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Post by RiDi » January 5th, 2018, 4:25 am

Hello Ava,

I just discovered this thread and I would like to help, so here are my suggestions:


Jack London, The Call of the Wild
Chapter 5, The Toil of Trace and Trail, is about the hard life of sled dogs
http://ia802702.us.archive.org/7/items/call_of_the_wild/call_of_the_wild_5-6_london.mp3


Charles Dickens, Bleak House
Ch. 57, Esther's Narrative is the story of a search for a missing mother in the middle of a winter night and one of the highlights in this book
http://ia801407.us.archive.org/12/items/bleak_house_cl_librivox/bleak_house_57_dickens.mp3


Leo Tolstoy, War and Peace (Maude Translation), book 10, is about Napoleon's winter campaign in 1812
https://librivox.org/war-and-peace-book-10-by-leo-tolstoy/

Macauly's History of England, ch. 18, deals with the massacre of Glencoe of 13th February 1692, which took place in the middle of a scottish highland winter.
Thirty-eight men from Clan MacDonald of Glencoe were killed by government forces billeted with them on the grounds they had not been prompt in pledging allegiance to the new monarchs, William III and Mary II. Another forty women and children later died of exposure after their homes were burned. (wikipedia)
http://ia600500.us.archive.org/24/items/macaulay_vol4_chap18_1108_librivox/histengljames18_09_macaulay.mp3

Theodor Fontane, Effi Briest, ch. 19
Effi's and Major Crampas' drive in a sledge on a winter evening, that is when their dangerous liaison starts:
http://ia800800.us.archive.org/31/items/effibriest_0804_librivox/effibriest_19_fontane.mp3

and of course:
Heinriche Heine, Deutschland. Ein Wintermärchen
https://librivox.org/deutschland-ein-wintermaerchen-by-heinrich-heine/ (german)

Hans-Christian Andersen, Die Schneekönigin
https://librivox.org/marchen-by-hans-christian-andersen/ (german)

english: http://ia800704.us.archive.org/11/items/worlds_best_literature2_librivox/worldsbestliterature2_07_various.mp3

Sir Wilfred Grenfell, Adrift on an Ice Pan
https://librivox.org/adrift-on-an-ice-pan-by-sir-wilfred-grenfell/

Jules Verne, An Antarctic Mystery or the Sphinx of the Ice Fields
https://librivox.org/an-antarctic-mystery-or-the-sphinx-of-the-ice-fields/

R.M. Ballantyne, Fast in the Ice
https://librivox.org/fast-in-the-ice/

Robert Frost, Fire and Ice
https://librivox.org/fire-and-ice-by-robert-frost/

Roman Gul, Ice March (russian)
https://librivox.org/ice-march-by-roman-gul/

J.F. Cooper, Among the Ice Floes
http://ia902500.us.archive.org/28/items/sea_stories_1404_librivox/seastories_07_brady_128kb.mp3

F.S. Fitzgerald, The Ice Palace
http://ia802308.us.archive.org/26/items/stories_003_librivox/ice_palace_fitzgerald_wsc.mp3</URL></r>

Sir Ernest Shackleton, South!
https://librivox.org/south-by-ernest-shackleton/

Roald Amundsen, The South Pole; an account of the Norwegian Antarctic expedition in the Fram, 1910-12
https://librivox.org/south-pole-by-roald-amundsen-2/


Searching for "winter" in the LV catalogue will of course bring home many good results, but I thought I'd rather present the not so obvious texts/readings.

best, Ricarda
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Post by RiDi » January 17th, 2018, 10:22 am

