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Post by Lynnet » July 25th, 2018, 2:07 pm

I have uploaded The Manuscript for PL.
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Post by cherylstewart » July 25th, 2018, 6:52 pm

Section 13, "The Manuscript" PL OK
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Post by mightyfelix » July 25th, 2018, 9:26 pm

The favorite story of mine, from all those I've yet come across, is actually a story-within-a-story. It's chapter 13 of Phantastes by George MacDonald. I'd like to record just this chapter and submit it here, but I'm a bit perplexed how to do so. The chapters in Phantastes are not titled, so should I simply call this "Chapter 13 of Phantastes"? Moreover, the story itself is bookended, so to speak, by the following passages at the beginning and end of the chapter:
One story I will try to reproduce. But, alas! it is like trying to reconstruct a forest out of broken branches and withered leaves. In the fairy book, everything was just as it should be, though whether in words or something else, I cannot tell. It glowed and flashed the thoughts upon the soul, with such a power that the medium disappeared from the consciousness, and it was occupied only with the things themselves. My representation of it must resemble a translation from a rich and powerful language, capable of embodying the thoughts of a splendidly developed people, into the meagre and half-articulate speech of a savage tribe. Of course, while I read it, I was Cosmo, and his history was mine. Yet, all the time, I seemed to have a kind of double consciousness, and the story a double meaning. Sometimes it seemed only to represent a simple story of ordinary life, perhaps almost of universal life; wherein two souls, loving each other and longing to come nearer, do, after all, but behold each other as in a glass darkly.

As through the hard rock go the branching silver veins; as into the solid land run the creeks and gulfs from the unresting sea; as the lights and influences of the upper worlds sink silently through the earth’s atmosphere; so doth Faerie invade the world of men, and sometimes startle the common eye with an association as of cause and effect, when between the two no connecting links can be traced.
(The story.)
And now I will say no more about these wondrous volumes; though I could tell many a tale out of them, and could, perhaps, vaguely represent some entrancing thoughts of a deeper kind which I found within them. From many a sultry noon till twilight, did I sit in that grand hall, buried and risen again in these old books. And I trust I have carried away in my soul some of the exhalations of their undying leaves. In after hours of deserved or needful sorrow, portions of what I read there have often come to me again, with an unexpected comforting; which was not fruitless, even though the comfort might seem in itself groundless and vain.
I fear that, taking this chapter out of its setting within the book, this beginning and ending may be off-putting. But if I omit these, I don't feel that I could very well title my section "Chapter 13 of Phantastes," because part of the chapter would be missing.

Any thoughts?

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Post by lethargilistic » July 26th, 2018, 1:27 am

https://librivox.org/uploads/lynnet/ss072_psychology_mo_128kb.mp3

Psychology
Katherine Mansfield (1888 - 1923)
http://digital.library.upenn.edu/women/mansfield/bliss/psychology.html
15:50

My first submission. I want to be "Mike Overby," please.
If I can change the website later, set it to https://whiletrue.fm. If I can't, hold off on that.

Also, I just realized Eric Eldred proofread that textfile, lol.
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Post by Lynnet » July 26th, 2018, 9:14 am

mightyfelix wrote:
July 25th, 2018, 9:26 pm
The favorite story of mine, from all those I've yet come across, is actually a story-within-a-story. It's chapter 13 of Phantastes by George MacDonald. I'd like to record just this chapter and submit it here, but I'm a bit perplexed how to do so. The chapters in Phantastes are not titled, so should I simply call this "Chapter 13 of Phantastes"? Moreover, the story itself is bookended, so to speak, by the following passages at the beginning and end of the chapter:
One story I will try to reproduce. But, alas! it is like trying to reconstruct a forest out of broken branches and withered leaves. In the fairy book, everything was just as it should be, though whether in words or something else, I cannot tell. It glowed and flashed the thoughts upon the soul, with such a power that the medium disappeared from the consciousness, and it was occupied only with the things themselves. My representation of it must resemble a translation from a rich and powerful language, capable of embodying the thoughts of a splendidly developed people, into the meagre and half-articulate speech of a savage tribe. Of course, while I read it, I was Cosmo, and his history was mine. Yet, all the time, I seemed to have a kind of double consciousness, and the story a double meaning. Sometimes it seemed only to represent a simple story of ordinary life, perhaps almost of universal life; wherein two souls, loving each other and longing to come nearer, do, after all, but behold each other as in a glass darkly.

As through the hard rock go the branching silver veins; as into the solid land run the creeks and gulfs from the unresting sea; as the lights and influences of the upper worlds sink silently through the earth’s atmosphere; so doth Faerie invade the world of men, and sometimes startle the common eye with an association as of cause and effect, when between the two no connecting links can be traced.
(The story.)
And now I will say no more about these wondrous volumes; though I could tell many a tale out of them, and could, perhaps, vaguely represent some entrancing thoughts of a deeper kind which I found within them. From many a sultry noon till twilight, did I sit in that grand hall, buried and risen again in these old books. And I trust I have carried away in my soul some of the exhalations of their undying leaves. In after hours of deserved or needful sorrow, portions of what I read there have often come to me again, with an unexpected comforting; which was not fruitless, even though the comfort might seem in itself groundless and vain.
I fear that, taking this chapter out of its setting within the book, this beginning and ending may be off-putting. But if I omit these, I don't feel that I could very well title my section "Chapter 13 of Phantastes," because part of the chapter would be missing.

