Cormac McCarthy’s Typewriter Dies After 50 Years and Five Million Words | Gadget Lab | Wired.com
We aren’t bidding on it, but I hope it finds a good home.
Cormac McCarthy, author of cheery favorites such as The Road and Blood Meridian, is about to trade in the typewriter he used to write them. The Olivetti Lettera 32 has been in his care for 46 years, since 1963, and it wasn’t even new then — McCarthy picked it up for $50 from a pawn shop in Knoxville, Tennessee.
Sometimes I think about trying to write an entire story on one of our manuals. I’m pretty sure that it would change the way the words flowed in the same way that writing longhand has an impact just because it changes the speed between the time it takes to think of a sentence and to record the thought.