- 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.
Wednesday, July 31, 2013
Kerouac, Kyrgyzstan, Neil Young & Celine Dion
Guido Goluk, the Dutch translator of Kerouac's On the Road (that's Onderweg in Dutch) sent this report from the Stans.
"Just got back from Kyrgyzstan, where I made a 1000km round trip by bike with my cycling pal Djoen. High passes (over 3000m), a random attack by a bull, hospitality by herdsmen, the nightsky watched through the smoke vent of a yurt, fermented horse milk, rough unpaved roads – the works. I send you a nice truck and a view"--GG
Speaking of Ti-Jean, here's a NYT piece that muses on two separate essays in The Walrus a few years back, suggesting the essential Canadianess of Kerouac and Neil Young. The NYT blog asks, if Americans grant that Canada holds a claim to those two, will Canadians be willing to work with the United States — as Conan O’Brien originally suggested — “to solve the Celine Dion problem”?
Posted by autoliterate at 8:20 AM