Eagle Nest, New Mexico, 2012. “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 an '86 Chevrolet Custom Deluxe 10 in West Texas. Also a pair of '97 Volvo 850 wagons. Average age in the fleet is 25 years--we're recyclers. I've published 2 novels: THE LAW OF DREAMS (2006), and THE O'BRIENS (2012), and 2 collections of stories NIGHT DRIVING (1987), and TRAVELLING LIGHT (2013). More of my book stuff at www.peterbehrens.org I was a Fellow at the Netherlands Institute for Advanced Study for 2012-13. I'll be teaching at Colorado College and Wichita State in 2013-14.

Sunday, August 11, 2013

Onderweg/ The German Border/1952 Mercedes Benz 220 Convertible


Guido Goluk, Jack Kerouac's Dutch translator, on his way back from this summer's bike trip in Kyrgyzstan:

"love that Walt Whitman re-appearance. For your collection: a sleek Benz I saw at a filling station near the German border. And the ubiquitous Russian workhorse, this time a milk truck converted into a mobile watering can in the Kyrgyz capital Bishkek"--GG


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