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Re: Suggest a "Staff Pick" for archive.org

Posted: February 3rd, 2017, 7:53 am
by Basquetteur
Hi,

I do not know if you take proposals still.

You might wish to consider the Spanish poet Federico Garcia Lorca.
His "libro de poemas" is the first one in librivox by him:
https://archive.org/details/poemas_1701_librivox

Of course, it is in Spanish. The translations are not in the public domain yet.

Regards,

Basquetteur

Re: Suggest a "Staff Pick" for archive.org

Posted: February 3rd, 2017, 8:05 am
by Availle
I do take proposals until a few days before the end of the month, so don't worry!

Thank you for the suggestion of a Spanish project! I think I will try to have one or two non-English suggestions now each month, so this is very useful! :D

Re: Suggest a "Staff Pick" for archive.org

Posted: February 5th, 2017, 5:57 am
by Elizabby
Not sure if this is exactly what you are looking for, but I found it interesting - it's the trial reports from Oscar Wilde's trial before he was sentenced to Reading Gaol: https://librivox.org/the-trial-of-oscar-wilde-dramatic-reading-by-anonymous/

Re: Suggest a "Staff Pick" for archive.org

Posted: February 5th, 2017, 7:42 am
by Availle
This is great - I forgot all about this! :thumbs:

Re: Suggest a "Staff Pick" for archive.org

Posted: February 6th, 2017, 7:28 am
by ChuckW
Two more recommendations:

The Satyricon

Carmilla

I'd also recommend Death in Venice, but I believe our only recording of that is currently in another, unrelated collection.

Re: Suggest a "Staff Pick" for archive.org

Posted: March 1st, 2017, 7:01 pm
by Availle
The staff has picked for March - 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.

The theme for next month will be

KIDS

I am happy about all suggestions concerning children/education/having kids/games/toys...

Especially welcome are suggestions of plays and poetry.

Thanks for your help! :wink:

Re: Suggest a "Staff Pick" for archive.org

Posted: March 2nd, 2017, 7:48 am
by Carolin

Re: Suggest a "Staff Pick" for archive.org

Posted: March 13th, 2017, 1:15 pm
by kathrinee
Dewey's important work on education and demoacracy https://librivox.org/democracy-and-education-by-john-dewey/

Re: Suggest a "Staff Pick" for archive.org

Posted: April 1st, 2017, 2:37 am
by Availle
The staff has picked for April - 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.

The theme for next month will be

HUMO(U)R


I am happy about all suggestions concerning fun, humour, jokes, laughter, ...

Especially welcome are suggestions of plays and poetry.

Thanks for your help! :wink:

Re: Suggest a "Staff Pick" for archive.org

Posted: April 1st, 2017, 6:03 am
by barbara2
Here's a terrific reading of W.S.Gilbert's "Yarn of the Nancy Bell" - a comic tale of cannibalism at sea...
http://ia800202.us.archive.org/22/items/shortpoetry_012_librivox/yarnofthenancybell_gilbert_ja.mp3


Best,

Barbara

Re: Suggest a "Staff Pick" for archive.org

Posted: April 1st, 2017, 7:13 am
by Carolin

Re: Suggest a "Staff Pick" for archive.org

Posted: April 1st, 2017, 7:53 am
by ToddHW

Re: Suggest a "Staff Pick" for archive.org

Posted: May 1st, 2017, 2:08 am
by Availle
The staff has picked for May - 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.

The theme for next month will be

HISTORY


I am happy about all suggestions concerning the old days, especially historical fiction (as in: the really, really old days :wink:) / history / archeology / ancient tribes / discoveries with respect to history...

Especially welcome are suggestions of plays and poetry.

Thanks for your help! :wink:

Re: Suggest a "Staff Pick" for archive.org

Posted: May 1st, 2017, 3:07 am
by Elizabby
In terms of historical plays, there are a whole series of English history plays by Amice McDonnell: https://librivox.org/author/11226

These include Robin Hood, The Story of the Armada, Magna Carta, and Saxon and Norman.

There is also a play of "Catherine Howard" by Alexandre Dumas.

EDIT: Something a bit different from recent history was the Hurricane Katrina Report: http://librivox.org/a-failure-of-initiative-by-united-states-house-of-representatives/

Re: Suggest a "Staff Pick" for archive.org

Posted: May 2nd, 2017, 5:01 am
by J_N
Not sure how broadly you define "history" but the Universal Declaration of Human Rights is quite historically important, I think.
As is the "Österreichischer Staatsvertrag" but I am biased. 8-) :lol: