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.

Thursday, November 3, 2016

1959 Nash Metropolitan

from Alex Emond in Saskatchewan: "I was pleasantly surprised to see this little car, parked beside a new house that's going up on the outskirts of Swift Current. I guess the owner is storing it there until he gets the place built. Then it will disappear into the garage. I see that it has a set of brand-new tires on it. Anyway, what a little humbug. Get that puppy restored and out on the road. The thing does have a certain flair and it's almost small enough to make a Shriner jealous.--"AE
(It looks to me like the wheel wells have been cut out, which to my eye makes it a better-looking car than the original bathtub profile of the Metropolitan)--AUTOLITERATE 

1 comment:

  1. Hey Alex.
    Thanks for taking some great pics of my little car. I love her to death and soon she will making her way to live in Arizona. Glad you can see the beauty her too!
    Leanne from Glendale