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Old 08-21-2007, 02:41 PM   #1
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Eliot, T S: The Waste Land, v1, 21 Aug 2007

T S Eliot, The Waste Land, (1922)

One of the most significant poems of the twentieth century. For me, this is a poem about how redemption is possible in an alienating world.

Iíve hyperlinked to Eliotís notes and added one of my own, plus a picture. I didnít think that a TOC was necessary, though there is one on the reader.

A PROBLEM
Iíve long wanted to do this poem, which is very meaningful to me, but some lines absolutely must be indented, and I couldnít get BD to do this. (Some of you may have noticed my plaintive requests for indenting advice.)
A SOLUTION
I had a small revelation this morning, when I realised that I could configure the subtitles so that they were exactly the same font and size as the paragraph text, whilst leaving them centred. With a bit of jiggling, the result is fairly satisfactory. (Fiddle with the settings after youíve clicked ĎMake sony reader bookí.)
Ideally, I would have liked both indents and right justification, but just indents is (just about) acceptable with this poem. And I didn't mind sacrificing the subtitles.

It occurs to me that the person who elsewhere wanted hanging indents might experiment with aligning the subtitles to the right and setting the same font and size as the paragraph text.

Iím going to upload the BD file as well as the lrf version, for several reasons:
1. The curious might like to see what I did.
2. The clever may want to suggest improvements.
3. Some people may prefer a less cluttered text and want to remove the links.
4. And it can be converted to other formats.

The first attachment is the lrf file. The second is a zipped BD file.

Last edited by Patricia; 04-05-2008 at 11:41 PM. Reason: Moved to US server.
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