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Re: CSS and Eccentric Poems.

From: Scott E. Preece <preece@predator.urbana.mcd.mot.com>
Date: Wed, 3 Jul 1996 08:59:11 -0500
Message-Id: <199607031359.IAA23237@predator.urbana.mcd.mot.com>
To: bosak@atlantic-83.eng.sun.com
Cc: reddik@thegroup.net, stephanos@hol.gr, www-style@w3.org
 From: bosak@atlantic-83.eng.sun.com (Jon Bosak)
| Actually (not that it matters), Cummings almost undoubtedly wrote the
| poem on a typewriter and submitted it to his publisher as a
| typewritten manuscript -- in other words, monospaced.  So recreating
| his manuscript using PRE and a monospace font would probably come as
| close as you could get to what he originally had in mind.

It may have looked like the pysical presentation he sent to his
published, but I doubt it was "what he had in mind."

I really have no idea whether cummings typically submitted work in hand
or typed.  In either case, though, I imagine he knew quite well what it
would look like typeset...


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Received on Wednesday, 3 July 1996 09:57:04 UTC

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