Re: CSS and Eccentric Poems.
From: email@example.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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