Complete-SOLO - The Untempered Wind by Joanna Wood-alg

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Post by beeber » December 28th, 2020, 5:49 pm

The Untempered Wind by Joanna E. Wood (1867 - 1927).


Upon publication of “The Untempered Wind” in 1894, Joanna Wood quickly rose to international prominence, becoming in the next few years the most highly paid fiction-writer in Canada. In this novel, we find a detailed picture of village life. The narrative weaves through a variety of character types: the refined and the coarse, the humble and the self-righteous, the virtuous and the vicious. All these types are measured according to their treatment of Myron Holder, a young unwed mother — a “fallen woman” in the eyes of this “spiteful, narrow-minded village.”

An early reviewer extolled Wood as Canada’s Charlotte Brontë, because of her sympathetic treatment of a disadvantaged woman trying to forge an independent life. An even more apt comparison might be to Thomas Hardy: like Hardy's characters, Myron is buffeted by cruel, relentless Fate — the “untempered wind” of the title.

In “Silenced Sextet” (a 1993 study of once-popular Canadian women writers who subsequently dropped out of the public eye), Joanna Wood is seen as an important figure in the development of realism in Canadian literature: “No nineteenth-century writer better presents the sound, smell, and feel of day-to-day village life in this country.” (Summary by Bruce Pirie)

• This project is now complete. All audio files can be found on our catalog page: https://librivox.org/the-untempered-wind-by-joanna-e-wood/
  • Text source (only read from this text!): https://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/58987
  • Type of proof-listening required (Note: please read the PL FAQ): standard



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    Magic Window:



    BC Admin
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    Genres for the project: Culture & Heritage Fiction; Literary Fiction; General Fiction/Published 1800 -1900

    Keywords that describe the book: Canada, Ontario, 19th century, village life, unwed mother, realism, fate, small town, fallen woman, single mother, condition of women

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  • The reader will record the following at the beginning and end of each file:
    No more than 0.5 to 1 second of silence at the beginning of the recording!
    START of recording (Intro):
    • "Chapter [number] of The Untempered Wind. This is a LibriVox recording. All LibriVox recordings are in the public domain. For more information, or to volunteer, please visit: librivox DOT org"
    • If you wish, say:
      "Recording by [your name], [city, your blog, podcast, web address]"
    • Say:
      "The Untempered Wind, by Joanna E. Wood. [Chapter]"


    For the second and all subsequent sections, you may optionally use the shortened form of this intro disclaimer:
    • "Chapter [number] of The Untempered Wind by Joanna E. Wood. This LibriVox recording is in the Public Domain."
    • If you wish, say:
      "Recording by [your name], [city, your blog, podcast, web address]"
    • Only if applicable, say:
      "[Chapter title]"
    END of recording:
    • At the end of the section, say:
      "End of [Chapter]"
    • If you wish, say:
      "Recording by [your name], [city, your blog, podcast, web address]"
    • At the end of the book, say (in addition):
      "End of The Untempered Wind, by Joanna E. Wood. "

    There should be ~5 seconds silence at the end of the recording.
  • Example filename untemperedwind_##_wood_128kb.mp3 (all lower-case) where ## is the section number (e.g. untemperedwind_01_wood_128kb.mp3)



    Transfer of files (completed recordings)
    Please always post in this forum thread when you've sent a file. Also, post the length of the recording (file duration: mm:ss) together with the link.
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    Any questions?
    Please post below
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Post by beeber » December 28th, 2020, 5:50 pm

Note: Sunrise2020 has already offered to proof-listen this project.

Also note that there are no Wikipedia pages on either this book or this author. If it matters, there is a page on the "Dictionary of Canadian Biography" website:
http://www.biographi.ca/en/bio/wood_joanna_ellen_15E.html

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Post by alg1001 » December 29th, 2020, 7:04 am

Hi,
I will MC this for you. It is great to get this author into the catalog. She sounds fascinating.
The MW is up. Since you have a proof listener, I will move you to Going Solo.
Thanks,
-Amy :)

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Post by beeber » December 29th, 2020, 7:59 am

Thank you, Amy!

