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ChuckW
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Post by ChuckW » May 25th, 2019, 9:01 am

The Intermediate Sex: A Study of Some Transitional Types of Men and Women by Edward Carpenter (1844 - 1929).


The Intermediate Sex (full title: The Intermediate Sex: A Study of Some Transitional Types of Men and Women) was a 1908 work by Edward Carpenter expressing his views on homosexuality. Carpenter argues that "uranism", as he terms homosexuality, was on the increase, marking a new age of sexual liberation. The work was an influence on Robert Graves and Siegfried Sassoon, both young war-poets and officers in England's trenches when they met ( From Wikipedia -- will write my own summary later)
  • Text source (only read from this text!): https://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/53763
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    Genres for the project: *Non-fiction/Philosophy/Modern

    Keywords that describe the book: sexuality, socialism, homosexuality, lgbt, gay interest, sexual freedom, gay rights, gay and lesbian literature

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  • 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):
    • "Chapter [number] of The Intermediate Sex: A Study of Some Transitional Types of Men and Women. This is a LibriVox recording. All LibriVox recordings are in the public domain. For more information, or to volunteer, please visit: librivox DOT org"
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Last edited by ChuckW on May 25th, 2019, 10:14 am, edited 1 time in total.
Current Projects:
SOLO: The Intermediate Sex (Edward Carpenter)
SOLO: Ornaments in Jade (Arthur Machen)
GROUP: Prison Memoirs of an Anarchist (Alexander Berkman)

ChuckW
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Post by ChuckW » May 25th, 2019, 9:09 am

Note for potential DPLs and MCs:

1) This is a relatively short book, but I'm planning on taking my time on it. My current plan is one chapter a month, but I'm taking a more lackadaisical approach to recording this one. It's a difficult book with a lot of long chapters, so I think this might be the best approach to getting this into the catalogue (especially with my busy work life right now).

2) I'm not sure what to do with the footnotes. I'm tempted to cut them out of the recording altogether, but some of them (like the anecdote about Queen Christina meeting the pope) are really fascinating and add texture to the text. Others are just citations... and honestly, even the best footnotes break up the flow of Carpenter's central argument. I'm worried that it would muddy up the recording a little bit. I'm also cutting the appendix out entirely, since it's essentially a long works cited page punctuated with isolated quotations.

3) I've already recorded the preface and chapter 1.
Current Projects:
SOLO: The Intermediate Sex (Edward Carpenter)
SOLO: Ornaments in Jade (Arthur Machen)
GROUP: Prison Memoirs of an Anarchist (Alexander Berkman)

DACSoft
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Post by DACSoft » May 25th, 2019, 9:41 am

Hi Chuck,

I'll be happy to DPL this project for you, if you're willing.

Don
Don (DACSoft)
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Baseball Joe in the Central League; Left to Themselves
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Baseball Joe in the Big League; Whispering Tongues; Baseball Joe on the Giants

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Post by KevinS » May 25th, 2019, 10:09 am

ChuckW wrote:
May 25th, 2019, 9:09 am
Note for potential DPLs and MCs:

1) This is a relatively short book, but I'm planning on taking my time on it. My current plan is one chapter a month, but I'm taking a more lackadaisical approach to recording this one. It's a difficult book with a lot of long chapters, so I think this might be the best approach to getting this into the catalogue (especially with my busy work life right now).

2) I'm not sure what to do with the footnotes. I'm tempted to cut them out of the recording altogether, but some of them (like the anecdote about Queen Christina meeting the pope) are really fascinating and add texture to the text. Others are just citations... and honestly, even the best footnotes break up the flow of Carpenter's central argument. I'm worried that it would muddy up the recording a little bit. I'm also cutting the appendix out entirely, since it's essentially a long works cited page punctuated with isolated quotations.

3) I've already recorded the preface and chapter 1.
If it would be allowed, I recommend having a last section that might be called Select Notes and this would include the interesting anecdotes and pertinent material for better understanding.

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Post by ChuckW » May 25th, 2019, 10:12 am

DACSoft wrote:
May 25th, 2019, 9:41 am
Hi Chuck,

I'll be happy to DPL this project for you, if you're willing.

Don
Yaaaaay!!! Thank you so much. :-)
Current Projects:
SOLO: The Intermediate Sex (Edward Carpenter)
SOLO: Ornaments in Jade (Arthur Machen)
GROUP: Prison Memoirs of an Anarchist (Alexander Berkman)

ChuckW
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Post by ChuckW » May 25th, 2019, 10:14 am

KevinS wrote:
May 25th, 2019, 10:09 am
ChuckW wrote:
May 25th, 2019, 9:09 am
Note for potential DPLs and MCs:

1) This is a relatively short book, but I'm planning on taking my time on it. My current plan is one chapter a month, but I'm taking a more lackadaisical approach to recording this one. It's a difficult book with a lot of long chapters, so I think this might be the best approach to getting this into the catalogue (especially with my busy work life right now).

2) I'm not sure what to do with the footnotes. I'm tempted to cut them out of the recording altogether, but some of them (like the anecdote about Queen Christina meeting the pope) are really fascinating and add texture to the text. Others are just citations... and honestly, even the best footnotes break up the flow of Carpenter's central argument. I'm worried that it would muddy up the recording a little bit. I'm also cutting the appendix out entirely, since it's essentially a long works cited page punctuated with isolated quotations.

3) I've already recorded the preface and chapter 1.
If it would be allowed, I recommend having a last section that might be called Select Notes and this would include the interesting anecdotes and pertinent material for better understanding.
Interesting idea -- and certainly something I'd be amenable to. Unfortunately, I think most of the pertinent footnotes I'd like to include refer directly to the main text. I'm not sure if they would all make sense in isolation. But with that said... it's definitely something I'm considering.
Current Projects:
SOLO: The Intermediate Sex (Edward Carpenter)
SOLO: Ornaments in Jade (Arthur Machen)
GROUP: Prison Memoirs of an Anarchist (Alexander Berkman)

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Post by pnagami » May 25th, 2019, 1:53 pm

I think it is permissible to read only the footnotes that you find helpful. At least, that has been my practice.

