[COMPLETE] Atala, by François-René de Chateaubriand - tg

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Post by msfry » April 20th, 2020, 12:46 pm

Atala by François-René de Chateaubriand (1768 - 1848).

This project is now complete! All audio files can be found on our catalog page: https://librivox.org/atala-by-francois-rene-de-chateaubriand/
What were the lower Mississippi River, Gulf Coast regions, and Appalachians of North America like in the earliest colonial days? Full of untamed forests, wild animals, nuts, berries, and Indians. Chateaubriand spent many years exploring the area, and this early (somewhat autobiographical) novella was inspired by his years spent with various Indian tribes, (described in his Introduction--included after the story), primarily the Natchez. Amongst these natives, as the story goes, was a blind old patriarch named Chactas, revered for his wisdom and knowledge of the affairs of life, including many years spent learning the ways of Europeans. In 1725, a Frenchman named René (Chateaubriand himself?), driven thither by his misfortunes in Europe, arrived at Louisiana. Old Chactas adopted him as a son, and slowly reveals his hardships and adventures. One such story was about Atala, a beautiful indian maiden, who had been converted by French missionaries to Christianity . . . . of their passionate attraction . . . and all the conflict and heartache that arose thereby. ~ summary by Michele Fry
[*]Text source (only read from this text!): http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/44427
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Genres for the project: Historical Fiction, Early American History

Keywords that describe the book: Louisiana, Natchez, Indians, romance, Chactas, wilderness

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BC/DPL: Michele Fry msfry
Soloist: Bill Jones williamjones
MC: TriciaG
Cover: Michele Fry*
Last edited by msfry on May 9th, 2020, 7:51 am, edited 6 times in total.
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Post by williamjones » April 21st, 2020, 8:54 am

I've got the text breakdown into sections and I'm ready to start recording.
Big thanks to Michele for setting this up. :clap:
Bill:
“I’ve got a new watch,” Tom said with abandon.

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Post by TriciaG » April 21st, 2020, 11:29 am

This is set up. You should be all set.

I'll put in the cover pre-claim now.
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Post by williamjones » April 21st, 2020, 11:53 am

Many thanks for the quick work Tricia!
I gotta get crackin' now.
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“I’ve got a new watch,” Tom said with abandon.

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Post by msfry » April 21st, 2020, 12:31 pm

TriciaG wrote:
April 21st, 2020, 11:29 am
This is set up. You should be all set.

I'll put in the cover pre-claim now.
Thanks, Tricia. This project shouldn't take long. I'll fill in the MW once Bill decides whether to put the Intro and Prologue before or after the story.
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Post by msfry » April 22nd, 2020, 7:05 am

Magic Window is set up, and Summary shortened and revised for your review.
Bill, take a look and see if it's what you want. You could divide that long Drama section up into two bits to more nearly match the other file lengths, or just leave it like it is. Your choice.

Tricia: Does Bill get access to the MW, being neither BC nor DPL? I still don't know all the rules. :roll:
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Post by TriciaG » April 22nd, 2020, 7:31 am

Since you designated yourself as BC and DPL, I put you in for those roles. :) That would indicate Bill is simply a reader, so no MW access. I could put Bill in as alt-BC (or as BC, either one), so that he has MW access. Let me know.
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Post by TriciaG » April 22nd, 2020, 12:39 pm

Moving to Going Solo...
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Post by williamjones » April 29th, 2020, 8:39 pm

Breaking the ice: uploaded Section 1, prologue
https://librivox.org/uploads/triciag/atala_01_chateaubriand_128kb.mp3 11:45

Am wrestling with whether to record the modern names of places and things or pronounce the old/French words in the text. A good example:
In talking about the (modern) Wabash River, the text spells this "Wabache". Context convinces me that WABASH is the name intended by the author and which our LV listeners will recognize.

Tomorrow I'll upload sections 2-4, The Hunters parts 2-4
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“I’ve got a new watch,” Tom said with abandon.

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Post by msfry » April 29th, 2020, 9:06 pm

williamjones wrote:
April 29th, 2020, 8:39 pm
Breaking the ice: uploaded Section 1, prologue
https://librivox.org/uploads/triciag/atala_01_chateaubriand_128kb.mp3 11:45

Am wrestling with whether to record the modern names of places and things or pronounce the old/French words in the text. A good example:
In talking about the (modern) Wabash River, the text spells this "Wabache". Context convinces me that WABASH is the name intended by the author and which our LV listeners will recognize.

Tomorrow I'll upload sections 2-4, The Hunters parts 2-4
I look forward to it! And I think it is often impossible for us to know how names were pronounced in days gone by, so I'd go with pronunciation our modern readers will recognize.
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Post by williamjones » May 1st, 2020, 6:53 am

Uploaded Section 2 - The Hunters Chapter 3 part1

https://librivox.org/uploads/triciag/atala_02_chateaubriand_128kb.mp3 22.22
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Post by williamjones » May 1st, 2020, 3:11 pm

Bill:
“I’ve got a new watch,” Tom said with abandon.

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Post by williamjones » May 1st, 2020, 4:16 pm

Uploaded Section 4, The Hunters Part 3

https://librivox.org/uploads/triciag/atala_04_chateaubriand_128kb.mp3 22:48

A monk has saved them from the frying pan, so now we have to expect them to fall into the fire - that Chaktas really *does* have bad luck.
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Post by msfry » May 1st, 2020, 4:34 pm

As soloist, you can enter your files names and times into the MW. I will get to them soon and look forward to listening.

The First Post varies on Section# vs Chapter # on the Intro. It's your choice, so please specify which one you want and I will follow that.
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Dreams Collection #2
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Post by williamjones » May 1st, 2020, 8:06 pm

msfry wrote:
May 1st, 2020, 4:34 pm
As soloist, you can enter your files names and times into the MW. I will get to them soon and look forward to listening.
I don't have access to the MW. I can enter/change nothing.

The First Post varies on Section# vs Chapter # on the Intro. It's your choice, so please specify which one you want and I will follow that.
My choice: Section #
Bill:
“I’ve got a new watch,” Tom said with abandon.

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