PS:
there is a lot of snow in Eugen Onegin by Pushkin, also ice skating - as a metaphore for troublesome love, I wonder?
russian: https://librivox.org/eugene-onegin-by-alexander-pushkin/

and speaking of ice skating I remembered Anna Karenina, where there is a lovely love scene between Levin and Kitty on the skating rink, it is in chapter 9:
german: http://ia801203.us.archive.org/17/items/anna_karenina_deutsch_1610_librivox/annakarenina_005_tolstoy_128kb.mp3
dutch: http://ia801400.us.archive.org/29/items/annakarenina_dutch_1011_librivox/annakarenina_009_tolstoy.mp3
english: http://ia800603.us.archive.org/14/items/annakarenina_mas_1202_librivox/annakarenina_009_tolstoy.mp3
Ricarda

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Post by Availle » February 14th, 2018, 5:16 pm

Totally forgot to post here - but nobody's complaining... :hmm: Maybe it's not that important after all? Anyway,

The staff has picked for February - 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

FEED ME!!


I am happy about all suggestions concerning food/eating/parties/household/cooking/picnics...

Especially welcome are suggestions of plays and poetry.

Thanks for your help! :wink:
Cheers,
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Post by Availle » February 22nd, 2018, 5:57 am

Excellent - the cookbooks I would have probably found on my own, but those two fiction books at the end are priceless! Thanks Carolin! :D
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Post by Lynnet » February 22nd, 2018, 8:07 am

We currently have a group project Pantropheon, which is pretty much the history of food (particularly Romans, Greeks, Biblical times) and we are so close to finishing... but I doubt we'll be done by the end of the month :cry:
viewtopic.php?f=2&t=66387&hilit=pantropheon
Help us finish:

Mary Anerley by R.D. Blackmore 30+ sections remaining
The Friendly Five by Mary Hungerford 6 sections remaining

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Post by smike » February 23rd, 2018, 12:01 am

To enjoy a meal, you need to know about the etiquette at table, and this book has it all: Etiquette in Society, in Business, in Politics and at Home
Claudia

So much to do, so little time...

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Post by ToddHW » February 23rd, 2018, 4:30 am

I think that Wodehouse's Aunt Agatha bribes Bertie Wooster with her chef Anatole's heavenly cooking to get him to go along with her schemes in many of the Jeeves' stories.

Thanks, Todd

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Post by Availle » February 23rd, 2018, 4:57 am

:lol:

That sounds like the perfect auntie to have!
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Post by commonsparrow3 » February 23rd, 2018, 1:57 pm

Ooh, lots of fun searching for ideas this month!

Short Works Collection:
Coffee Break Collection Vol 6 - Food and Drink

Food Wisdom from a Railroad Cook:
Good Things to Eat as Suggested By Rufus

A Cookbook entirely in Poems:
Rhymed Receipts for Any Occasion

The Bay Area Food Scene in 1914:
Bohemian San Francisco

Science-Fiction with Atomic-Mutant Food:
Make Mine Homogenized

Children's Cooking Book:
When Mother Lets Us Cook

Books About some Favorite Foods:
The Complete Book of Cheese
Cocoa and Chocolate

WWI Food Rationing:
Food Guide for War Service at Home

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Post by annise » February 23rd, 2018, 3:28 pm

If you wanted something in which eating (and drinking) goes on , often with surprising results , then there is Alice in Wonderland ?

Anne

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Post by Availle » February 23rd, 2018, 6:46 pm

Thanks Maria!

Oh Anne, hadn't thought about that one! :D
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Post by Carolin » March 5th, 2018, 12:08 pm

What is the new topic? Or is it a surprise? :)
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Post by Availle » March 5th, 2018, 4:32 pm

Ugh, I keep forgetting... :roll: Thanks for reminding me!
Easy topic this time :wink:

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

Spring


I am happy about all suggestions concerning spring/flowers/nice weather/end of winter/gardening/budding romance, maybe? :wink:

Especially welcome are suggestions of plays and poetry.

Thanks for your help! :thumbs:
Cheers,
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Post by Carolin » March 6th, 2018, 11:55 pm

Drama is easy in this case :lol: https://librivox.org/the-awakening-of-spring-by-frank-wedekind/

Ill dig through the poetry for you too i have a few in mind :)
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