Ode to the Type-writer
Here is a secret: I am obsessed with the typewriter. It is an amazing little machine. I recently purchased this photograph from Toronto artist Todd McLellan and became a little bit mournful when I read this story about the last mechanical typewriter factory closing in India. I'm reading a lot of c-20 literature about type-writers (an alias for both the machine and the person using it), like Grant Allen's The Type-Writer Girl (1897) and composite novel The Sturdy Oak (1917); and reading book-length studies on it like Darren Wershler-Henry's The Iron Whim: a Fragmented History of the Typewriter. Fun!
Today, the Guardian published a series of photographs of authors and their typewriters. Check it out.
Any other typo-philes?