Wednesday, July 01, 2020

Anne Sexton — Smith Corona Typewriter

Anne Sexton — Smith Corona Typewriter

The back cover of 45 Mercy Street displays a photo of a Smith Corona electric typewriter.

The back cover of 45 Mercy Street displays a photo of a Smith Corona electric typewriter.

The poet Anne Sexton was always filmed and photographed typing on a Royal Quiet DeLuxe. But I recently bought a copy of her posthumous collection, 45 Mercy Street, and the back cover displays a photo of a Smith Corona electric typewriter sitting on her desk. My assumption is that she wore out her Royal and purchased a brand-new electric. Of course this is something of interest only to people like me who have a fascination with the tools writers of the past used.

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