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 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.

Saturday, July 21, 2012

VW Buses & The Netherlands

We go to the Netherlands in a few weeks. I will be spending six months as writer-in-residence at the Netherlands Institute for Advanced Study, in Wassenaar, a village suburb of The Hague. Any tips or insider knowledge re. life in the Netherlands? Please contact  himself@peterbehrens.org

Of course I'll be reporting on Dutch cars & trucks.   Have always appreciated the no-nonsense aesthetic of euro-trucks. We hope to buy an aged VW bus for traveling around Europe: possibly heading to Spain for Christmas. Never have owned a VW bus so any tips on shopping for a used one appreciated. Don;t see many in Maine but there were dozens buzzing around Vancouver last month:




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