Autocento of the breakfast table: a README
Part I: in which our hero explains the goal
The goal in this book, Autocento of the breakfast table, is to explore the workings of revision and recursion through words, both in the head and on paper. It's a hypertextual imagining of how things could have been, in all of their possibilities.
Part II: How to use this repo
This project uses John McFarlane's wonderful program pandoc, and its markdown flavor, to encode the poems and stories and things contained within. To see the source text files, navigate to the src/ folder.
At the top of each file, there is a YAML metadata block that looks something like this:
--- title: Title of article id: file-name-without-extension subtitle: Subtitle # optional genre: verse # verse or prose epigraph: # optional content: 'Content of epigraph' # req'd if epigraph exists link: 'http://link-to-epigraph-source/' # optional attrib: 'Epigraph attribution' # optional dedication: my mother # optional ekphrastic: # optional image ekphrastic image: 'link-to-image.ext' title: 'Text for title text of image' link: 'http://link-to-host-of-original/' class: css class(es) for the image project: title: Original project name order: 1 # page number, optional prev: # optional - title: Title of previous thing in original project link: link to that thing - title: Title of other previous thing link: link to that thing next: #optional - title: Title of next thing in original project link: link to that thing - title: Title of other next thing link: link to that thing ...
To compile all the markdown into glorious, glorious HTML (visible at http://autocento.me), run
make all in the src directory of this repository.
(Windows users: get a UNIX shell.
I'm over it.)