Key Writers: Famous Writers With Their Typewriters

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Hunter S. Thompson at work in his ranch in Aspen, 1976

Since Mark Twain battered out the first typed manuscript in 1883, writers have had a love affair with their typewriters. To mark the end of the manufacture of these instruments for creativity, the Guardian published a fine selection of key writers at work on their typewriters.

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Patricia Highsmith at work in her home in Moncourt, near Fontainebleau, in 1976

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J. G. Ballard at work in his home in Shepperton, 1989

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Carson McCullers in 1961

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John Cheever, 1979

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Angela Carter

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Tennessee Williams at work, Key West, 1957

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Françoise Sagan, 1955

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Philip Roth at work

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William Faulkner, Hollywood, 1940s

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Margaret Drabble, London 1974

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Ernest Hemingway at work on ‘For Whom the Bell Tolls’, 1939

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Brendan Behan at work in the 1960s

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Queen of Crime, Agatha Christie

With thanks to Ken Cargill, via the Guardian

Via Dangerous Minds

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~ by The 1955 Hudson on January 31, 2012.

5 Responses to “Key Writers: Famous Writers With Their Typewriters”

  1. This is SO awesome. If it were a poster, I would buy it.

  2. […] Key Writers: Famous Writers With Their Typewriters (the1955hudson.com) […]

  3. Great fun… I loved Francoise Sagan.

  4. That was wonderful! Thank you for taking the time to collect these together and presenting them to us.

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