Monday, March 13, 2006
A fictional writer, writing fiction, on a fictional typewriter.
This typewriter, according to the poster designer, belonged to a playwright who followed Faulkner into Hollywood hell. Take your guess.
Last week's winner: Dusty Rhoades, the author of Good Day In Hell. So go buy a goddamn copy, OK? (Sorry, I've been editing all weekend and I'm cranky.) Congratulations, Dusty.
And in answer to your question, I'd heard Hemingway composed longhand, too, but used a typewriter for submissions, letters, etc. Most writers of the period had a typewriter somewhere, even if they didn't write first drafts on them. That's my guess, anyway. Anyone Hemingway experts out there who know for sure?
I have a job. An acting job. For the next three days I'll be playing a predatory lawyer. (Dusty, is that a redundancy?) So, talk amongst yourselves and I'll see you sometime Wednesday or Thursday. Play nice.