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Grumpy Old Man to Auction Battered Old Typewriter


by Jerome Weeks 1 Dec 2009

It’s news because it’s Cormac McCarthy’s portable Olivetti, which he used to write a dozen novels, several screenplays and short stories, plus countless letters. The New York Times reports that Christie’s will be auctioning the 46-year-old machine — now that a friend of McCarthy’s bought him a new one like it.

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  • Bill Marvel

    He writes on a typewriter? I thought he chiseled in stone.

  • Sorry to break it to you, Bill, but Cormac McCarthy is not God.

  • Sami

    Sorry to be a nitpicker, but the typewriter in the picture is a Lettera 22. McCarthy uses a Lettera 32.