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 5, 2015

Anti-Infotainment: the 1957 Chevrolet Station Wagon & Autoliterate Book-of-the-Year winner

Weather report from Michael Moore, on San Francisco Bay:
"Well damn, it IS so cold here a person has to put on a [light] jacket over their sweatshirt to walk comfortably along the water in the morning, but by afternoons, t-shirt weather, a guy can ride his bike around town and turn up stuff like this... somewhat rotten '57 Chev on the jetty [I like the seagull and the furry dice in the first one, but that second pic REALLY gives a sense of our ambience...] yesterday; that would be Mount Diablo in the distance beyond the refineries of Martinez ... "--MSM
As our Texan-Quebecois friend, The Idiosyncratic Gearhead, says: Friends don't let friends use infotainment; neither the word, the concept, nor the hard- and software. 
In that spirit we're happy to announce the winner of this year's Anti-Infotainment Prize as Autoliterate's Book of the Year for 2014: Earl Swift's auto-biography of a '57 Chevy wagon 

1 comment:

  1. That IS THE car! Damn, how did I miss the connection...great book, too.