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.

Sunday, May 31, 2015

Citroen Deux Chevaux, Durgendam NL & 1970 Chevrolet Hearse, Amsterdam Oud West

from Guido Goluke, Dutch translator of Kerouac's On the Road:  "The big hearse type car [AL--1970 Chevrolet] was found parked in a residential street in Amsterdam Oud West. The reflection in the rear window gives a good impresiion of Amsterdam residential architecture of the early twentieth century. The backpackers who would nog quite step out of my way are undoubtedly footmen in the growing army of tourists who book their too expensive beds via AirB&B – for their hazy ‘adventures’ in ‘fantastic’ Amsterdam. The Ugly Duckling [Citroen] was found in Durgerdam, some kilometers to the north of Amsterdam, on the banks of the former Zuiderzee, now Ijsselmeer, a sleepy little village that could just as well be a hundred miles from the milling crowds in the capital."--GG

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