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Post by ToddHW » December 8th, 2019, 1:55 am

Howsabout https://librivox.org/maoriland-fairy-tales-by-edith-howes/ ?

The name kinda says it all.

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Post by Timothy Ferguson » January 8th, 2020, 7:35 am

I'd just like to thank whichever of you picked "The Gladstone Colony" for the monthly suggestions. I recorded it because my great grandfather had a physical copy of the book, which he passed down to my grandfather, and my dad now has it. I was born in Gladstone, and, strangely enough, knew more about the history of Rome, or London, or Samarkand than about where I'd been born. I know it's probably not of much interest to you, because it doesn't have high drama, but recording it meant a lot to me.
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Post by Availle » January 27th, 2020, 6:11 am

I'm the staff picky one ;-)

I like to choose things that are a bit more obscure that people won't have heard of, unless they have a specific interest. Seems I hit home with this one ;-)

It's often the case that we don't know much about the history of our immediate surroundings. Interestingly, visiting the local cemetary can help. At least in Europe, sometimes the tombs tell you a bit of the people and how they died.

There was a huge tomb in my little town's cemetary with around 15 names or so, not all related, but died on the same day. Turns out it was WWII, a bomb dropped onto our town, the people - family of a tavern plus their staff - were trapped in their bomb shelter and eventually asphyxiated. Very tragic. Unfortunately, the stupid local government decided to remove the tomb and even the stone, probably because nobody paid for it anymore. C'mon people, that's not about money, that's local history! :roll:
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Post by Availle » January 27th, 2020, 6:18 am

The staff has picked for January, actually waay back already! Please have a look a https://librivox.org/2020/01/01/world-tour-2020-australia-new-zealand-and-thereabouts/]this page[/url] for the current list. You can also check out our wiki page for a plain vanilla list that contains all the staff picks for this year plus the readers!


This year, let's go on another world tour, which means, I'm looking for books written by authors of the respective continents / places or books and stories set there. All languages welcome!

Let's stay on the southern hemisphere for our second leg of the LibriVox World Tour 2020!

The theme for next month is:
South America

(I think we can take another shot at Antarctica too ;-) )

Especially welcome are suggestions of plays and poetry.

All languages welcome!

Thanks for your help on such short notice! :D
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Post by ToddHW » January 27th, 2020, 6:41 am

Howsabout a "A collection of short, sweet fairy tales from Brazil, including How the Tiger Got His Stripes, and Why The Bananas Belong to the Monkey".

https://librivox.org/fairy-tales-from-brazil-by-elsie-spicer-eells-2/

Cataloged 30 December, BC was Beth Thomas.

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Post by Availle » January 27th, 2020, 6:50 am

:thumbs:

Any plays set in South America? Any country goes!
Or maybe a playwright who lived there for a couple months??
I know this will be tricky...
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Post by ToddHW » January 27th, 2020, 7:25 am

Yes, finding plays set in South America or by authors from there is difficult.

There is Oroonoko, a play about a slave rebellion in Surinam in the West Indies. That might qualify?
https://librivox.org/oroonoko-by-thomas-southerne/

And there is The Amazons, but they are really just women wearing pants in England.
https://librivox.org/the-amazons-a-farcical-romance-by-arthur-wing-pinero/

Still looking, but not expecting success.

Sorry, Todd

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Post by Lynnet » January 27th, 2020, 9:27 am

ToddHW wrote:
January 27th, 2020, 6:41 am
Howsabout a "A collection of short, sweet fairy tales from Brazil, including How the Tiger Got His Stripes, and Why The Bananas Belong to the Monkey".

https://librivox.org/fairy-tales-from-brazil-by-elsie-spicer-eells-2/

Cataloged 30 December, BC was Beth Thomas.

Thanks, Todd
I was going to suggest this as a tribute to Beth.

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Post by Leni » January 27th, 2020, 6:01 pm

Availle wrote:
January 27th, 2020, 6:50 am
:thumbs:

Any plays set in South America? Any country goes!
Or maybe a playwright who lived there for a couple months??
I know this will be tricky...
If languages other than English are game, we have a short two-act play in Portuguese in the catalog, written by a Brazilian author: https://librivox.org/desencantos-by-machado-de-assis/
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Post by Leni » January 27th, 2020, 6:21 pm

Oh, and to other suggestions, there is the Hispanoamerican short stories collection: https://librivox.org/antologia-de-cuentos-hispanoamericanos-by-various/

For poetry, I suggest Ruben Darío: https://librivox.org/simplemente-dario-by-ruben-dario/ or the Argentinian Fausto https://librivox.org/fausto-by-estanislao-del-campo/ but both are in Spanish

Short stories, we have Quiroga both in English and Spanish: https://librivox.org/south-american-jungle-tales-by-horacio-quiroga/

Through the Brazilian Wilderness is an amazing book, even though I think it might have been suggested in the past: https://librivox.org/through-the-brazilian-wilderness-by-theodore-roosevelt/ and we recently added the report on that same expedition by the other leader, Rondon: https://librivox.org/the-roosevelt-rondon-scientific-expedition-and-the-telegraph-line-commission-by-candido-mariano-da-silva-rondon/

I have just finished PLing "The spirit of Brazilian Literature", should be cataloged in the next few days. :mrgreen:
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Post by Availle » January 27th, 2020, 9:13 pm

Thank you Leni!

Any language goes, so if you recently read a nice Brazilian romance that's fine too! :thumbs:
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Post by phileasfogg » January 29th, 2020, 3:52 pm

Hey Availle thanks for your invitation to suggest some book in this pick. For this topic I choose https://librivox.org/antologia-de-autores-argentinos-by-various/ well.. i hope it´s ok to choose a book read by yourself :oops: :oops:
Send you a nice hug and my best wishes for this 2020!!!
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Post by Availle » January 29th, 2020, 5:15 pm

Oh, that one was already on my list :wink:

What other books do you know Victor?
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Post by phileasfogg » January 29th, 2020, 5:22 pm

Ok then i propose this one https://librivox.org/spanish-poetry-collection-002/ is a short poetry book of mexican authors. Or this one of Leopoldo Lugones an argentinina author of short stories https://librivox.org/las-fuerzas-extranas-by-leopoldo-lugones/
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Post by Availle » January 29th, 2020, 5:24 pm

Wonderful, thank you! :D
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