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The Iron Whim: A Fragmented History of Typewriting

Author: Darren Wershler-Henry.

The Iron Whim: A Fragmented History of Typewriting

Author: Darren Wershler-Henry.

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Item #: D34537
Format: Hardcover
Pages: 344
Publication Date: 2007
Publisher: Cornell University
ISBN: 9780801445866
With computers as the near-universal means of writing documents, we begin to lose our sense of how remarkable typewriters really were. Providing a history of the typewriter, Darren Wershler-Henry notes its role in the careers of Bram Stoker, Mark Twain, Franz Kafka, Norman Mailer, Alger Hiss, William Burroughs, J.G. Ballard, Jack Kerouac, Hunter S. Thompson,... More
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With computers as the near-universal means of writing documents, we begin to lose our sense of how remarkable typewriters really were. Providing a history of the typewriter, Darren Wershler-Henry notes its role in the careers of Bram Stoker, Mark Twain, Franz Kafka, Norman Mailer, Alger Hiss, William Burroughs, J.G. Ballard, Jack Kerouac, Hunter S. Thompson, and David Letterman. Wershler-Henry casts a bemused eye on early writing machines, looks at typewriting as a social system, and taps into our nostalgia for a method of communication that has all but vanished.


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