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.

Monday, January 20, 2014

The Maine Marfa Axis, a 1974 Chevrolet station wagon & a 1974 Buick wagon

from David Branch, in Marfa
"The blue Maine summer sky will give these away as six months past-date but I meant to send these shots along. Your post about large, basic wagons got me thinking. This Chevy was parked at the Penaquid Point light this summer when I was there for a visit. I'll attach some of a nice Spitifire as we'll, though I missed my chance to catch a really great working Chevy pickup, black, patinated, 1952, full of traps and buoys. Funny you were in Wiscassett. My mom lives in Damariscotta. Enjoy the thaw..."--DB
p.s. Autoliterate came across the Buick version of this wagon for sale last month at Motorland which is located in the old textile mill complex in Biddeford, Maine, an early industrial landscape that fascinates us and that we intend to explore further as soon as the weather's a bit warmer. Stay tuned. 

Ye olde Satanic Mills, Biddeford ME

1 comment:

  1. The Chevrolet Impala station wagon in the pictures is a 1976 not a 1974.