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Phony typewriters hit a literary low

by | Oct 14, 2022 | fakes | 9 comments

Yes, that’s a “Govrland” phony on the cover of a Stephen King novel: Sie (She), the German translation of Misery. Credit goes to Rodja Pavlik for discovering this travesty. As he says, this thing isn’t going to stop any Annie Wilkes.



 

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  1. the_avenger

    Haha… thanks for the confirmation that it IS indeed a Govrland. And I think you are right, it seems to be made of thin sheet metal, not plastic as I wrote.

    Back then when the book came out in Germany and Austria (where I live) I always wondered why it was titled "Sie" (She) and not "Elend" (the german translation for "Misery" – I didn't know then that this is also used as a name in the English spoken area). I thought it was a marketing gag to play with pronouns (kind of foreshadowing? ;-D) – because there was "Es" ("It") – and I half expected a book with the title "Er" ("He").

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  2. Martha Lea

    What! Dear oh dear. That's a disaster of a cover.

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  3. typewriter.works

    it will be interesting how you report the "fake" "selten evertype" when it debuts on your novel (which i am being super slow in designing the chapter graphics).

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  4. Anonymous

    Travesty! :D

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  5. Richard P

    The Govrland is existent but phony; the Evertype is nonexistent but genuine. I'll take the Evertype!

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  6. Richard P

    I've never heard of a real person actually named "Misery," even though it is the name of a fictional character written by King's fictional character. Yes, I bet the German publisher wanted to capitalize on the success of "Es."

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  7. Richard P

    By the way, a further piece of phoniness is the crumpled-up sheet on top of the Govrland. It's obviously word-processed, not typed!

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  8. Bill M

    I think people think those fake typewriters are artistic for some reason.

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  9. the_avenger

    You, Sir, you have an "Adlerauge".

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