Pam
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Post by Rapunzelina » May 26th, 2019, 3:21 am

Hi Chuck! Let me MC this project. I 'll go set it up.
In the meantime, here's what suggested in our wiki about footnotes:
https://wiki.librivox.org/index.php?title=English_Pronunciation_Guides#Footnotes
I hope it helps you!
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Post by ChuckW » May 26th, 2019, 6:49 am

Rapunzelina wrote:
May 26th, 2019, 3:21 am
Hi Chuck! Let me MC this project. I 'll go set it up.
In the meantime, here's what suggested in our wiki about footnotes:
https://wiki.librivox.org/index.php?title=English_Pronunciation_Guides#Footnotes
I hope it helps you!
Thanks! :-)

I might wind up reading some of the more interesting footnotes and cutting out the rest then. Most of them are irrelevant, but some of Carpenter's historical footnotes are just too juicy to leave out.

I'll also upload Sections 00 and 01 in a few minutes.
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SOLO: Ornaments in Jade (Arthur Machen)
GROUP: Prison Memoirs of an Anarchist (Alexander Berkman)

ChuckW
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Post by ChuckW » May 26th, 2019, 9:10 am

Current Projects:
SOLO: The Intermediate Sex (Edward Carpenter)
SOLO: Ornaments in Jade (Arthur Machen)
GROUP: Prison Memoirs of an Anarchist (Alexander Berkman)

DACSoft
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Post by DACSoft » May 26th, 2019, 10:36 am

Hi Chuck,

Good start! I'm enjoying your narration of the book very much. :thumbs:

From a technical standpoint, the volumes were borderline (Sec. 00 - 86.0dB) and slightly below (Sec. 01 - 85.9dB) the lower end of the acceptable range, according to Checker. You may want to amplify both sections by about 3dB. Let me know what you think.

Otherwise, Sec. 00 was fine.

Sec. 01 PL notes (just one):

@07:14, the phrase: "That the Uranian temperament, especially in regard to its affectional side, is not without faults must naturally be allowed;" was repeated at 07:25.

Looking forward to listening to the rest of the project.

Have a fine Memorial Day holiday weekend, as we pay tribute to our fallen heroes, active military personnel, and veterans.

Don
Don (DACSoft)
Bringing the Baseball Joe series to audio!

In Progress:
Baseball Joe in the Central League; Left to Themselves
Next up:
Baseball Joe in the Big League; Whispering Tongues; Baseball Joe on the Giants

ChuckW
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Post by ChuckW » May 26th, 2019, 12:28 pm

DACSoft wrote:
May 26th, 2019, 10:36 am
Hi Chuck,

Good start! I'm enjoying your narration of the book very much. :thumbs:

From a technical standpoint, the volumes were borderline (Sec. 00 - 86.0dB) and slightly below (Sec. 01 - 85.9dB) the lower end of the acceptable range, according to Checker. You may want to amplify both sections by about 3dB. Let me know what you think.

Otherwise, Sec. 00 was fine.

Sec. 01 PL notes (just one):

@07:14, the phrase: "That the Uranian temperament, especially in regard to its affectional side, is not without faults must naturally be allowed;" was repeated at 07:25.

Looking forward to listening to the rest of the project.

Have a fine Memorial Day holiday weekend, as we pay tribute to our fallen heroes, active military personnel, and veterans.

Don
Thanks Don!

I'm not surprised about the repetitions -- I had some trouble with that particular paragraph and might have read it about 20 times. Eep!

This project should get especially difficult once we hit Chapter III, which is littered with random snatches of foreign languages I can't speak. Please do not expect linguistical perfection. :help:

Anyway, I've boosted the audio to both chapters and made that one correction. I'll probably have the next chapter uploaded in 3-4 weeks. Have a great Memorial Day weekend... and thanks again!
Current Projects:
SOLO: The Intermediate Sex (Edward Carpenter)
SOLO: Ornaments in Jade (Arthur Machen)
GROUP: Prison Memoirs of an Anarchist (Alexander Berkman)

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Post by DACSoft » May 26th, 2019, 5:01 pm

Chuck, Sections 00 and 01 are PL OK! :)

Thanks for the head's up; I'm fine with whatever timetable you're working with for this project (my recording projects usually take some time between sections, so I understand). The same for the foreign languages. Your best shot at it is all that can/should be expected (from a single language speaker myself, who would probably butcher other languages). :D
Don (DACSoft)
Bringing the Baseball Joe series to audio!

In Progress:
Baseball Joe in the Central League; Left to Themselves
Next up:
Baseball Joe in the Big League; Whispering Tongues; Baseball Joe on the Giants

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Post by ChuckW » July 7th, 2019, 10:31 am

Sorry about the lack of updates. I haven't had any time to record unfortunately, but will get back to this as soon as I can.
Current Projects:
SOLO: The Intermediate Sex (Edward Carpenter)
SOLO: Ornaments in Jade (Arthur Machen)
GROUP: Prison Memoirs of an Anarchist (Alexander Berkman)

DACSoft
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Post by DACSoft » July 7th, 2019, 12:43 pm

No worries Chuck … I'm here when you are ready. :)

Don
Don (DACSoft)
Bringing the Baseball Joe series to audio!

In Progress:
Baseball Joe in the Central League; Left to Themselves
Next up:
Baseball Joe in the Big League; Whispering Tongues; Baseball Joe on the Giants

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