On the subject of road epics, about twenty years ago in London I came across a neat little Bloomsbury Press edition of a Patricia Highsmith novel I'd never heard of. Bloomsbury published it as CAROL, by Patricia Highsmith, but it was first published, in 1952, as THE PRICE OF SALT by Claire Morgan. Highsmith used the nom de plume because it was a novel about two women on a road trip falling in love with each other. There are some scenes at the Broadmoor in Colorado Springs. Under any title it is a great novel, flawed but deft, and strange in the Highsmith manner--she takes her time with time, and she sees things other writers of the period don't notice. Todd Haynes' film of the novel starring Cate Blanchett, premiered at Cannes last spring and is scheduled for limited release in the US in November.
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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.
Sunday, November 1, 2015
Robert Redford & Route 66; Patricia Highsmith, Cate Blanchett, & Carol
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