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Post by silverquill » June 5th, 2018, 9:58 pm

The Art of Letters by Robert Lynd (1879 - 1949).

From the pen of the Irish poet and essayist, Robert Lynd, comes a collection of humorous and satirical essay on the literary scene of his day with critiques of poets and and poetry, ranging from Pepys to Walter de la Mare. He even examines criticism itself. ( Larry Wilson)
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Post by silverquill » June 5th, 2018, 10:02 pm

With several volumes of Robert Lynd's essays now completed, we take on another book of essays with a focus on the literary world, especially poets, poetry and criticism, in short, "The Art of Letters." A few of the longer Chapters are divided into parts to keep the sections around 2,000 words each.

DPL will be Penumbra
He will be available in a few weeks, and I will PL anything that comes in during that time

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Post by alg1001 » June 6th, 2018, 6:16 am

Hi Larry,
I will MC this for you. I took the ~ off the subject line since you have a DPL.
This looks like a wonderful book.
Cheers!
Amy
In the mind, or consciousness of the Earth this flower first lay latent as a dream. Perhaps, in her consciousness, it nested as that which in us corresponds to a little thought.--A.Blackwood

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Post by silverquill » June 6th, 2018, 10:29 am

Just as I was starting to fill in the MW, my laptop crashed, and it may be down for the count. :cry:

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Post by alg1001 » June 7th, 2018, 5:32 am

Oh no! I can update the MW if you need for me to.
In the meantime, I will move this to Short Works.
In the mind, or consciousness of the Earth this flower first lay latent as a dream. Perhaps, in her consciousness, it nested as that which in us corresponds to a little thought.--A.Blackwood

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Post by silverquill » June 7th, 2018, 8:03 am

Thanks . I'll see if I can access my files from another laptop. If so I can manage. I'm out of town all day tomorrow.

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Post by silverquill » June 7th, 2018, 9:51 pm

Okay, it worked. Fortunately I had backed up; my master spread sheet not too long ago.
Hope I can get back to full functionality soon. I can mange the claims, which I hope will be coming.

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Post by alg1001 » June 8th, 2018, 5:35 am

Great. Have a good day, Larry.
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Post by grs2905 » June 8th, 2018, 6:36 am

Hi,

Could I have sections 23 and 24 (politics of Swift and Shakespeare) please?

Regards,

GRS
Regards,

GRS

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Post by ColleenMc » June 8th, 2018, 7:20 am

Should there be two Part II's for John Donne?

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Post by silverquill » June 8th, 2018, 8:48 pm

grs2905 wrote:
June 8th, 2018, 6:36 am
Hi,

Could I have sections 23 and 24 (politics of Swift and Shakespeare) please?

Regards,

GRS
Thanks for taking these.

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Post by grs2905 » June 9th, 2018, 6:27 pm

Regards,

GRS

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Post by silverquill » June 9th, 2018, 7:16 pm

Thanks.
Unfortunately my computer is down for the count, so it will be awhile before I can listen to these, but hang in there.

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Post by silverquill » June 13th, 2018, 12:10 am

grs2905 wrote:
June 9th, 2018, 6:27 pm
My attempts at 23 and 24:

https://librivox.org/uploads/alg1001/artofletters_23_lynd_128kb.mp3 - length: 11:54

https://librivox.org/uploads/alg1001/artofletters_24_lynd_128kb.mp3 - length: 13:52

GRS
Very well read indeed!

Thank you so very much or our first recorded chapters.

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Post by grs2905 » June 13th, 2018, 2:01 am

Hi,

I'll have a go at section 26 (Wilde), too, if I may.

Regards,

GRS
Regards,

GRS

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