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A Dish of Orts: Chiefly Papers on the Imagination, and on Shakespeare, by George MacDonald (1824 - 1905)
Readers of George MacDonald are used to his engaging story-telling, winsome characters, and simple theology of trust in God as Father. But this book shows a different side of MacDonald. A Dish of Orts is a varied collection of essays, mostly in the nature of literary criticism. These essays are, in MacDonald's words, "but fragmentary presentments of larger meditation." (Summary by Devorah Allen)
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Post by mightyfelix » July 11th, 2021, 8:48 pm

If you're accustomed to George MacDonald the theologian or George MacDonald the storyteller, you might enjoy meeting George MacDonald the scholar!

DPL most welcome! :D
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Post by mightyfelix » July 16th, 2021, 1:25 pm

Well, as it's been five days, and I seem to be the only person excited about this book, I guess I'll go to Readers Wanted now... All by myself... :cry:

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Post by Kazbek » July 16th, 2021, 1:51 pm

I'd like to read section 13.

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Post by Mayah92 » July 16th, 2021, 4:40 pm

Hi,
I would like to read sections 7 & 8.
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Post by mightyfelix » July 16th, 2021, 5:48 pm

Thank you both! :D
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Post by JoannaHoyt » July 17th, 2021, 5:28 pm

May I read Section 10, on Browning's "Christmas Eve"? (I just read the poem for the first time and now am settling down into MacDonald's take on it...)
ETA: May I also read Section 15, A Sermon?

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Post by mightyfelix » July 17th, 2021, 6:20 pm

JoannaHoyt wrote:
July 17th, 2021, 5:28 pm
May I read Section 10, on Browning's "Christmas Eve"? (I just read the poem for the first time and now am settling down into MacDonald's take on it...)
ETA: May I also read Section 15, A Sermon?
Certainly, thanks so much! :D
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Post by wilsonja201 » July 19th, 2021, 7:52 pm

Might I read Section 17, The Fantastic Imagination?

I am a relatively new reader as well, and new to Librivox. Any tips or suggestions (besides those on the FAQ, of course) would be most welcome!

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Post by mightyfelix » July 22nd, 2021, 4:39 pm

wilsonja201 wrote:
July 19th, 2021, 7:52 pm
Might I read Section 17, The Fantastic Imagination?

I am a relatively new reader as well, and new to Librivox. Any tips or suggestions (besides those on the FAQ, of course) would be most welcome!
Welcome! I am happy to sign you up for that section. It is a great essay. I read it not too long ago and really enjoyed it.

I see that you have already been pointed in the direction of the 1-minute test, so I won't repeat that here. Let me know if you need any assistance getting set up!
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Post by AnthonyT » July 24th, 2021, 9:27 am

Hello, I would like to read sections 9-On Polish and 11-Essays on Some of the Forms of Literature.
Thank you!

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Post by mightyfelix » July 24th, 2021, 10:01 am

AnthonyT wrote:
July 24th, 2021, 9:27 am
Hello, I would like to read sections 9-On Polish and 11-Essays on Some of the Forms of Literature.
Thank you!
Fantastic! You're in, thanks!
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Post by HeatherLaura22 » July 25th, 2021, 5:47 pm

I'd like to read section 14 Shelley

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Post by paulbrianstewart » July 25th, 2021, 6:44 pm

Gidday,

My I please read section 12, the history and heroes of medicine?

Please and thank you
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Post by mightyfelix » July 26th, 2021, 9:13 pm

Thank you both! :thumbs:
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