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Sunday, December 06, 2009

coincidentally,

i just mentioned cormac mccarthy in an email the other day (i said i started reading the road, but i had to stop because i wasn't in the right frame of mind to read it. i also said, i'd read it in the future. i just couldn't right now)

i JUST across this:

Cormac McCarthy's Typewriter



Cormac McCarthy has written more than a dozen novels, several screenplays, two plays, two short stories, countless drafts, letters and more — and nearly every one of them was tapped out on a portable Olivetti manual typewriter he bought in a Knoxville, Tenn., pawnshop around 1963 for $50.

Lately this dependable machine has been showing irrevocable signs of age. So after his friend and colleague John Miller offered to buy him another, Mr. McCarthy agreed to auction off his Olivetti Lettera 32 and donate the proceeds to the Santa Fe Institute, a nonprofit interdisciplinary scientific research organization with which both men are affiliated.........

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2 comments:

stray said...

I read The Road, but I had to do it in one sitting, because I knew if I put it down I would never pick it up again.

a rose is a rose said...

one sitting is pretty impressive