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.

Saturday, December 3, 2016

Langdon Clay's Night Cars

Charlie Robert’s campaign car, Chevrolet Bel Air, Hoboken, NJ, 1976
White Tower car, Buick LeSabre, Meatpacking District, 1976. 
These are from photographer Langdon Clay's Cars--New York City, 1974-76.
Thanks to Maine photographer Scott Dorrance for the heads-up on this book.


  1. Yeah the Buick by the White Tower is good, brings back memories.

  2. Yeah that Buick brings back memories of the Electra225 I owned many years ago. Best highway cruiser I ever had.

  3. I used to park my Austin Healey MGB etc in that lot and eat a late night White Castle square burger real nice memories...