COMPLETE - The Brothers Karamazov by Fyodor Dostoyevsky (version 3) - dc

Solo or group recordings that are finished and fully available for listeners
Post Reply
beeber
Posts: 1278
Joined: March 9th, 2009, 7:46 am
Location: Mississauga, Ontario

Post by beeber » February 21st, 2019, 3:55 pm

The Brothers Karamazov (version 3) by Fyodor Dostoyevsky (1821 - 1881). Translated by Constance Garnett (1861 - 1946)

All audio files can be found on our catalog page: https://librivox.org/brothers-karamazov-v3-by-fyodor-dostoyevsky/

Originally published in serial form in 1879-80, “The Brothers Karamazov” is recognized as a masterpiece of world literature. It is the last and finest novel of Fyodor Dostoyevsky, who died before writing a planned sequel.

The story is organized initially around the efforts of adult sons to deal with their cantankerous and exasperating father. More important, they also have to deal with the problem of how to live in a world where it is difficult to be sure of the truth — whether that be “truth” about others, about oneself, or about deep questions such as faith, doubt, free will, guilt, and responsibility.

Dostoyevsky’s technique underlines the difficulty of attaining sure knowledge. The novel’s psychological and philosophical depth sets the stage for modern novelists such as Joyce, Kafka, and Woolf. “The Brothers Karamazov” has been a favorite book for readers as diverse as Albert Einstein, Sigmund Freud, Joseph Stalin, Vladimir Putin, and Hillary Clinton. (Summary by Bruce Pirie)
  • Text source (only read from this text!): http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/28054
  • Type of proof-listening required (Note: please read the PL FAQ): standard



    IMPORTANT - soloist, please note: in order to limit the amount of languishing projects (and hence the amount of files on our hard-pressed server), we ask that you post an update at least once a month in your project thread, even if you haven't managed to record anything. If we don't hear from you for three months, your project may be opened up to a group project if a Book Coordinator is found. Files you have completed will be used in this project. If you haven't recorded anything yet, your project will be removed from the forum (contact any admin to see if it can be re-instated).
    Please don't download or listen to files belonging to projects in process (unless you are the BC or PL). Our servers are not set up to handle the greater volume of traffic. Please wait until the project has been completed. Thanks!


    Magic Window:



    BC Admin ===========================================

    Genres for the project: Literary Fiction

    Keywords that describe the book: religion, faith, Russia, guilt, free will, responsibility, patricide

    ============================================
  • The reader will record the following at the beginning and end of each file:
    No more than 0.5 to 1 second of silence at the beginning of the recording!
    START of recording (Intro):
    • "Section [number] of The Brothers Karamazov. This is a LibriVox recording. All LibriVox recordings are in the public domain. For more information, or to volunteer, please visit: librivox DOT org." Recording by Bruce Pirie" The Brothers Karamazov, by Fyodor Dostoyevsky. Translated by Constance Garnett [Book #.Chapter #. Chapter Title]"


    For the second and all subsequent sections, you may optionally use the shortened form of this intro disclaimer:
    • "Section [number] of The Brothers Karamazov by Fyodor Dostoyevsky. Translated by Constance Garnett. This LibriVox recording is in the Public Domain. Recording by Bruce Pirie. Book [#], Chapter [#, Title].
    END of recording:
    • At the end of the section, say:
      "End of Section [#]"
    • At the end of the book, say (in addition):
      "End of The Brothers Karamazov, by Fyodor Dostoyevsky. Translated by Constance Garnett."

    There should be ~5 seconds silence at the end of the recording.
  • Example filename brotherskaramazov3_##_dostoyevsky_128kb.mp3 (all lower-case) where ## is the section number (e.g. brotherskaramazov3_01_dostoyevsky_128kb.mp3)

    Transfer of files (completed recordings)
    Please always post in this forum thread when you've sent a file. Also, post the length of the recording (file duration: mm:ss) together with the link.
    • Upload your file with the LibriVox Uploader: https://librivox.org/login/uploader Image
      (If you have trouble reading the image above, please message an admin)
    • You'll need to select the MC, which for this project is: craigdav1
    • When your upload is complete, you will receive a link - please post it in this thread.
    • If this doesn't work, or you have questions, please check our How To Send Your Recording wiki page.

    Any questions?
    Please post below

craigdav1
LibriVox Admin Team
Posts: 23087
Joined: December 17th, 2011, 3:56 pm
Location: Chicago

Post by craigdav1 » February 22nd, 2019, 2:28 pm

MW coming up.

edit: I made one small change. In the filename I added the #3 in the unlikely event that there might be files from the previous readings of the novel. Just being overly cautious.

beeber
Posts: 1278
Joined: March 9th, 2009, 7:46 am
Location: Mississauga, Ontario

Post by beeber » February 22nd, 2019, 2:41 pm

Thanks, Dave.
I'm planning to take my time with this one. With 96 sections to go, there's no point in getting frantic to finish.

