Richard Seddon wrote:
> "Personae"-----The volume I used is the one edited by Baechler and Litz published in 1990 by New Directions
> I believe, although I cannot be certain, that the spaces were inserted by Pound after the first publication.
> Referencing your concern about the typesetters, Pound apparently did not have those concerns or at least trusted himself as a final proof reader. A casual look at "The Cantos" shows that Pound used word spacing and line spacing throughout his work.
Yes, that is true of the Cantos. I have the old Personae, purchased back
in the '50s, plus the Library of America. The latter shows no special
spacing, which is an instance of the importance of the typesetter and/or
editor. I've misplaced the Personae but I'll check it when it shows up.
Even in the Cantos there are contested instances. Flipping through the
book I don't immediately find an instance of the following
xxxx xxxx xxxx xxxxxx xxxxx xxxxxx
My assumption has always been that when a word is placed at the extreme
right margin that it is part of the preceding line that didn't fit the
page. But it's debatable.
> Rick Seddon
> Portales, NM