[Multilingual] WWI Centenary (Armistice Day) Prose Collection Vol. III-mas

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Post by Foon » July 24th, 2018, 1:25 am

MaryAnnSpiegel wrote:
July 23rd, 2018, 3:33 pm
Thank you Foon.

Please check the following:
4.27-4.35 - repeat?
at 5.20 - you did not read the parenthetical -> (mit Duitschland kunnen we nu etc.). Was this intentional?
6.48-6.53 - repeat?

Would you also please provide a short summary / blurb to describe this piece for the project overview?

Thanks.
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Hi MaryAnn,

Thanks for the PL! Can't be easy doing that in a ton of foreign languages! :shock:

4:27 was indeed a repeat, I clumsily missed it, sorry!
5:20 This paragraph is a quote from another newspaper, and the parenthetical is a editor's note from this newspaper on that quote from the other newspaper. I tried reading it but couldn't get it to not break up the flow of the text completely. If you think that for completeness sake it should be in there, I'd be happy to stick it in--but that was the reason I left it out.
6:48 I didn't find a repeat here. I'll have another listen-through of the whole thing later, since as evidence by the repeat, I wasn't too sharp when editing. EDIT: And not too sharp when fixing this file, either! *mumbles something about time stamps changing when you cut out an earlier repeat...* :lol:
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Post by Foon » July 27th, 2018, 2:32 am

https://librivox.org/uploads/maryannspiegel/wwi3_wapenstilstandgeteekend_unknown_fh_128kb.mp3 New duration 8:41.

I stuck the parenthetical in and removed the two repeats that I previously missed in editing.

25. De Wapenstilstand Geteekend: On 11 November, 1918, the First World War ended. This newspaper article from a Dutch newspaper on that day brings the hopeful tidings that the war might be over, although it is filled with uncertainty of what the future will bring. The uncertainty of how Germany will deal with the terms of the ceasefire agreement, and whether the new German government will be strong enough to help the German people overcome the heavy blow they've been dealt, features strongly in this article.
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Post by lethargilistic » August 1st, 2018, 11:50 pm

*Author: Theodore Roosevelt (1858 - 1919)
*Title: Introduction to The Book of the Homeless
*Date: 1916
*Language: English
*Link to text: http://www.gutenberg.org/files/57584/57584-h/57584-h.htm
*Link to audio: https://librivox.org/uploads/maryannspiegel/wwi3_introductiontohomeless_mo_128kb.mp3
*Summary: Introduction to an anthology compiled for a charity assisting those displaced by the War in Europe. An invocation from President Roosevelt imploring Americans to assist refugees in crisis.

This isn't current at all. No, sir.

It's short, so I just recorded it. ^^;
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Post by MaryAnnSpiegel » August 2nd, 2018, 7:42 pm

lethargilistic wrote:
August 1st, 2018, 11:50 pm
This isn't current at all. No, sir.

It's short, so I just recorded it. ^^;
Thank you! I'm looking forward to listening to this one!
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Post by lethargilistic » August 7th, 2018, 7:11 pm

Can I have the last two slots, as well? I found a nice double feature to end it on: Chapters 4 and 5 of War, Peace, and the Future by Ellen Key, "Internationalism" and "Nationalism and Patriotism".
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Post by lethargilistic » August 8th, 2018, 3:35 am

*Author: Ellen Key (1858 - 1919)
*Title: "Internationalism" from War, Peace, and the Future
*Date: 1916
*Language: English
*Link to text: https://archive.org/details/warpeacefutureco00keyeuoft
*Link to audio: https://librivox.org/uploads/maryannspiegel/wwi3_internationalism_mo_128kb.mp3
*Summary: Internationalism is the path away from the cycle of war, and the natural direction for the human race.

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*Author: Ellen Key (1858 - 1919)
*Title: "Nationalism and Patriotism" from War, Peace, and the Future
*Date: 1916
*Language: English
*Link to text: https://archive.org/details/warpeacefutureco00keyeuoft
*Link to audio: https://librivox.org/uploads/maryannspiegel/wwi3_nationalismandpatriotism_mo_128kb.mp3
*Summary: We must reject nationalism in favor of patriotism, which emphasizes pride in a home country's cultural contribution to the international Human race over nationalism's blind jingoism and warmongering.
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Post by MaryAnnSpiegel » August 8th, 2018, 11:19 am

Thank you Mike!