Bruce

craigdav1
LibriVox Admin Team
Posts: 23087
Joined: December 17th, 2011, 3:56 pm
Location: Chicago

Post by craigdav1 » February 22nd, 2019, 2:43 pm

Note the slight change I made in the filename (and the reason).

beeber
Posts: 1278
Joined: March 9th, 2009, 7:46 am
Location: Mississauga, Ontario

Post by beeber » February 22nd, 2019, 2:46 pm

craigdav1 wrote:
February 22nd, 2019, 2:43 pm
Note the slight change I made in the filename (and the reason).
Right!

Leni
LibriVox Admin Team
Posts: 12904
Joined: July 27th, 2008, 9:10 pm
Location: Vitória, Brazil

Post by Leni » February 23rd, 2019, 3:52 pm

Hello. I'd be glad to DPL.
Leni
=================

Women Biographies? The Lives of The Empresses of Constantinople are open for readers! :D

beeber
Posts: 1278
Joined: March 9th, 2009, 7:46 am
Location: Mississauga, Ontario

Post by beeber » February 23rd, 2019, 4:49 pm

Wonderful. Thank you, Leni.

craigdav1
LibriVox Admin Team
Posts: 23087
Joined: December 17th, 2011, 3:56 pm
Location: Chicago

Post by craigdav1 » February 23rd, 2019, 7:37 pm

Now that the team is complete, it's off to the Going Solo forum. Have fun!

beeber
Posts: 1278
Joined: March 9th, 2009, 7:46 am
Location: Mississauga, Ontario

Post by beeber » February 26th, 2019, 1:45 pm

Section 1 is ready for PL.

Bruce

Leni
LibriVox Admin Team
Posts: 12904
Joined: July 27th, 2008, 9:10 pm
Location: Vitória, Brazil

Post by Leni » February 27th, 2019, 10:03 am

Section 1 is PL OK! I am very glad to be re-reading this book after many many years.
Leni
=================

Women Biographies? The Lives of The Empresses of Constantinople are open for readers! :D

beeber
Posts: 1278
Joined: March 9th, 2009, 7:46 am
Location: Mississauga, Ontario

Post by beeber » February 27th, 2019, 12:18 pm

Leni wrote:
February 27th, 2019, 10:03 am
I am very glad to be re-reading this book after many many years.
Yes, I agree. And it's nice to be back in the Constance Garnett translation. I know that scholars today are a bit critical of Garnett's translations, on the grounds that she smooths over the nuanced edginess of Dostoyevsky. That may be true but I still find her work very comfortable.

(Of course, I guess that's exactly what they're complaining about: it's the familiar "comfort" of something that sounds like a 19th-century English novel — George Eliot or Thomas Hardy — rather than Dostoyevsky. But for lots of us, this was our first way into Russian literature.)

beeber
Posts: 1278
Joined: March 9th, 2009, 7:46 am
Location: Mississauga, Ontario

Post by beeber » February 27th, 2019, 1:44 pm

Section 2 is ready for PL.
Bruce

Leni
LibriVox Admin Team
Posts: 12904
Joined: July 27th, 2008, 9:10 pm
Location: Vitória, Brazil

Post by Leni » February 28th, 2019, 4:15 pm

beeber wrote:
February 27th, 2019, 1:44 pm
Section 2 is ready for PL.
Bruce
And it is PL OK! :D

I do see the point of the criticism towards Garnett's translation. On the other hand, and I quote a colleague of mine who happens to be a specialist in Translation Studies, different translations exist for different reasons, different purposes and different readers. So, while naturalizing a foreign author into another language might seem deceitful for some, it is the path that takes unlikely readers to those texts, and it might be a fair trade. I think it is very valuable to have translations like these, as well as others. :)
Leni
=================

Women Biographies? The Lives of The Empresses of Constantinople are open for readers! :D

beeber
Posts: 1278
Joined: March 9th, 2009, 7:46 am
Location: Mississauga, Ontario

Post by beeber » March 1st, 2019, 8:30 pm

Section 3 is ready for PL.

Bruce

Leni
LibriVox Admin Team
Posts: 12904
Joined: July 27th, 2008, 9:10 pm
Location: Vitória, Brazil

Post by Leni » March 2nd, 2019, 3:57 pm

beeber wrote:
March 1st, 2019, 8:30 pm
Section 3 is ready for PL.

Bruce
Section 3, PL OK!
Leni
=================

Women Biographies? The Lives of The Empresses of Constantinople are open for readers! :D

Post Reply