Any thoughts?
I would say either read the chapter in its entirety; or instead of "Chapter 13", say "Excerpt from..." :D Your decision how to proceed.
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Post by Lynnet » July 26th, 2018, 9:29 am

lethargilistic wrote:
July 26th, 2018, 1:27 am
https://librivox.org/uploads/lynnet/ss072_psychology_mo_128kb.mp3

Psychology
Katherine Mansfield (1888 - 1923)
http://digital.library.upenn.edu/women/mansfield/bliss/psychology.html
15:50

My first submission. I want to be "Mike Overby," please.
If I can change the website later, set it to https://whiletrue.fm. If I can't, hold off on that.

Also, I just realized Eric Eldred proofread that textfile, lol.
Thank you and welcome!
We usually ask new readers to submit a sound check before recording, but I will do a full check on this piece for you.
I will also add you to the catalog. An admin will be able to change the website at a later date, so that is easy enough.
As for your text, we need it to be Public Domain and the source you used isn't one we usually use. The same work is available at our standard "go-to" site http://www.gutenberg.org/files/44385/44385-h/44385-h.htm#heading_id_500 but I will need to go through word by word to check it is the same. Sometimes the odd word is changed here or there, which takes it out of PD. I will accept it for now, but may have to come back to you and ask you to re-record sentences that don't work. That's going to take me a while, I'm afraid.
Cheryl is our proof listener and she will listen for reading errors (such as stumbles), so be sure to check back to see what she says.

Edit: The file passed the technical checks, with the exception of being a tad quiet. It comes in at 85.6 dB and we have a minimum of 86 dB (89 is the goal, 92 top). Here is a video guide on amplifying in Audacity: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z_z607awyLw
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Post by cherylstewart » July 26th, 2018, 3:37 pm

Section 14, "Psychology" PL OK
Oh, what an exquisitely poignant story - to my mother's heart.
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Post by Grothmann » July 26th, 2018, 10:13 pm

Hi:

It has been a while. Life intrudes on my hobbies.

This is The Death of Pan by Lord Dunsany.

2:00 long

https://librivox.org/uploads/lynnet/Death_of_Pan.mp3

Please check carefully (which you always do) as it has been a while. I am not so much worried about the words, as the settings.

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Post by Grothmann » July 26th, 2018, 10:17 pm

Hi again.

Almost forgot an important part --

From Project Gutenberg
THE DEATH OF PAN by Lord Dunsany

http://www.gutenberg.org/cache/epub/7838/pg7838-images.html

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Post by lurcherlover » July 27th, 2018, 2:58 am

Sorry - another one by me!

https://librivox.org/uploads/lynnet/ss072_christmastree_pt_128kb.mp3

"The Christmas Tree and the Wedding" by Fiodor M Dostoyevsky (1821-1881)
Duration: 18:18
17.57MB

TEXT: http://www.gutenberg.org/files/13437/13437-h/13437-h.htm#link2H_4_0006

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Post by Lynnet » July 27th, 2018, 7:27 am

Grothmann wrote:
July 26th, 2018, 10:13 pm
Hi:

It has been a while. Life intrudes on my hobbies.

This is The Death of Pan by Lord Dunsany.

2:00 long

https://librivox.org/uploads/lynnet/Death_of_Pan.mp3

Please check carefully (which you always do) as it has been a while. I am not so much worried about the words, as the settings.

Thanks
Dale
Thank you but could you re-upload with the correct file naming convention? Thanks.
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Post by Lynnet » July 27th, 2018, 7:33 am

lurcherlover wrote:
July 27th, 2018, 2:58 am
Sorry - another one by me!

https://librivox.org/uploads/lynnet/ss072_christmastree_pt_128kb.mp3

"The Christmas Tree and the Wedding" by Fiodor M Dostoyevsky (1821-1881)
Duration: 18:18
17.57MB

TEXT: http://www.gutenberg.org/files/13437/13437-h/13437-h.htm#link2H_4_0006

Peter
Thank you
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Post by Grothmann » July 27th, 2018, 9:42 am

Sorry about that.
Reloaded

https://librivox.org/uploads/lynnet/deathofpan.mp3

2:00

Thank you.

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Post by Lynnet » July 27th, 2018, 10:15 am

Grothmann wrote:
July 27th, 2018, 9:42 am
Sorry about that.
Reloaded

https://librivox.org/uploads/lynnet/deathofpan.mp3

2:00

Thank you.

Dale
Closer... but we need the collection # 8-)
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Post by Grothmann » July 27th, 2018, 10:32 am

Okay. (it;s like having to learn all over again.)

https://librivox.org/uploads/lynnet/ss072_thedeathofoan_dg_128kb.mp3)_.mp3

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