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.

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Steve Jansen is a contributing writer for the Houston Press.
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