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Cormac McCarthy's typewriter and Jane Austen's Twitter account

December 7th, 2009 by Chris Strauber

Cormac McCarthy’s typewriter was sold at auction last week for $254,500, according to the New York Times. A friend bought McCarthy a new one, the same style of Olivetti, for less than $20.

McCarthy’s works at Tisch.

Sarah Milstein at O’Reilly Radar comments on the speed of mail delivery in 18th century London, sometimes as much as six times a day. Which from a certain perspective makes Jane Austen’s letters more like email or even Twitter posts in immediacy and level of detail. Or at least allows one to make the comparison

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