This weekend, having got my hands on an Olivetti Lettera 22, I was able to cross a typewriter off my 'wanted' list. Nice catch, you say, but what's the link (apart from the number "22") between my typewriter and the novel written by Joseph Heller? Well there isn't one - at least not a direct link, but you can always find an indirect one, if you try hard … Continue reading Catch 22
A "Clockwork Orange" post by b4cksp4ce a few days ago, got me to thinking about the author of that novella: Anthony Burgess. An article at http://www.anthonyburgess.org describes how Burgess, as a fan of Josephine Baker, bought an upright piano she once owned. "He claimed that his love of the piano was analogous to the affection he had … Continue reading A Clockwork Counterpoint
It's slim pickings typewriter-wise in the Op shops in and around Perth. But at least I did come away with something interesting on a recent visit to a Salvation Army store. The find in question was a $4 copy of "Tennessee Williams - Memoirs" published by W.H. ALLEN (First British Edition, 1976). As well as being … Continue reading Anyone for Tennessee?