[SOLO] Letters of Oscar Wilde, Volume 2 (1890-1895) - ke

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Post by JachinandBoaz » July 30th, 2020, 3:16 pm

Sections 6, 7, and 8 are all PL OK. The scanned article associated with section 6 was really blurry and difficult for me to view, even after magnification. It's a great article--inferring a person's literary taste by the cut of one's suit.

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Post by JachinandBoaz » August 1st, 2020, 9:08 am

Rob -

8-11, 14, 17, 22-24 are all PL OK. Made for lunch reading material.

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Post by RobMarland » August 1st, 2020, 9:13 am

Thanks a lot, Daniel. I’ll get started on the next batch. :thumbs:
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Post by JachinandBoaz » August 3rd, 2020, 1:57 pm

Rob -

The above recordings have all been marked PL OK. "I met him on Tuesday, so we are old friends." :wink: :lol:

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Post by RobMarland » August 4th, 2020, 8:22 am

JachinandBoaz wrote:
August 3rd, 2020, 1:57 pm
Rob -

The above recordings have all been marked PL OK. "I met him on Tuesday, so we are old friends." :wink: :lol:

Daniel
Such a great line!

Three more for PL
https://librivox.org/uploads/kathrinee/letters2_03_wilde_128kb.mp3
https://librivox.org/uploads/kathrinee/letters2_12_wilde_128kb.mp3
https://librivox.org/uploads/kathrinee/letters2_31_wilde_128kb.mp3
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Post by JachinandBoaz » August 5th, 2020, 2:28 pm

Rob -

These are all PL OK. However, there is a discrepancy in Section 3 between the text and what was said that changes the meaning of the sentence. I’ll leave it up to you whether you want to revise it or keep it as is.

1:17 - “And on the broad question of why a man of letters writes at all let me say this.” - I hear “of whether a man of letters writes at all…”

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Post by RobMarland » August 6th, 2020, 12:21 pm

Thanks, Daniel.

I made that change to section 3 https://librivox.org/uploads/kathrinee/letters2_03_wilde_128kb.mp3

Also for PL
https://librivox.org/uploads/kathrinee/letters2_37_wilde_128kb.mp3
https://librivox.org/uploads/kathrinee/letters2_47_wilde_128kb.mp3

The only letters that remain are the Alfred Douglas letters. It will be a while until I can continue recording because I am waiting on a library to send me a scan of a 1924 book in which some of Wilde's letters to Douglas were printed. When I was researching Wilde's letters, I found extracts of the Douglas letters in auction catalogues, but couldn't find a copy of the 1924 book online or for sale for anything less than several thousand pounds. So I launched this project intending to just read the extracts I had found. However, shortly after launching I learnt that there was a copy of the book in a library in Iowa and that the staff there would be willing to scan it for me. My request is in a queue, so I will now wait until I hear back from them.
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Post by JachinandBoaz » August 7th, 2020, 6:33 pm

RobMarland wrote:
August 6th, 2020, 12:21 pm
Thanks, Daniel.

I made that change to section 3 https://librivox.org/uploads/kathrinee/letters2_03_wilde_128kb.mp3

Also for PL
https://librivox.org/uploads/kathrinee/letters2_37_wilde_128kb.mp3
https://librivox.org/uploads/kathrinee/letters2_47_wilde_128kb.mp3

The only letters that remain are the Alfred Douglas letters. It will be a while until I can continue recording because I am waiting on a library to send me a scan of a 1924 book in which some of Wilde's letters to Douglas were printed. When I was researching Wilde's letters, I found extracts of the Douglas letters in auction catalogues, but couldn't find a copy of the 1924 book online or for sale for anything less than several thousand pounds. So I launched this project intending to just read the extracts I had found. However, shortly after launching I learnt that there was a copy of the book in a library in Iowa and that the staff there would be willing to scan it for me. My request is in a queue, so I will now wait until I hear back from them.
Rob -

All three are PL OK. (And the outro for the last selection was spot on.)

I sympathize with you on the difficulties in procuring out-of-print books at reasonable prices. I had a similar situation come up with some research I was doing on medieval history. I needed to get my hands on a book, which was available on Amazon for only $3,000. :lol: No thanks. I'll just get it through an interlibrary loan. I don't understand why booksellers are still playing that kind of game in this day and age. The era of private institutions and academic libraries dropping epic sums of cash for antiquarian books is as dead as old Egypt.

When the scanned book arrives from the prairies of Iowa, just send me a private message or use the "quotation" feature in the forum to summon me from bowels of indolence and I'll get back to work on the other recordings.

In the meantime, a couple of observations: In selection 37, you might want to review the hyperlink to the text on Archive.org. The link I followed was 3 pages off, probably because of the way books are transferred into PDF format.

Section 37 about the imposture was interesting to me. I wonder if anyone else has noticed that the inmate of "the Cork Blind Asylum, Helena Callanan” sounds a lot like "the blind prodigy Hellen Keller", whose miraculous story was all the rage in the late 19th century.

Daniel

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Post by RobMarland » Yesterday, 8:49 am

JachinandBoaz wrote:
August 7th, 2020, 6:33 pm
In the meantime, a couple of observations: In selection 37, you might want to review the hyperlink to the text on Archive.org. The link I followed was 3 pages off, probably because of the way books are transferred into PDF format.
Daniel
Thanks. Done: in spreadsheet and MW.

I'll PM you when the book has arrived. :thumbs:
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