12/1/09

McCarthy's Olivetti


"It has never been serviced or cleaned out other than blowing out the dust with a service station hose. ...I have typed on this typewriter every book I have written including three not published. Including all drafts and correspondence I would put this at about five million words over a period of 50 years."

Cormac McCarthy's typewriter is up for auction with all proceeds going to the Santa Fe Institute. Via NY Times. Thanks Les.

*Ended at $254,500! details.

3 comments:

Andy said...

bad ass

PG said...

As a lover of the art of typing -- my wife can type over 100 wpm, and that's why I married her -- this is really bitchin' !

John said...

Hopefully it will go to an institution or museum, like Kubrick's chair and Tolkien's desk, so the general public can get close to the bad ass bitchin' Chi.