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Post Posted:: December 22nd, 2016, 8:42 am 
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Obermann by Étienne Pivert de Senancour (1770 - 1846)
Translated by Arthur Edward Waite (1857 - 1942)


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This is a 1903 translation of Étienne Pivert de Senancour's immensely influential work Obermann. Although it was almost completely ignored by the reading public when it was first published during the period of Napoleonic Wars in 1804, it was rediscovered almost 30 years later by the Romantics, praised by none less than Balzac and George Sand, as well as Franz Liszt and other illustrious persons of that time period.

Obermann is an epistolary novel in the form of a journal intime, in which the inner life of the main character is the most important element, rather than the physical action. The story spans ten years, in which Obermann describes historical events, the progress of philosophical ideas, and, most strikingly, his emotional development.

A.E. Waite succeeds to translate this work in a fittingly poetic way, transporting haunting images of loneliness, nausée, and lack of orientation. ( Carolin)


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Post Posted:: December 22nd, 2016, 9:01 am 
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note about the footnotes in the introduction: it is up to you if you would like to include the footnotes, feel free to select only the most interesting footnotes to read.

division of the biographical and critical introduction:

part 1
please read until page xv:
"to which alone it would be possible to suggest, as a point eligible for controversy, that morality began with Christ."

part 2
please start at page xv:
"The whole life of Senancour during his residence in Paris, which we may take to have lasted practically from about the year 1803 until his death in 1846"
please read until page xxviii:
"it is also destined to influence very largely the age and the world at large"

part 3
please start at page xxviii:
"how a man who was intellectually conspicuous for his period came to be taught of the spirit at the beginning of the nineteenth century"
please read until page xlii
"ever described but always exceeding description - which recurs on every page of Obermann?"

part 4
please start at page xlii:
"my readers will scarcely expect that any clear and explicit account of the escape of senancour from this condition will be found elsewhere in his literary work"
please read until page lix
"to whom its voices utter nothing because he is too full of weariness, satieties and disillusions to have any ear for such voices."

part 5
please start at page lix:
"with reference to the specific instance which i have promised to cite, that, namely, of louis claude de saint-martin"

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Post Posted:: December 22nd, 2016, 9:43 am 
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this is going to be interesting. all readers and a dpl are most welcome!

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Post Posted:: December 24th, 2016, 7:24 am 
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Moving out to readers wanted :thumbs:

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Post Posted:: January 2nd, 2017, 8:09 pm 

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Just call me crazy (or obnoxious), but I'll claim 1-6 to get them out of the way. Yes?


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Post Posted:: January 3rd, 2017, 12:33 am 
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Thank you jim, that's great :D

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Post Posted:: January 3rd, 2017, 5:41 pm 

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https://librivox.org/uploads/carolin/obermann_01_senancour_128kb.mp3 21.68 KB 23:07
https://librivox.org/uploads/carolin/obermann_02_senancour_128kb.mp3 29.42 KB 31:22
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Post Posted:: January 3rd, 2017, 11:13 pm 

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Hello Carolin,

I would like to claim section 49 beginning on page 321

Sincerely,

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Post Posted:: January 4th, 2017, 3:03 am 
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thank you both!

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Post Posted:: January 4th, 2017, 7:57 am 

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Well, I have been looking at this project, and thought it might be slow moving. That may be true, but since the first sections are being posted, I'll go ahead and sign on as DPL, if that is okay, and also read Letter 1 & 2 (Section 7). I may be able to read more later on, but this will be a start.

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Post Posted:: January 4th, 2017, 8:22 am 
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oh yes i expect us to take a while over this one. but it will be worthwhile to spend some time on it i think :)

thank you for joining us! :)

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neecheelok70 wrote:
https://librivox.org/uploads/carolin/obermann_01_senancour_128kb.mp3 21.68 KB 23:07
https://librivox.org/uploads/carolin/obermann_02_senancour_128kb.mp3 29.42 KB 31:22
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And, to get us started, these are PL OK.

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Post Posted:: January 5th, 2017, 4:16 am 
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thank you larry!

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https://librivox.org/uploads/carolin/obermann_03_senancour_128kb.mp3 28.48 KB 30:22
https://librivox.org/uploads/carolin/obermann_04_senancour_128kb.mp3 29.02 KB 30:57
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Post Posted:: January 9th, 2017, 2:22 am 
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thank you jim!

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