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Post by jvanstan » July 25th, 2020, 12:55 pm

Thus Spake Zarathustra: A Book for All and None by Friedrich Nietzsche (1844 - 1900). Translated by Thomas Common (1850 - 1919)

The modern British philosopher, Anthony M. Ludovici, said that this text “is unquestionably Nietzsche’s opus magnum.” However, he warns the reader that since “the book with the most mysterious, startling, or suggestive title, will always stand the best chance of being purchased by those who have no other criteria to guide them in their choice than the aspect of a title-page … ‘Thus Spake Zarathustra’ is almost always the first and often the only one of Nietzsche’s books that falls into the hands of the uninitiated.” He therefore recommends reading this text alongside some scholarly annotations, which Ludovici gratefully supplies in the volume read here. To keep with Ludovici’s intention, the reader of this version includes these annotations (where available) immediately after the reading. (jvanstan)
  1. Text source (only read from this text!): http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/1998
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  2. Type of proof-listening required (Note: please read the PL FAQ): standard

    This project has a dedicated proof-listener who will listen to all sections: GillianT
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    IMPORTANT - soloist, please note: in order to limit the amount of languishing projects (and hence the amount of files on our hard-pressed server), we ask that you post an update at least once a month in your project thread, even if you haven't managed to record anything. If we don't hear from you for three months, your project may be opened up to a group project if a Book Coordinator is found. Files you have completed will be used in this project. If you haven't recorded anything yet, your project will be removed from the forum (contact any admin to see if it can be re-instated).

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  3. 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!
    START of recording (Intro):
    • "Chapter [number] of Thus Spake Zarathustra: A Book for All and None. This is a LibriVox recording. All LibriVox recordings are in the public domain. For more information, or to volunteer, please visit: librivox DOT org"
    • If you wish, say:
      "Recording by [your name], [city, your blog, podcast, web address]"
    • Say:
      "Thus Spake Zarathustra, by Friedrich Nietzsche. Translated by Thomas Common [Chapter]"

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    For the second and all subsequent sections, you may optionally use the shortened form of this intro disclaimer:
    • "Part [number] Chapter [number] of Thus Spake Zarathustra by Friedrich Nietzsche. Translated by Thomas Common. This LibriVox recording is in the Public Domain."
    • If you wish, say:
      "Recording by [your name], [city, your blog, podcast, web address]"
    • Only if applicable, say:
      "[Chapter title]"
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    END of recording:
    • At the end of the section, say:
      "End of [Chapter]"
    • If you wish, say:
      "Recording by [your name], [city, your blog, podcast, web address]"
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    • At the end of the book, say (in addition):
      "End of Thus Spake Zarathustra: A Book for All and None, by Friedrich Nietzsche. Translated by Thomas Common"

    There should be ~5 seconds silence at the end of the recording.
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  4. Example filename zarathustra_##_nietzsche_128kb.mp3 (all lower-case) where ## is the section number (e.g. zarathustra_01_nietzsche_128kb.mp3)
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Post by MaryAnnSpiegel » July 26th, 2020, 7:35 pm

John,

I'd be happy to MC this for you. I'll get your MW set up.

MaryAnn

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Post by jvanstan » July 27th, 2020, 4:26 pm

Thanks so much, MaryAnn! I plan to start uploading tracks this week :9:

Quick question: Since I will be reading Ludovici's annotations, should we add something like "annotated" or "(with annotations by A.M. Ludovici)" to the title?

Hope all is well,
John

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Post by MaryAnnSpiegel » July 27th, 2020, 7:51 pm

John,

Gutenberg doesn't say anything about the annotations in the book title and doesn't list Ludovici as an author. Definitely mention in the book summary that the recording includes the annotationsand identify Ludovici as the author of those. I'll check on the other version of this work in our catalog to see if it included the annotations. If it didn't, then I think adding "with annotations" (or something similar) to the book title would help listeners find the version that they wanted to listen to.

MaryAnn

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Post by MaryAnnSpiegel » July 27th, 2020, 7:58 pm

Version 1 did not include the annotations. I've added (with annotations) to the project title. You'll see it when you log into your MW.

MaryAnn

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Post by jvanstan » July 28th, 2020, 1:03 pm

Awesome, Thanks MaryAnn!

I've got the first two sections ready. Now, we just need to get a DPL ;)

Best,
John

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Post by MaryAnnSpiegel » July 28th, 2020, 1:11 pm

I've posted an advert over in Listeners Wanted
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Post by sweaver » July 29th, 2020, 9:30 am

Hi there! Could I PL sections 1 and 2 for you? I don't have time to DPL the whole project but could PL as much as I can.

Siler,

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Post by jvanstan » July 29th, 2020, 2:01 pm

Hi Siler - Thanks for the offer - please go ahead and PL those sections :)

All the best,
John

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Post by sweaver » July 30th, 2020, 9:37 am

Section 1 PL OK! Way to go :D

P.S. I'm looking at different settups for recording. What mic/equipment did you use to record that section? It sounded really clean!

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Post by sweaver » July 30th, 2020, 10:23 am

Section 2 PL OK!

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Post by GillianT » July 30th, 2020, 5:47 pm

Hi Maryann,

Am able to be your DLP, if you are still looking for one.

Respectfully,

G

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Post by jvanstan » August 1st, 2020, 12:16 pm

Thanks, Siler! I use a condenser mic and PreSonus AudioBox interface, then process the audio files with Audacity. I try to do as little processing as possible (just noise reduction, light-touch dynamics compression, and normalization).

Hope that helps :)
John
sweaver wrote:
July 30th, 2020, 9:37 am

P.S. I'm looking at different settups for recording. What mic/equipment did you use to record that section? It sounded really clean!

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Post by jvanstan » August 1st, 2020, 12:17 pm

Awesome, Gillian! Thanks - let's get you set as the DPL. Welcome to the project :9:

I just added some recordings ready for PL :)

Thanks and best,
John

GillianT wrote:
July 30th, 2020, 5:47 pm
Hi Maryann,

Am able to be your DLP, if you are still looking for one.

Respectfully,

G

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Post by GillianT » August 1st, 2020, 7:56 pm

Thanks John,

I see the first 2 chapters have been okayed. Great! I'll keep checking in to see when I have been added to the Admin.

Cheers,
G

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