I plan to keep this open a couple of months longer, and catalog it in time for Armistice Day, on November 11th. So I've added a few more open sections, and can add even more if needed.

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Post by Availle » September 2nd, 2018, 12:09 am

MaryAnn,

I'd like to do the "Russia in Literature" short piece from the suggestions post:

https://archive.org/stream/currenthistoryfo01newyuoft#page/818/mode/2up
An open letter signed by a few dozen famous English authors (Barrie, Doyle, Wells, etc) on the eve of WWI 1914, addressed to the great writers of Russia.

Thanks!
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Post by MaryAnnSpiegel » September 2nd, 2018, 5:56 am

Thank you Ava. I've added your section to the MW.

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Post by PatrickLondon » September 2nd, 2018, 7:28 am

I've come across a soldier's diary of the last days of his war, somewhat downbeat, since he spent the last month recovering from influenza, till once recovered he was moved around from pillar to post, even undergoing a day's training for gas warfare after the Armistice, and ending up more or less kicking his heels in a small town, until "Christmas Day, absolutely fed up, its the worst Christmas I've ever had.". I thought it might make a suitably miserable coda: but it has only, as far as I can tell, been published online within the last few years, albeit without any copyright claim attached. I haven't approached the site owners for permission yet - how would Librivox regard it?

http://www.firstworldwar.com/diaries/littlerdiary7.htm

By the way: there might be a case for starting a new collection on the peace negotiations at Versailles and the other parts of the postwar settlement, including the setting up of the League of Nations.
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Post by Leni » September 9th, 2018, 3:28 pm

Hello, MaryAnn. Long time no see. :D

I am considering recording the editor's page of a political Brazilian magazine on the week of the Armistice (Nov 15th 1918). The piece is called The Victory, and it is available in the National Library Digital Collection: http://memoria.bn.br/DOCREADER/819336/439. Let me know if that looks okay. :)
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Post by MaryAnnSpiegel » September 9th, 2018, 5:30 pm

PatrickLondon wrote:
September 2nd, 2018, 7:28 am
I've come across a soldier's diary of the last days of his war, somewhat downbeat, since he spent the last month recovering from influenza, till once recovered he was moved around from pillar to post, even undergoing a day's training for gas warfare after the Armistice, and ending up more or less kicking his heels in a small town, until "Christmas Day, absolutely fed up, its the worst Christmas I've ever had.". I thought it might make a suitably miserable coda: but it has only, as far as I can tell, been published online within the last few years, albeit without any copyright claim attached. I haven't approached the site owners for permission yet - how would Librivox regard it?

http://www.firstworldwar.com/diaries/littlerdiary7.htm

By the way: there might be a case for starting a new collection on the peace negotiations at Versailles and the other parts of the postwar settlement, including the setting up of the League of Nations.
Patrick,

Unfortunately, we can only accept material that has been traditionally published prior to 1923. While the journals were written before 1923, it's copyright status depends on when it is published. So if it's first appearance is on the web, we can't assume that it is public domain.

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Post by MaryAnnSpiegel » September 9th, 2018, 5:30 pm

Leni wrote:
September 9th, 2018, 3:28 pm
Hello, MaryAnn. Long time no see. :D

I am considering recording the editor's page of a political Brazilian magazine on the week of the Armistice (Nov 15th 1918). The piece is called The Victory, and it is available in the National Library Digital Collection: http://memoria.bn.br/DOCREADER/819336/439. Let me know if that looks okay. :)
Leni,
That looks good. I'll add it to the MW.
Any suggestions on how to handle the author in the metadata?
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Post by Availle » September 10th, 2018, 4:03 am

Cheers,
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Post by gunDyBGN » September 10th, 2018, 5:39 pm

Hi there! I'd like to do a reading of Democracy vs Autocracy, a comparative study...it looks like a pretty interesting suggestion, political science in the midst of the war itself - tremendous find!

I think I'll start with the preface and Chapter 1, and I'll post again if I like how I'm reading it for subsequent chapters.

Democracy versus autocracy; a comparative study of governments in the world war by Geiser, Karl Frederick, b. 1869
https://archive.org/details/democracyversusa00geis


EDIT: Actually Chapter 1 took me no time at all to read - I guess I'm still too new to be gauging how long a reading will end up being. I'll add at least chatpers 2 and 3, and if I can add 4 with a decent amount of space left, I'll try, since that one is Austria-Hungary.
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