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Post by TimSC » April 28th, 2011, 3:51 pm

This project is now complete! All audio files can be found on our catalog page: http://librivox.org/ecce-homo-by-friedrich-nietzsche/

Ecce Homo by Friedrich Nietzsche (October 15, 1844 – August 25, 1900) . [Translated by Anthony M. Ludovici] (January 8, 1882 – April 3, 1971).
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The philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche's autobiography, Ecce Homo, was the last prose work that he wrote before his illness in 1889. Coming at the end of an extraordinarily productive year in which he had produced The Twilight of the Idols and The Antichrist, Nietzsche shuns any pretense at modesty with chapter titles include “Why I am so Wise”, “Why I am so Clever” and “Why I Write Such Excellent Books”. His translator Anthony M. Ludovici states, Ecce Homo “is not only a coping-stone worthy of the wonderful creations of that year, but also a fitting conclusion to his whole life, in the form of a grand summing up of his character as a man, his purpose as a reformer, and his achievement as a thinker.” (Introduction by Tim SC)
  • Target completion date: Summer 2011
  • Text source (only read from this text!):Ecce Homo, Ludovici Translation, Dover Publications 2004
  • Type of proof-listening required (Note: please read the PL FAQ): Word Perfect, Translated Text

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Post by TriciaG » April 28th, 2011, 4:00 pm

Do you have a link to this text?

If it was really published in 2004, chances are almost certain that it is not public domain.
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TimSC
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Post by TimSC » April 28th, 2011, 4:04 pm

See this thread about editions: http://forum.librivox.org/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=32369

Tim

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Post by Nullifidian » April 28th, 2011, 8:21 pm

Just to let you know:

I found a complete scan of Ludovici's PD translation online at Google Books and linked to it in that thread.

I mentioned that you'd have to get an American to do the proof-listening, so why don't I just volunteer to be DPL? If you'll have me, of course. :)

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Post by TimSC » April 29th, 2011, 12:46 pm

I think we have agreed that Ecce Homo is PD in the US, and we can use the google books scan of the 1911 edition as the gold standard text for use in proof listening. I am not planning to read the poetry section because that is not part of Ecce Homo, they are just fragments collected for the complete works of the author. (Every other edition of Ecce Homo doesn't contain them.)

A few planning bits about the book's chapters, here are the page counts and approximate run times (I have only recorded chapter 3 and done a rough edit, so far):
  • Chapter 0, 15 pages, 34 minutes, Translator's Preface, Preface
  • Chapter 1, 18 pages, 41 minutes, Why I am so Wise
  • Chapter 2, 26 pages, 59 minutes, Why I am so Clever
  • Chapter 3, 75 pages, 169 minutes, Why I Write Such Excellent Books
  • Chapter 4, 12 pages, 27 minutes, Why I am a Fatality


And here is my current thoughts on splitting the sections, because chapter 3 is very long:
  • File 0, 15 pages, 34 minutes, Translator's Preface, Preface
  • File 1, 18 pages, 41 minutes, Why I am so Wise
  • File 2, 26 pages, 59 minutes, Why I am so Clever
  • File 3, 25 pages, 56 minutes, Why I Write Such Excellent Books, Part 1
  • File 4, 25 pages, 56 minutes, Why I Write Such Excellent Books, Part 2
  • File 5, 25 pages, 56 minutes, Why I Write Such Excellent Books, Part 3
  • File 6, 12 pages, 27 minutes, Why I am a Fatality
Nullifidian, you would be most welcome as DPL.

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Post by Nullifidian » April 29th, 2011, 11:09 pm

I took the liberty of downloading the book from Google and re-uploading it at Archive.org, if that will facilitate matters. So far, it's only available in the PDF form which I uploaded, but maybe they'll add their own flip-through reader as they do on some of their books.

http://www.archive.org/details/TheCompleteWorksOfFriedrichNietzschevol.17-EcceHomo

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Post by Leni » April 30th, 2011, 4:22 am

Hello there, I've been following this one with interest, since it's a book I was thinking of opening at some point. Glad someone else is doing it!

I was under the impression Tricia was going to MC, but, if she says she won't, then I will. :)
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Post by TriciaG » April 30th, 2011, 6:28 am

No, I won't. I don't like MC'ing things that aren't PD for me. (And the death date of the translator makes this not PD for me.)
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Post by Leni » April 30th, 2011, 11:56 am

Ok, thanks, Tricia. So, we have a magic window in place, Tim, let me know if everything is ok. :)
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Post by TimSC » April 30th, 2011, 1:01 pm

Thanks Leni,

I think we are all set to go. I should have some recordings for proof listening in the next few days.

One thing that I want to do is to seek help from the librivox community to help me say the correct pronunciations. This is not part of the standard proof listening, but I will manage it along side the normal librivox process. Nietzsche likes putting in quotes from French, Latin, etc. as well as mentioning many Italian place names. I am "mono-lingual" in English. I was thinking of listing all the quotes I need help with, in each language, and get someone to record them, then I will imitate their pronunciation. Has this been done before?

Tim

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Post by Leni » April 30th, 2011, 2:47 pm

Hi, Tim

Yes, certainly, that's been done before, many times! I have had another volunteer recording French quotes for me, too.

I can record the Latin ones for you, but for the others, a list in the Help Needed forum will do the trick! :)
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Post by TimSC » May 1st, 2011, 6:52 am

I have forgotten how much work it is to do this! :)

http://upload.librivox.org/share/uploads/le/eccehomo_03_nietzsche.mp3

65min 12 sec

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Post by Rab » May 1st, 2011, 8:10 am

Hi Tim,

I can help you for the french part if you want to, just tell me the quotes you need to hear.

Rab

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Post by Leni » May 1st, 2011, 8:12 am

TimSC wrote:I have forgotten how much work it is to do this! :)

http://upload.librivox.org/share/uploads/le/eccehomo_03_nietzsche.mp3

65min 12 sec
It's worth it in the end, though. :D

Tim, I should have asked before, but have you ever worked with the magic window? Do you have a username and password for it? If you do, the same one will work with this project; if you don't, I can send you one, so you can update the magic window yourself as you finish the sections. :)
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Post by TimSC » May 1st, 2011, 9:39 am

Thanks for the offers of language help. I will finish the section I am currently working on and compile a list of quotes.

Leni, I haven't previously used the magic window. Please send me a username/password.

Tim

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