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Post by Margaret » October 25th, 2017, 2:44 pm

Life and Adventures of Jack Engle: An AutoBiography by Walt Whitman (1819 - 1892).


I'll get to it ( )
  • Text source (only read from this text!): http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn83030362/1852-03-14/ed-1/seq-1/
    http://ir.uiowa.edu/wwqr/vol34/iss3/ (OK to PL from or verify text in above link)
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Post by TriciaG » October 26th, 2017, 5:38 pm

FYI, we're trying to figure out the copyright status of this. Yes, it's Whitman's work, but where did this website get the text? Did they copy it without changes from scans of the original newspaper articles?

If it's a straight transcription from the original, it should be OK to use. If it was transcribed from some other source, it may not be.

I'm going to send an email to the U of Iowa to see if they can verify the original source.
Original journals on the Exploration of the Mississippi: Here
Fiction, partly about jail atrocities: It Is Never too Late
Watergate Report, volume 2: Here
E E Cummings' time in French prison: The Enormous Room

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Post by Margaret » October 27th, 2017, 4:34 am

Thank you Tricia. i think it is a straight transcription of the original because they include all of the typos and spelling errors followed by (sic). I'm keeping my fingers crossed!
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Post by TriciaG » October 30th, 2017, 9:58 am

Bad news. The person who submitted/published it put copyright on it:

http://ir.uiowa.edu/wwqr/vol34/iss3/2/
Introduction to Walt Whitman's "Life and Adventures of Jack Engle"

Zachary Turpin, University of Houston
Peer Reviewed

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Copyright © 2017 Zachary Turpin

DOI
10.13008/0737-0679.2247

Recommended Citation
Turpin, Zachary. "Introduction to Walt Whitman's "Life and Adventures of Jack Engle"." Walt Whitman Quarterly Review 34 (2017), 225-261. https://doi.org/10.13008/0737-0679.2247
Good news is that knotyouraveragejo found this:
knotyouraveragejo wrote:It looks like the New York Sunday Dispatch issues where this was originally published are available as pdfs online. Pretty hard to read from, but not impossible for purposes of checking against the Iowa Research online version. Here's the first installment from March 14, 1852.

http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn83030362/1852-03-14/ed-1/seq-1.pdf

You can advance to the next issue, and so on, from this page
http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn83030362/1852-03-14/ed-1/seq-1/
In this case, since they confirmed we couldn't use the U of IA edition, you'd need to read from the newspaper scan. I found it readable when I downloaded it and zoomed in to 200%.

What do you think?
Original journals on the Exploration of the Mississippi: Here
Fiction, partly about jail atrocities: It Is Never too Late
Watergate Report, volume 2: Here
E E Cummings' time in French prison: The Enormous Room

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Post by Margaret » October 30th, 2017, 2:30 pm

Thanks to Jo for finding the original! I can read that just fine so I'd like to proceed.
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Post by TriciaG » October 30th, 2017, 2:36 pm

Okay!

A few minutes ago, one of the admins countered the copyright claim on the easier-to-read version. :roll: But if you are able to read the scan, let's just do that. If you run into difficulties with it (illegibility), feel free to go back to the easier-to-read one to get the correct words. :)

Be back in a bit with the MW...
Original journals on the Exploration of the Mississippi: Here
Fiction, partly about jail atrocities: It Is Never too Late
Watergate Report, volume 2: Here
E E Cummings' time in French prison: The Enormous Room

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Post by TriciaG » October 30th, 2017, 2:42 pm

OK, you're all set.

I changed the file name to simply "jackengle". :)

EDIT: You know what? I think I want to DPL this as well. 8-)
Original journals on the Exploration of the Mississippi: Here
Fiction, partly about jail atrocities: It Is Never too Late
Watergate Report, volume 2: Here
E E Cummings' time in French prison: The Enormous Room

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Post by Margaret » October 31st, 2017, 5:42 am

Oh thank you Tricia!
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Post by Margaret » October 31st, 2017, 12:14 pm

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Post by TriciaG » October 31st, 2017, 1:25 pm

PL OK!

I'm all ooey-gooey over this already. LOL!

Moving to Going Solo.
Original journals on the Exploration of the Mississippi: Here
Fiction, partly about jail atrocities: It Is Never too Late
Watergate Report, volume 2: Here
E E Cummings' time in French prison: The Enormous Room

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Post by Margaret » November 5th, 2017, 6:25 pm

https://librivox.org/uploads/triciag/jackengle_02_whitman_128kb.mp3
14:55

I'm really digging this too - it makes me wonder why Whitman didn't do more in the way of prose. Kind of Dickensian, don't you think?
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Post by TriciaG » November 6th, 2017, 7:06 am

Sounds like a good way to describe it. :)

13:44 - "and chid Nathaniel severely" - I hear "Nathanlee"

FYI, you used the full intro on this one; you are allowed to use the shortened one, if you prefer:
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Original journals on the Exploration of the Mississippi: Here
Fiction, partly about jail atrocities: It Is Never too Late
Watergate Report, volume 2: Here
E E Cummings' time in French prison: The Enormous Room

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Post by Margaret » November 8th, 2017, 8:46 pm

I fixed and reuploaded section 2, and here's the next:


https://librivox.org/uploads/triciag/jackengle_03_whitman_128kb.mp3
12:57
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Post by TriciaG » November 9th, 2017, 7:32 am

I just noticed when spot checking section 2, that the intro has "Chapters 4 and 5" rather than 3 and 4.

0:22 says "Chapter 4"
7:45 says "Chapter 5"
14:48 says "end of chapter 5"

Now section 3 is for chapters 5 and 6.

In section 3, chapter 5 is the same text as in the second part of section 2. So I guess we're missing chapter 3 in section 2.

I apologize for not catching this before!

Section 3 is all OK; it's the skipped chapter in section 2 that is the issue.
Original journals on the Exploration of the Mississippi: Here
Fiction, partly about jail atrocities: It Is Never too Late
Watergate Report, volume 2: Here
E E Cummings' time in French prison: The Enormous Room

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Post by Margaret » November 9th, 2017, 8:07 am

Thank you for those finds! I'm glad you're on my team. :-)
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