Marcia Karp wrote:
> > There are those who argue that each dash should be printed to reflect its length
> and shape (wavy or straight). Tooooo obsessive for me.
I'd forgotten about that battle -- easy for me to do since I hadn't
heard of it until I read a review sometime in the last year in LRB that
discussed it. It seems some Dickinson scholars (or, as you suggest,
"obsessives") have decided that hardly anything short of an exact
fadsimile will do. Her handwriting is part of the poem.
Every time I read Dickinson I am awed, but somehow I've never gotten
around to reading her very much. Has Franklin replaced Johnson in any
way important for non-specialist readers?