[COMPLETE] Nostromo (Version 2) - dc

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Post by TheBanjo » June 12th, 2021, 3:00 am

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Post by TheBanjo » June 13th, 2021, 2:22 am

I have uploaded section 10: https://librivox.org/uploads/craigdav1/nostromo_10_conrad_128kb.mp3 (36:37)

Boy oh boy, there are some long sentences in this novel! One almost has to insert breathing marks in the text as a wind instrument player does in a music score. Not a criticism of Conrad at all — some of these sentences are just magnificent to my ear — but what a contrast to, say, Heminway.
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But to wallow in your own phrases, to be rejoiced by the savour of your own shrewd pawkiness, to feel your rhythm balanced and yet sober — that is a pleasure beyond most  — Ford Madox Ford, "Some Do Not..."

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Post by Sunrise2020 » June 13th, 2021, 8:00 am

PL of sections 7-9 are okay (and very easy to follow).
Maybe because we could finish the trilogy of No More Parades, I've been reading a very different kind of trilogy by the Norwegian writer Roy Jacobsen. Very enjoyable about life on a tiny island.
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Post by TheBanjo » June 13th, 2021, 11:47 pm

Sunrise2020 wrote:
June 13th, 2021, 8:00 am
Maybe because we could finish the trilogy of No More Parades, I've been reading a very different kind of trilogy by the Norwegian writer Roy Jacobsen. Very enjoyable about life on a tiny island.
I'm hoping I may be able to read the third of the Tietjens novels ("A Man Could Stand Up") next year. I'd not heard to the Jacobsen trilogy, but on reading a bit about it just now, I can see it looks interesting. I have an Australian-born friend whose Norwegian parents were very caught up in the political upheavals of those times, and I understand the tensions arising from allegiances declared then still linger on today in some ways.

I have uploaded section 11: https://librivox.org/uploads/craigdav1/nostromo_11_conrad_128kb.mp3 (18:32).

Glad you're following OK so far. It's pretty complicated, I think, and may well get more so.
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But to wallow in your own phrases, to be rejoiced by the savour of your own shrewd pawkiness, to feel your rhythm balanced and yet sober — that is a pleasure beyond most  — Ford Madox Ford, "Some Do Not..."

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Post by Sunrise2020 » June 14th, 2021, 11:55 am

I read a few reviews about the book yesterday and realize that you picked quite a good challenge for us :shock:
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Post by Sunrise2020 » June 14th, 2021, 11:57 am

PL of section 10 is fine.
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Post by TheBanjo » June 15th, 2021, 4:00 am

Sunrise2020 wrote:
June 14th, 2021, 11:55 am
I read a few reviews about the book yesterday and realize that you picked quite a good challenge for us :shock:
Thanks, Susanne. You're keeping up marvellously!

I have just uploaded:
Section 12: https://librivox.org/uploads/craigdav1/nostromo_12_conrad_128kb.mp3 (13:27)
Section 13: https://librivox.org/uploads/craigdav1/nostromo_13_conrad_128kb.mp3 (17:00)
Section 14: https://librivox.org/uploads/craigdav1/nostromo_14_conrad_128kb.mp3 (25:34)

The latter part of Section 14 provides an excellent example of the kind of complexity Conrad is handling, I think, where inside, and just outside the landau occupied by Mrs Gould, Don Jose Avellanos, Antonia Avellanos and Martin Decoud we have a whole spectrum of different viewpoints on what's happening in the country at that moment in time - and yet the scene doesn't feel in the least like a dry debate, but on the contrary, seems to arise quite naturally from the established situation. I think it's quite brilliant how Conrad draws all these threads together in one scene — though having said that, I must admit it's taken me several readings of this novel to begin to understand that. And some of it is certainly damned funny — even if in a very bleak way.
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But to wallow in your own phrases, to be rejoiced by the savour of your own shrewd pawkiness, to feel your rhythm balanced and yet sober — that is a pleasure beyond most  — Ford Madox Ford, "Some Do Not..."

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Post by Sunrise2020 » June 15th, 2021, 7:02 am

Section 11 is fine.

Thanks for the heads-up on section 14. I'll listen carefully. We're having a small heatwave and I lie under a tree in my favorite park after school and listen to your recordings. :clap:
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Post by TheBanjo » June 16th, 2021, 2:18 am

Sunrise2020 wrote:
June 15th, 2021, 7:02 am
Section 11 is fine.

Thanks for the heads-up on section 14. I'll listen carefully. We're having a small heatwave and I lie under a tree in my favorite park after school and listen to your recordings. :clap:
Sad to say, I have nothing for 'under the tree' today. I read a 5000 word or so section and began editing it, but unaccountably (aghhh!) forgot to save any of my work, and my computer froze, so I lost it all. Serves me right, really! Should have it ready for tomorrow, though.
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But to wallow in your own phrases, to be rejoiced by the savour of your own shrewd pawkiness, to feel your rhythm balanced and yet sober — that is a pleasure beyond most  — Ford Madox Ford, "Some Do Not..."

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Post by Sunrise2020 » June 16th, 2021, 2:50 am

Oh, it’s so frustrating to loose something on the computer! No worries, I’ve three sections for today and we might get thunderstorms.
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Post by Sunrise2020 » June 16th, 2021, 11:57 am

PL of sections 12 and 13 is okay.
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Post by TheBanjo » June 17th, 2021, 12:06 am

Thanks Susanne. And here is my well-rehearsed section 15, this time saved properly to my hard drive:
https://librivox.org/uploads/craigdav1/nostromo_15_conrad_128kb.mp3 (31:35)
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But to wallow in your own phrases, to be rejoiced by the savour of your own shrewd pawkiness, to feel your rhythm balanced and yet sober — that is a pleasure beyond most  — Ford Madox Ford, "Some Do Not..."

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Post by Sunrise2020 » June 17th, 2021, 8:20 am

Hello Peter,
can you please listen to section 14 at about 3:37 where your recording fades/hesitates and then starts up again: "as the saying goes...". The rest of the section is fine.
Section 15 is okay.
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Post by Sunrise2020 » June 18th, 2021, 11:18 am

In section 15 I lingered over the scene of Antonia and Martin leaning on the window sill, dusk slowly falling, and the passers-by who are scandalized by those two unchaperoned young people. Of course, I couldn't keep my eyes glued to the page but I keep thinking about the scene...
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Post by TheBanjo » June 18th, 2021, 5:58 pm

Sunrise2020 wrote:
June 17th, 2021, 8:20 am
Hello Peter,
can you please listen to section 14 at about 3:37 where your recording fades/hesitates and then starts up again: "as the saying goes...". The rest of the section is fine.
Well done on picking that up! Thank you. This is why we pay you the big dollars :D
I have uploaded section 14 again. The length of the new version is 25:21.
Peter Dann
But to wallow in your own phrases, to be rejoiced by the savour of your own shrewd pawkiness, to feel your rhythm balanced and yet sober — that is a pleasure beyond most  — Ford Madox Ford, "Some Do Not..."

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