Wednesday, 2 December 2009

Cormac shuns computers...








Author Cormac McCarthy is selling the typewriter which he used to write all his books. Author of such works as 'The Road', and recent cinematic success 'No Country for Old Men', McCarthy estimates that the typewriter has seen 'about five million words over a period of 50 years'. He bought the typewriter in 1963 from a pawn shop for the price of $50 and has not serviced it since; part of his reason for auctioning it being its 'serious signs of wear'. The typewriter will be auctioned at Christie's in New York on Friday and is expected to fetch up to $20,000 (£13,200); the money from the sale will go towards the Santa Fe institute, a scientific reasearch centre. Yet McCarthy refues to transfer to computers, and has found a replacement typewriter of the same make for $11.

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