Selling Typewriters

Typewriter

“My son just finished college last year. He wants to write but he’s selling typewriters until he gets started,” his mother said . . . the woman across the aisle said in a loud voice, “Well that’s nice. Selling typewriters is close to writing. He can go right from one to the other.”

— Flannery O’Connor, “Everything That Rises Must Converge”

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