[SOLO, RUSSIAN] Николай Лесков, На краю света - kit

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Post by karlkuzmich » January 23rd, 2019, 7:02 pm

На краю света (On the Edge of the World) by Nikolai Leskov (1831 - 1895).
Повесть основана на подлинном случае миссионерской деятельности архиепископа Нила (1799-1874), но написана с характерным для Лескова гротеском и тщательной шлифовкой персонажей. Затронута необычная для русской литературы 19-го века тема свободы вероисповедания.

"Making up things is hard labour for me, so I've always felt the need for having before me real faces which could intrigue me with their spirituality; then they get hold of me and I infuse them with new life, using some real-life stories as a basis," wrote Leskov about the characters of this book. Bigger than life characters meet at a missionary expedition to the Siberian North. The subject of freedom of faith is unusual for the 19-century Russian literature. (Mark Chulsky+Wikipedia)
  • Text source (only read from this text!): https://archive.org/details/polnoesobranieso06leskuoft/page/n311
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  • The reader will record the following at the beginning and end of each file:
    No more than 0.5 to 1 second of silence at the beginning of the recording!
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    • "Николай Лесков, повесть На краю света. Эта запись сделана для проекта ЛибриВокс. Все записи ЛибриВокс являются общественным достоянием. Для справок и помощи проекту пожалуйста посетите сетевую страницу librivox DOT org."
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    • "Глава [number] повести Николая Лескова На краю света. Эта запись проекта ЛибриВокс является общественным достоянием."
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  • Example filename edgeoftheworld_##_leskov_128kb.mp3 (all lower-case) where ## is the section number (e.g. edgeoftheworld_01_leskov_128kb.mp3)

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Post by Kitty » January 25th, 2019, 3:55 am

Hi Mark, I can set this up. This will be my second Russian solo I'm MCing. :) MW will be ready soon. So you only want to read that one story from the book you're linking to ? Not the entire book ?

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Post by Kitty » January 25th, 2019, 4:01 am

MW is ready to be populated. You don't have a DPL yet, I suppose ? I put a ~ in the title to reflect that and we'll stay in the Launch Pad over the weekend, so maybe we find someone who can help out.

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Post by karlkuzmich » January 25th, 2019, 6:41 am

Thank you, Sonia!
Yes, this story is independent of the rest of the volume, I'm not reading the other stories this time.
I'll be working on procuring a DPL. As an experienced Russian MC, you know it takes an effort :-)
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Post by Kitty » January 25th, 2019, 6:45 am

karlkuzmich wrote:
January 25th, 2019, 6:41 am
As an experienced Russian MC, you know it takes an effort :-)
haha yes, good luck. I was trying to PL my previous Russian MC job, but after one chapter I gave up. Although I have learnt Russian for a few years now, and I can read the Kyrillic script, I was unable to read the text fast enough to follow along with the reader. So it took me hours to listen to one chapter. I know where my limits are :?

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Post by Kikisaulite » January 25th, 2019, 6:57 pm

Hi! I would like to DPL this - looks interesting! I have never read anything of Nikolai Leskov's works, so this would be a nice opportunity.
Kristine :)
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Post by karlkuzmich » January 25th, 2019, 8:23 pm

That's great, Kristine, I'm looking forward to working with you! :9:
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Post by Kitty » January 26th, 2019, 1:06 am

Wonderful Kristine, you should have DPL access of the MW now. BTW I see you're from Riga, I have visited the city only last summer, when all the Bear statues were standing on the market place :lol: a very beautiful city (but we got a bit lost with the car when we were looking for our hotel, too many one-way-streets :mrgreen: )

I can move us to going solo then. Here's to a good collaboration. :birthday:

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Post by Kikisaulite » January 26th, 2019, 8:32 am

Kitty wrote:
January 26th, 2019, 1:06 am
(but we got a bit lost with the car when we were looking for our hotel, too many one-way-streets :mrgreen: )
Nice to hear that you liked Riga! True about the one-way-streets. In certain districts all of them seem to be one-way, I sometimes still get entangled when driving there. :mrgreen:

Mark, happy recording!
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Post by Kitty » January 26th, 2019, 8:34 am

Kikisaulite wrote:
January 26th, 2019, 8:32 am
Nice to hear that you liked Riga! True about the one-way-streets. In certain districts all of them seem to be one-way, I sometimes still get entangled when driving there. :mrgreen:
:shock: woah even the locals get lost LOL then I guess we were lucky to find the hotel at all. :lol:

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Post by karlkuzmich » January 31st, 2019, 11:43 am

I've been to Riga a few times in the late 70-s / early 80-s. I've been lost in old Riga too, but I don't remember any cars there, only pedestrians :-)
Sec. 1 is up: https://librivox.org/uploads/kitty/edgeoftheworld_01_leskov_128kb.mp3 [15:31]
Sec. 2 is up: https://librivox.org/uploads/kitty/edgeoftheworld_02_leskov_128kb.mp3 [12:46]
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Post by karlkuzmich » February 7th, 2019, 7:21 pm

Sec. 3 and 4 are up:
https://librivox.org/uploads/kitty/edgeoftheworld_03_leskov_128kb.mp3 [19:52]
https://librivox.org/uploads/kitty/edgeoftheworld_04_leskov_128kb.mp3 [10:22]

Kristine, if you are familiar with Russian Orthodox liturgy, please don't be shy to correct my sound of old Slavic and religious terminology!
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Post by Kikisaulite » February 8th, 2019, 5:33 pm

Sections 1 and 2 are OK! :clap:
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Post by karlkuzmich » February 11th, 2019, 8:12 am

Sec. 5,6 are up:
https://librivox.org/uploads/kitty/edgeoftheworld_05_leskov_128kb.mp3 [31:34]
https://librivox.org/uploads/kitty/edgeoftheworld_06_leskov_128kb.mp3 [28:15]
Kristine, don't worry, these are the longest chapters, they are getting shorter again :-)
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Post by Kikisaulite » February 13th, 2019, 6:00 am

Hi, Mark!
I listened to chapter 3 and the beginning got me wondering. At the beginning of the file you say the traditional shortened intro:
"Глава [number] повести Николая Лескова На краю света. Эта запись проекта ЛибриВокс является общественным достоянием."

and then you plunge right into the text (this is the case in all chapters, I think). I somehow feel that it would be nice to repeat the chapter title after the intro and before the actual text as well, even though it is only a chapter number in this case.
It perhaps can remain as it is now too, but in this way the text blends together with the intro very much... Another thing is a consideration, that any listener of the book will most likely get used to the intro part after a few chapters and unconsciously treat it like we do all kinds of advertisments - listen to it not really hearing, the attention snapping in just when the actual book text commences. From this viewpoint as well it would be good to have the "glava takaja-to" to signal where the text starts.

So this is just a suggestion for you to consider...

Kristine
Keep your mind here and now, where it belongs.

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