My Top 5 Books Written in the Typewriter Era
Though the typewriter isn't completely dead, this week's announcement chronicling the demise of one of the last typewriter factories is definitely a sign that the once powerful tool is going kaput.
Art Attack mused on some of the documents written during an era loosely defined between 1867 (when the machine took off commercially) and 1980-ish (when the word processor began to usurp the once gold standard for putting words to the page). The result is our top five books written during the era, even if it was sculpted in shorthand as a big whatevs to typewriter technology.
5. The Trial/Der Process by Franz Kafka
4. The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath (aka Victoria Lucas)
3. Animal Farm by George Orwell
2. Another Country by James Baldwin
1. On the Road by Jack Kerouac
The original 120-foot typewritten scroll for this 1957 beat-fiction tome tours the country.
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