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Post by Leni » May 16th, 2011, 3:18 pm

This project is now complete! All audio files can be found on our catalog page: http://librivox.org/the-plain-speaker-opinions-on-books-men-and-things-by-william-hazlitt/

The Plain Speaker: Opinions on Books, Men, and Things by William Hazlitt (1778-1830).

The Plain Speaker: Opinions on Books, Men, and Things is a posthumous collection of essays by William Hazlitt, organized by his grandson, William Carew Hazlitt. The book contains some of Hazlitt's more famous essays that hadn't been previously published in book format. (Summary by Leni)
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Post by badey » May 16th, 2011, 5:42 pm

I don't know if you already have one, but if not, I would be willing to be the DPL for this project.
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Post by MARTIN GEESON » May 17th, 2011, 5:09 am

Hi Leni - Remember me?

Could I stake a small claim, please, for Section 43 (On Respectable People)?

Cheers
Martin

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Post by Leni » May 17th, 2011, 2:53 pm

MARTIN GEESON wrote:Hi Leni - Remember me?

Could I stake a small claim, please, for Section 43 (On Respectable People)?

Cheers
Martin
:lol:

When I was putting this project up, I was hoping you would grab at least one section. :9:

Thanks for claiming! :D
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Post by Leni » May 17th, 2011, 3:03 pm

badey wrote:I don't know if you already have one, but if not, I would be willing to be the DPL for this project.
Thank you very much for your offer! I have added you as DPLer!
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Post by Nullifidian » May 17th, 2011, 3:47 pm

Can I stake a claim for section 26 - "On Reading Old Books"? I find it... apropos. :D

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Post by DSayers » May 17th, 2011, 11:52 pm

I'll sign up for 04 and 05, On the Conversations of Authors.

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Post by Availle » May 18th, 2011, 12:12 am

Hi Leni,

could I read 14 and 15 please?
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Post by Leni » May 18th, 2011, 4:03 am

Thank you all for claiming! :)

We are leaving the launchpad, off to Readers Wanted.
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Post by MARTIN GEESON » May 19th, 2011, 12:02 pm

Hi

Uploading Section 43 (On Respectable People) -

http://upload.librivox.org/share/uploads/le/plainspeaker_43_hazlitt.mp3

Duration - 18:34

With his "disposable commodity" and "undefinable mass", Hazlitt reminded me both of the Marxist theory of value and of Lacan's "sliding signifier - in one and the same paragraph. :)

Regards
Martin

EDIT - Leni, Could you please check as 'complete' my section of De Bello Gallico :) - I'm trying to reduce my to-do list so I've no excuse not to get back to my long solo.

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Post by Leni » May 19th, 2011, 3:22 pm

MARTIN GEESON wrote: With his "disposable commodity" and "undefinable mass", Hazlitt reminded me both of the Marxist theory of value and of Lacan's "sliding signifier - in one and the same paragraph. :)
:lol:

Thanks much, Martin! Both sections marked as done. ;)
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Post by kattekliek » May 20th, 2011, 12:37 am

I'ld like to read sections 23 and 24 - On the Qualifications Necessary to Success in Life.
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Post by Leni » May 20th, 2011, 5:34 am

Thanks for claiming! :)
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Post by badey » May 20th, 2011, 10:26 am

I have PLed section 43.

Section 43
PL OK

Good reading Martin!
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Post by Leni » May 20th, 2011, 12:10 pm

Thanks!
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