Tuesday, December 1, 2009

What I Really Want for Christmas

Cormac McCarthy is auctioning off his typewriter. Proceeds will benefit the Santa Fe Institute.

A quote from the authentication letter that he wrote:

“It has never been serviced or cleaned 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.”


Wow.

1 comment:

David Erlewine said...

Ha, just saw this in the paper a bit ago on the train home from work. CM sounds like a good guy.