves. Despite this play of subject and object, the snapshots are often as much portraits of the cars as of the women themselves."  ---P.C.

1 comment:

  1. Great collection of pics,women and cars is almost a cliche,these snaps give it a twist.The best is the 2 happy women on the front of the grey 300d M Benz,only about 3000 of this car ever built,I had one in Conn.In my barn is a 71 volvowagon with dual carbs and a 1964 nissan patrol packing a huge in-line 6 cylinder used as snow plow.I'll put up pics of these from P.E.I. the land of Anne of green chevys. appreciated the great pics C. Baker put up from Carp, the place is a car gold mine! Yours,P