FOTHMLA!!! Friend of the Henry Miller Library alert!
Check it – it’s the inimitable Tim Youd in the Clay County Times Democrat out of Arkansas. Tim’s in Piggott, AR as part of his “100 Novels Project.”
Over a five-year period, Youd is retyping 100 novels and for the current performance he spent much of the last week in Hemingway’s barn studio.
Tim typed up “Tropic of Capricorn” as part of our Big Sur Brooklyn Bridge festival and will be typing up “Tropic of Cancer” at our Aller Retour Paris in early May!
Youd has also completed works by Henry Miller, Charles Bukowski, Kurt Vonnegut, Jr., Raymond Chandler, Philip K. Dick and Tom Wolfe. “But, I only do novels which were created on a typewriter, so that generally means most of them were written before 1985.”
To complete his effort of Charles Bukowski’s “Post Office” he spent 10 days in July of last year retyping the novel in the bed of a pickup outside the post office in downtown Los Angeles where Bukowski had worked sorting mail for 12 years.
Upcoming performances will include a trip to Lincoln, Neb. to retype Weldon Kees’ “Fall Quarter” on a Remington in March. He’ll also visit Paris later this spring to retype Henry Miller’s “Tropic of Cancer” at the invitation of the Henry Miller Memorial Library, which is located in California.
Read the whole thing here!