[COMPLETE] The Precipice by Goncharov - icequeen

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Post by tovarisch » April 17th, 2018, 5:59 pm

The Precipice by Ivan Goncharov (1812 - 1891). Translated by M Bryant ( - )

This project is now complete! All audio files can be found on our catalog page: https://librivox.org/the-precipice-by-ivan-goncharov/

The Precipice is a story of the romantic rivalry among three men, condemning nihilism as subverting the religious and moral values of Russia. It was originally published in 1869 in Vestnik Evropy. Later critics came to see it as the final part of a trilogy, each part introducing a character typical of Russian high society of a certain period: first Aduev ("A Common Story"), then Oblomov ("Oblomov"), and finally Raisky, a gifted man, his artistic development halted by "lack of direction". According to scholar S. Mashinsky, as a social epic, The Precipice was superior to both A Common Story and Oblomov. Goncharov considered The Precipice to be his best work, in which he managed to realize his artistic ambition to the full. "Dreams and aspirations of Raisky for me sound like a sonorous chord, praising a Woman, Motherland, God and love," he wrote in a letter to Mikhail Stasyulevich. ( summary by tovarisch, based on Wikipedia articles)
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tovarisch
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Post by tovarisch » April 17th, 2018, 6:01 pm

The book contains a preface, which I propose to number 0, following by 37 sections corresponding to the chapters of the book.
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Post by tovarisch » April 17th, 2018, 6:05 pm

The preface is relatively short, but the total word count exceeds 100K, and I'll be lucky if, reading/editing a section a week, I finish it before next year...
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Post by icequeen » April 17th, 2018, 8:23 pm

Hi tovarisch, I can MC this one for you! Back in a moment with your MW!
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Post by icequeen » April 17th, 2018, 8:32 pm

OK, your MW is up! We will wait here a day or two to see if we can pick up a DPL!
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Post by tovarisch » April 18th, 2018, 4:47 am

Thanks, Ann!
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Post by icequeen » April 20th, 2018, 9:06 am

Moving on to Going Solo!
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Post by DACSoft » April 20th, 2018, 1:33 pm

Hi tovarisch,

I'd like to DPL this one, if you agree.

Thank you,
Don
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Post by tovarisch » April 20th, 2018, 1:52 pm

Hi Don,

Certainly! Thank you. Welcome to the project. :)

Ann will grant you access to the MW soon, I trust.
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Post by icequeen » April 20th, 2018, 8:38 pm

DACSoft wrote:
April 20th, 2018, 1:33 pm
Hi tovarisch,

I'd like to DPL this one, if you agree.

Thank you,
Don

You now have access to the MW, thank you Don!
Ann

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Post by tovarisch » April 21st, 2018, 7:41 am

Alright, and we're off! :)

Preface has been uploaded, ready for PL, MW updated.
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Post by DACSoft » April 21st, 2018, 11:24 am

Section 0, Preface is PL OK! :)

This is the first I've listened to one of your recordings. I enjoyed your reading style, and look forward to proof listening to the rest of the chapters. And I will certainly select some of your existing work for pleasure listening. :thumbs:

Thank you,
Don (DACSoft)
Bringing the Baseball Joe series to audio!

In Progress:
Left to Themselves; Baseball Joe in the Central League
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Baseball Joe in the Big League; Whispering Tongues; Baseball Joe on the Giants

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Post by tovarisch » April 21st, 2018, 11:31 am

Thank you, Don. I wonder if you're going to find any changes from my earlier recordings. I'd like to think that my "style" is still developing... :)
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Post by tovarisch » April 22nd, 2018, 6:53 am

Section 1 has been uploaded, ready for PL.
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Post by tovarisch » April 22nd, 2018, 9:48 am

Section 2 has been uploaded, ready for PL.
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