[COMPLETE]"The Rise of David Levinsky" by Abraham Cahan - tg

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Post by karlkuzmich » September 25th, 2014, 10:46 am

The Rise of David Levinsky by Abraham Cahan (1860 - 1951).

This project is now complete! All audio files can be found on our catalog page: http://librivox.org/the-rise-of-david-levinsky-by-abraham-cahan/

Volunteers outside the USA: Abraham Cahan died in 1951. The author's work may be protected by copyright in places like Europe, where copyright is author's death plus 70 years.
Coming to New York from the Russian Empire, Abraham Cahan founded the Jewish Daily Forward to help Yiddish-speaking immigrants adjust to life in New York. He also became a popular novelist, best known for his semi-autobiographical The Rise of David Levinsky, a Russian Jew who emigrates to America and rises from rags to riches. (Wikipedia)
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      PRONUNCIATION TIPS:
      These tips are optional; don't dwell on them too much
      Cahan: [kahAn]
      Chaikin: [khAikin], where "kh" is the throaty Eastern-European "h"
      Pinochle (card game): [pi-nOh-kuhl]

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Last edited by karlkuzmich on June 21st, 2015, 7:24 am, edited 10 times in total.
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Post by TriciaG » September 25th, 2014, 1:51 pm

karlkuzmich wrote:Hello there!
I'd like to start "The Rise of David Levinsky" by Abraham Cahan. It was published in 1917 and is Cahan's best known work; told in the form of a fictional autobiography of a Russian Jew who emigrates to America and rises from rags to riches. More: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Rise_of_David_Levinsky.
The text is here: http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/2803

Looking for an MC, DPL, and readers (the novel is almost 170 000 words long and divided into 14 books, so there will be enough for everyone to share).
Go to the Project Template Generator, fill it in, then copy and paste all of the resulting code into your first post here. That's how a project gets started. :)
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Post by karlkuzmich » September 25th, 2014, 5:58 pm

Thank you, Tricia!
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Post by TriciaG » September 25th, 2014, 7:20 pm

Looks good. If no one else MCs it before tomorrow evening, I'll do so.

Do you have a preference for how Cahan should be pronounced?
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Post by karlkuzmich » September 25th, 2014, 8:54 pm

TriciaG wrote:Do you have a preference for how Cahan should be pronounced?
Thank you! I've added the "PRONUNCIATION TIPS" before section 6 of the first post.
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Post by TriciaG » September 26th, 2014, 5:56 pm

OK, you should be set up. I put in the first couple section titles as a suggestion, but you're free to change them.

I changed the intro wording back to the original. It's not something that can be changed. :)
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Post by karlkuzmich » September 27th, 2014, 8:27 am

Thank you, Tricia! I hope I'm not imposing on you; if you don't want to MC this, we can wait for a volunteer...
TriciaG wrote:I changed the intro wording back to the original. It's not something that can be changed. :)
Sorry, that was what I heard in other LV recordings. Will toe the line :-)
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Post by TriciaG » September 27th, 2014, 11:02 am

You're not imposing at all! I freely stepped in as MC here. :)

I'm tempted to DPL, but I'll wait and see if anyone else is dying to do so.
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Post by karlkuzmich » September 27th, 2014, 11:39 am

TriciaG wrote:I'm tempted to DPL, but I'll wait and see if anyone else is dying to do so.
Great! What can I do to fly off the "New Projects Launch Pad"?
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Post by TriciaG » September 27th, 2014, 11:49 am

It's probably best to get all the chapter titles and word counts in the MW before going elsewhere, but it's not a requirement. That's what I'm waiting for, anyway. Would you like me to move it now instead?
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Post by karlkuzmich » September 28th, 2014, 7:16 pm

TriciaG wrote:It's probably best to get all the chapter titles and word counts in the MW before going elsewhere...
Done! There are 2 extra sections at the end, I don't know how to remove them :-(
After a careful recount, there should be 59 sections.
Thanks!
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Post by TriciaG » September 29th, 2014, 5:14 am

BCs can't delete sections; only MCs can. I've done so. :)

Moving to Readers Wanted!
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Post by karlkuzmich » October 26th, 2014, 7:42 pm

Posted Section 01, 12:33
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Post by marinal88 » November 18th, 2014, 12:03 am

Hello Tricia,

My name is Marina and I am available to do PL for "The Rise of David Levinsky" project.
Previously I worked on two Jabotinsky projects.
If you have any questions please don't hesitate to ask.

Have a good week, Sincerely,
Marina

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Post by TriciaG » November 18th, 2014, 6:41 am

Great! You don't appear to have been DPL or have Magic Window access before.

Detailed Instructions for accessing the Magic Window can be found in the document linked below:
Instructions for BCs and DPLs

Videos showing how to use the Magic Window (read the above document first - it has the information on how to log in for the first time, which this does not have). This is more geared to BCs, but the info is good for DPLs as well:
Magic Windows / Section Compiler: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nOP4tcr1kl8

When you listen to a chapter, mark it from Ready for PL to either PL OK or See PL Notes. And then when you spot check edited files, change it to one of the two as well. :)
Fiction, partly about jail atrocities: It Is Never too Late to Mend
E E Cummings' time in French prison: The Enormous Room
21st Century Policing recommendations: LINK

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