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, November 4, 2012

Donald Judd's 1972 DODGE POWER WAGON

The man was a minimalist so of course he liked our sort of truck: clean, bare, basic. Thanks to Thomas McLaughlin for noting this story about Evan Hughes and Judd's truck aesthtetic in the NYT.

1 comment:

  1. As a person who has done his considerable share of desert vehicular off-highway peregrinations over the years this NYT description of DJ's truck gave me big grins and a whole other insight into what he must have been up to down there...he knew what he was doing, that's for sure, and I can just imagine the country that rig saw. Including [sorry, dude] some seriously mountainous terrain.