Some girls hear Hermes and dream of elegant, flowing scarves.
Me? I dream of elegant, flowing words.
Meet my new Hermes 3000, manufactured in 1962. Isn’t she beautiful?
And hey, if she’s good enough for Larry McMurtry …. http://articles.chicagotribune.com/2006-01-20/features/0601190365_1_typewriter-hermes-larry-mcmurtry
Other scribblers who eschew computers, and the writing machines they love:
Don DeLillo: Olympia SM3 DeLuxe
Joan Didion: Royal KMM
Harlan Ellison: Olympia SG 3
John Irving: IBM Selectric
Terrence McNally: Olympia SM 9
Joyce Carol Oates: SCM Smith Corona Electra
Thomas Pynchon: Olivetti portable
David Sedaris: IBM Selectric II
William Styron: SCM Smith Corona Electra
John Updike: Olivetti from the ’40s
My god, that’s a thing of beauty. Mint green! Le swoon!
I bought my husband the Olivetti Valentine for our anniversary a few years back. I love that I can say that here and you aren’t going to ask, “But why?”
Tayari Jones writes with a typewriter too! Very pretty.
I’ll bet the keys under you fingers and the clack of them is crazy good gratifying.
It is lovely, but the idea of using white-out to correct my mistakes…UGH.
I have a 1960-something smith coronal electric typewriter sitting on my desk. My kids always ask to use it, but can’t for the life of them remember what it’s called, “mom…can I type on that thing…you know, the thing w/ a keyboard, but it’s not a computer? what is it?”
yours is gorgeous. i love the color of the keys.