Bruce

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Post by beeber » December 29th, 2020, 8:22 am

Ummm... actually Amy, I couldn't get into the Magic Window, and when I checked to see that the project is actually attached to my name, I found that in the list of "my" projects, this isn't listed. Oddly, using the LibriVox catalogue search, if I search for the author, I do find the book, listed as "in progress". If I search for the title, nothing shows up. If I search for reader (i.e., me), this book doesn't show up.

Maybe... something isn't fully plugged in yet?

EDITED: Oh! I see the problem. You haven't actually put my name beside the sections in the Magic Window. I suppose that explains why I can't get in. :wink:
Thanks,
Bruce

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Post by alg1001 » December 29th, 2020, 7:50 pm

Hi Bruce,
Are you able to get into the mw now?

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Post by beeber » December 29th, 2020, 8:39 pm

alg1001 wrote:
December 29th, 2020, 7:50 pm
Are you able to get into the mw now?
No, I'm not. I see that a catalogue search now recognizes me as a soloist doing this book, However, when I click on "BC Admin" (underneath the MW), I get the login window but then it rejects me, with the message "Incorrect Login." ...As if it recognizes me as a reader, but not as the BC.

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Post by alg1001 » December 29th, 2020, 8:58 pm

Try logging out of everything. Then with your BC Workflow password (not the forum one) try logging into the MW. That may work. Good luck

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Post by beeber » December 29th, 2020, 9:15 pm

OK, I'm in... somehow.
I logged out out LibriVox, and then (even without logging back in to LibriVox), the "BC Admin" link let me in without further fuss.
Thanks!

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Post by beeber » December 30th, 2020, 5:45 pm

Chapter 1 is ready for PL.

Susanne, each chapter begins with a little quotation/ epigraph — a few lines of quoted poetry. It's obvious, of course, to anyone who's looking at the printed page, but I hope my reading can make clear to a listener that this is a bit of poetry. Otherwise, it could seem confusing to the listener, who might wonder at something that apparently comes out of nowhere and disrupts the storyline. Let me know if you think this is ever a problem. (I guess all I can try to do is read those bits with more rhythm — more "poetry-like".)

Bruce

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Post by Sunrise2020 » December 31st, 2020, 12:23 am

beeber wrote:
December 30th, 2020, 5:45 pm
Chapter 1 is ready for PL.

Susanne, each chapter begins with a little quotation/ epigraph — a few lines of quoted poetry. It's obvious, of course, to anyone who's looking at the printed page, but I hope my reading can make clear to a listener that this is a bit of poetry. Otherwise, it could seem confusing to the listener, who might wonder at something that apparently comes out of nowhere and disrupts the storyline. Let me know if you think this is ever a problem. (I guess all I can try to do is read those bits with more rhythm — more "poetry-like".)

Bruce
Hello Bruce, great that you started reading The Untempered Wind as we come to an end of a dramatic year :D The first chapter offers a glimpse into what's to come and I look forward to it.

The way you read the quotation and the slight pause after it should make it possible for the listener to experience it as poetry.
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Susanne

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Post by beeber » December 31st, 2020, 3:04 pm

Chapter 2 is ready for PL.

Bruce

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Post by beeber » January 1st, 2021, 5:06 pm

Chapter 3 is ready for PL.

Bruce

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Post by Sunrise2020 » January 2nd, 2021, 2:15 am

beeber wrote:
January 1st, 2021, 5:06 pm
Chapter 3 is ready for PL.

Bruce
:thumbs:
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Susanne

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Post by beeber » January 3rd, 2021, 5:44 pm

Chapter 4 is ready for PL.

It's interesting to watch this author shifting between her different goals — the different things she wants to do.
In this chapter:
(a) she wants to sketch the kind of person who lives in the village, so she spends a lot of time on Mrs. Deans' life and her household;
(b) she wants to give us tidbits about village life in general, so she spends time on the itinerant rag collector;
(c) she wants to continue deepening our understanding of Myron, so she returns at the end of the chapter to thoughts about how Myron is handling things.

The shifts between these interests are pretty obvious — maybe a bit abrupt — in this, which is, after all, her first novel. I suppose a more polished artist might interweave the strands more gracefully.

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