Cormac McCarthy’s typewriter for sale
Cormac McCarthy looks like a typewriter sort of author – I just can’t see him updating his Twitter account from his iPhone some how. His old manual typewriter, a much-used Olivetti that he bought in a Tennesssee pawnshop around 1963, is up for auction on Friday. This antique is definitely a piece of literary history as McCarthy has written all his books on it. The author has probably spent more time with this typewriter than he has with this wives (he’s been married three times.)
Clack, clack, clack, clack, clack, clack, clack, clack coming from his study day after day for year after year.
Christie’s estimates that it will sell for “between $15,000 and $20,000.” I don’t think it will go for that.