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Post by Availle » September 1st, 2020, 6:23 am

The staff has picked for September, thanks for your many suggestions! Please have a look at this page 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!

And we keep on moving east and take a look at

Asia

That means I'd like to have suggestions about all countries of Asia, of which there are too many to list... Extra big bonus points and a free audiobook for the person who finds the most obscure country reference! (And yes, sorry, Russian Cossacks are out. Mongols perhaps? :wink:)

Just as before, I would prefer books written by authors from these parts, bonus points for non-English books!

Especially welcome are suggestions of plays and poetry.

All languages welcome!
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Post by mightyfelix » September 1st, 2020, 7:12 am

Availle wrote:
September 1st, 2020, 6:23 am
(And yes, sorry, Russian Cossacks are out. Mongols perhaps? :wink:)
:lol: :lol: Hey now, I really thought I had it this last time!

Well, how about a humorous dramatic reading of a comic operetta, ostensibly set in Japan?

The Mikado: https://librivox.org/the-mikado-by-w-s-gilbert-2/

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Post by Availle » September 1st, 2020, 7:37 am

Oh, it was perfectly fine from the setting in Russia/Ukraine. But we're moving on now and Russia doesn't count any longer.

The Mikado, well... since I've already picked the Noh Plays of Japan... :hmm: Let's see what else comes in :lol:

I did notice recently however, that we don't have the Kamasutra (for India). Or is that because it's more about the pictures?
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Post by Piotrek81 » September 1st, 2020, 7:46 am

Travels of Marco Polo have probably already been covered somewhere, but in case they weren't viewtopic.php?f=16&t=50337&hilit=Marco+Polo
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Post by Peter Why » September 1st, 2020, 8:00 am

We do have the Kama Sutra (two words, not one!): https://librivox.org/the-kama-sutra-by-mallanaga-vatsyayana/

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Post by Availle » September 1st, 2020, 8:04 am

Oh, that's why I couldn't find it! :clap:

well, downloading. :mrgreen:
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Post by Bookworm360 » September 2nd, 2020, 8:39 am

How about that one about Kublai Khan which begins, “in Xanadu did Kublai Khan a stately pleasure-dome decreed...” More for a dreams collection, but oh well.
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Post by Lynnet » September 2nd, 2020, 9:46 am

A look at Eastern religions: Hinduism and Buddhism: An Historical Sketch Volume 1 https://librivox.org/hinduism-and-buddhism-an-historical-sketch-vol-1-by-charles-eliot/
Volumes 2 and 3 are ongoing, but I doubt they'll make the catalog this century :roll:
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Post by Kazbek » September 19th, 2020, 10:27 am

We have the Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam in an impressive array of translations and languages, including a bilingual version featuring the original Persian (the only audio version of it, AFAIK, and our only book-length Persian recording).

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Post by KevinS » September 19th, 2020, 11:00 am

What? What's that? Why are you shouting?

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Post by annise » September 20th, 2020, 5:13 am

KevinS wrote:
September 19th, 2020, 11:00 am
Remarkable fiction from India: https://librivox.org/stories-from-tagore-by-rabindranath-tagore/
And he won a Nobel Prize for literature too.

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There is this https://librivox.org/tagalog-short-works-vol-1-by-various/ if the Philippines count ?

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Post by Availle » October 1st, 2020, 4:59 am

The staff has picked for October, thanks for your suggestions! Please have a look at this page 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!

In November, we have encircled the globe once and arrive back home - for LibriVox that is - at

North America

With only Mexico, the US and Canada left, I'm sure there are plenty of books to choose from! Nominate your favourite, again, preferably books written by authors from these parts. Not sure whether to ask for books in foreign languages this time... :lol: But then again, if we have any translations of books by US authors into... Urdu, what do I know... I want to hear about them too!

Especially welcome are suggestions of plays and poetry.

All languages welcome!
Cheers, Ava.
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Post by Carolin » October 18th, 2020, 2:55 am

For poetry, id recommend anything by bliss carman
https://librivox.org/author/723 :)
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