- Brooklin, Maine, United States
- 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.
Saturday, May 14, 2011
The Last Picture Show
http://theselvedgeyard.wordpress.com/2010/11/10/the-last-picture-show-epic-feast-of-dust-denim-desire-dreams/ I'm not sure The Last Picture Show (dir. Peter Bogdanovish, 1971) is "an epic feat of dust, denim and dreams" as the link above would have it, but it is a startling thrill of a movie, straight from the heart of the golden age of American filmmaking, roughly 1965-75. American loneliness in the American landscape...every time I see The Last Picture Show I want to read John Brinckerhoff Jackson's essays on landscape http://www.brinckerhoff.org/JBJsite/index.html and Larry Levis' poems http://www.poemhunter.com/larry-levis/ all over again.
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