SOLO - Italian Hours by Henry James - dc

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barbara2
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Post by barbara2 » January 22nd, 2021, 6:25 pm

pnagami wrote:
January 22nd, 2021, 6:07 pm
Hi Barbara,

Section 34 is PL OK.

I went to San Gimignano all by myself once.

My best,

Pam
Thanks Pam. I hope you weren't hassled like poor Henry was.

I feel as though I've been there now.

Best,

Barbara

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Post by pnagami » January 22nd, 2021, 6:31 pm

Nope. No hassles, whatsoever.

Pam
"Quiet minds cannot be perplexed or frightened but go on in fortune or misfortune at their own private pace, like a clock during a thunderstorm."

Robert Louis Stevenson

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Post by barbara2 » February 7th, 2021, 2:55 am

Section 35 - Ravenna

https://librivox.org/uploads/craigdav1/italianhours_35_james_128kb.mp3
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27:06

I bet you, unlike me, have read Dante, Boccaccio and Byron.

Best,

Barbara

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Post by pnagami » February 7th, 2021, 9:15 am

Hi Barbara,

Section 35 is PL OK.

More of Dante and Boccaccio than of Byron.

My best,

Pam
"Quiet minds cannot be perplexed or frightened but go on in fortune or misfortune at their own private pace, like a clock during a thunderstorm."

Robert Louis Stevenson

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Post by barbara2 » February 12th, 2021, 8:41 pm

Hi Pam,

Section 36 - The Saint’s afternoon and others Part 1

https://librivox.org/uploads/craigdav1/italianhours_36_james_128kb.mp3
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28:29

I think you won't have any trouble guessing who Henry's host was?? Have you been to Capri?

Best,

Barbara

Footnote: This is one of the sections (composed in the "later" style of Henry James) which have been so challenging for me. Something by a Princeton Professor of English gave me heart:

...." there are sentences in late James that no one has ever understood; subordinate clause that sprawl beyond the lifespan of any mind; orphaned pronouns whose natural antecedents elude all efforts at reunification; abstractions that mock any attempt to draw them into the range of human comprehension."

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Post by pnagami » February 13th, 2021, 9:36 am

Hi Barbara,

Section 36 is PL OK.

I can only think of Axel Munthe whose Villa San Michele at the top of the Phoenician steps I was excited to visit after reading Munthe's inestimable book, "The Story of San Michele."

That's an apt bit by the Princeton Prof!

Pam
"Quiet minds cannot be perplexed or frightened but go on in fortune or misfortune at their own private pace, like a clock during a thunderstorm."

Robert Louis Stevenson

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Post by barbara2 » February 19th, 2021, 6:16 pm

Hi Pam,

Section 37 - The Saint's Afternoon and others Part 2

https://librivox.org/uploads/craigdav1/italianhours_37_james_128kb.mp3
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28:39


Pam, Dave, I think we can call this a wrap.

Best,

Barbara

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Post by pnagami » February 19th, 2021, 7:23 pm

Hi Barbara,

Section 38 is PL OK.

Was I right about Axel Munthe?

Well done!

Pam
"Quiet minds cannot be perplexed or frightened but go on in fortune or misfortune at their own private pace, like a clock during a thunderstorm."

Robert Louis Stevenson

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Post by barbara2 » February 19th, 2021, 8:18 pm

pnagami wrote:
February 19th, 2021, 7:23 pm
Hi Barbara,

Section 38 is PL OK.

Was I right about Axel Munthe?

Well done!

Pam
Thank you! And, yes, you are right.

Next stop - France!

Best,

Barbara

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Post by craigdav1 » February 19th, 2021, 8:18 pm

Looks like it's time to catalog this one. Weekends are a busy time at Archive so it may take a bit of time.

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Post by barbara2 » February 19th, 2021, 8:20 pm

craigdav1 wrote:
February 19th, 2021, 8:18 pm
Looks like it's time to catalog this one. Weekends are a busy time at Archive so it may take a bit of time.
Thanks Dave. After 12? months, I think Henry can wait.

Best,

Barbara

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Post by Faunacoco » February 20th, 2021, 1:12 pm

Hello, hope this is completed soon. I have wanted to listen for some months. Thank you for your efforts!

Laura G.

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Post by craigdav1 » February 20th, 2021, 1:29 pm

All audio files can be found on our catalog page: https://librivox.org/italian-hours-by-henry-james/

Let me know if anything is amiss. I will be away from a computer until this evening. Congrats! I'll be the first to download it.

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Post by barbara2 » February 20th, 2021, 2:10 pm

craigdav1 wrote:
February 20th, 2021, 1:29 pm
All audio files can be found on our catalog page: https://librivox.org/italian-hours-by-henry-james/

Let me know if anything is amiss. I will be away from a computer until this evening. Congrats! I'll be the first to download it.
Thank you, Dave! And, of course, thanks to Pam once again.

Barbara

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Post by barbara2 » February 20th, 2021, 2:11 pm

Faunacoco wrote:
February 20th, 2021, 1:12 pm
Hello, hope this is completed soon. I have wanted to listen for some months. Thank you for your efforts!

Laura G.
What a kind remark! I hope you enjoy Henry as much as I did.

Barbara

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