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Day 19. 88 lines. Cumulative total: 1803.
A material shambles today: typos in the text – not only inverted letters but possibly even whole words, like the triple “anchor” that in the Penguin text is two “ancor”s and an “ambo” (the idea that poetic effects could be created through miscopying needs some thinking about, after a week of thinking about Statius and creative misreading); pencil kept breaking; overly-occupied with my own posture (after a couple of sessions of looking for posture images and talking to a photographer about finding contemporary analogues of Purgatorial postures in Cambridge’s streets); misreading and miscopying, so lots of erasing (ironic after re-reading Majena Mafe’s “Via Error”, in which she rewrites, from memory, Caroline Bergvall’s artwork of 47 translations of Inf.1.1-3, “48 Dante Variations”, with massive errors throughout); and lines not fitting on the width of the page, which means mis-planning on my part, not that Dante has suddenly started writing longer lines. 126 more words