Thursday, December 10, 2009

Cormac McCarthy's typewriter


Cormac McCarthy's old typewriter was recently put up at auction and went for over $200,000.  Crazier than this is the fact that he actually wrote on the thing!  More than a dozen novels, plays, short stories, screenplays, and everything else he's put down to paper!

My.  God.

From the NY Times:

Glenn Horowitz, a rare-book dealer who is handling the auction for Mr. McCarthy, said: “When I grasped that some of the most complex, almost otherworldly fiction of the postwar era was composed on such a simple, functional, frail-looking machine, it conferred a sort of talismanic quality to Cormac’s typewriter. It’s as if Mount Rushmore was carved with a Swiss Army knife.”

Read more, here. 

I'm off...  to get some writing accomplished!

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