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Post by Sprocket » June 13th, 2019, 1:20 pm

A Last Diary by W. N. P. Barbellion (1889 - 1919).
The final journal of British naturalist Bruce Frederick Cummings, spanning from March 1918 to June 1919. The diary follows on the heels of the publication of Cummings' edited collection of journal entries The Journal of a Disappointed Man, which had been received to some success. This slimmer volume contains Cummings' reflections upon the end of WWI, bittersweet reflections marked as they are by the self-knowledge that as that as a new era of peace was being ushered in across Europe, Cummings' own health was failing him. Despite his body succumbing to multiple sclerosis, Cummings remains emotionally and intellectually lucid to the last, making for both a lively historical document, but also a moving and lyrical piece of autobiography. (Adam Whybray)
[*]Text source (only read from this text!): https://archive.org/details/lastdiary00barbuoft
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Previously I completed Barbellion's longer original volume of diaries The Journal of a Disappointed Man. This is his slimmer follow-up, following the year and a few months after the end of the previous volume.

As for the dedicated proof-listener, my personal preference would be Amy (alg1001) which she has agreed to do. She provided invaluable commentary and advice for the first volume and I loved working with her and believe she enjoyed the project. I proposed this to Amy back in February, but only now have the time (having come to the end of the university lecturing year until September) to dedicate to the recording.

- Sprocket / Adam :)

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Post by Kikisaulite » June 14th, 2019, 1:00 am

Hi, Adam! I will be your MC for this. But in order to set things up, I need to have the whole project template and mainly - the code for the project. Did you fill out the template for the project here https://librivox.org/add_project ? Please do so and copy the resulting code to create your first post (this is needed for each project that is set up).

EDIT: Saw your note now. Of course, if Amy would like to MC this, I totally do not insist to be the MC. ;) But the proper project code will be needed anyway.


Kristine :)
Keep your mind here and now, where it belongs.

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Post by alg1001 » June 14th, 2019, 5:57 pm

Hi Kristine,
I set it up. Sorry for any inconvenience. We had been talking about him launching this. I should have had him tag my initials on it.
-Amy

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Post by Kikisaulite » June 15th, 2019, 11:59 am

Sure, no problem. :)
Keep your mind here and now, where it belongs.

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Post by Sprocket » June 27th, 2019, 11:06 am

Have recorded the preface by Barbellion's brother:
https://librivox.org/uploads/alg1001/lastdiary_01_barbellion_128kb.mp3
Time: 57:39
Size: 52.7 mb

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Post by alg1001 » June 27th, 2019, 7:16 pm

Hi Adam,
The Section 0 is for the preface. In the intro you can say 'Preface of' instead of 'Section of' for it. So it will be file 00.
I'll PL soon. Looking forward to it!
Cheers!
Amy

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Post by Sprocket » June 28th, 2019, 4:39 am

Ah! Okay! Thanks Amy! I'll change that when I get back home this evening :)

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Post by Sprocket » June 28th, 2019, 4:40 am

His brother comes across as a little cold, but I suspect that mostly the difference in style to how such a biographical piece by a close family member would be written today!

EDIT: Sorted file name, intro, ending and place in the grid, hopefully. Ready for checking! ^^

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Post by alg1001 » June 30th, 2019, 7:42 pm

Hi Adam,
This is so well-done! And it is all so poignant. I am enjoying it immensely already. I am glad you are doing this. Barbellion would be, too, I am sure.
Cheers!
Amy

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Post by Sprocket » July 2nd, 2019, 5:32 am

Hi Amy,

Such kind words! Thank you! :oops: :)

I reckon I'll be able to get this one done quite fast. I feel on a roll!

https://librivox.org/uploads/alg1001/lastdiary_01_barbellion_128kb.mp3
Time = 25:27
Size = 23.3 mb

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Post by alg1001 » July 8th, 2019, 6:51 pm

Hi Adam,
I so wish he could have gone outside with the trees like that!
I liked hearing his thoughts on Emily Bronte. These days at the end of his life are poignant. :(
Great reading! You bring it all across so well. It is PL OK.
Cheers!
Amy

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Post by Sprocket » July 30th, 2019, 1:21 pm

I found this one even more moving! Contains Barbellion's reflections on the end of the war.

https://librivox.org/uploads/alg1001/lastdiary_02_barbellion_128kb.mp3
Time = 21:56
Size = 20mb

Thanks as ever,
Adam :9:

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Post by alg1001 » August 6th, 2019, 6:04 am

Hi Adam,
It was very moving. It is incredible to have this account starting all way from when he was a boy.
There is a technical issue with this file. It needs to have 44,100 hz sampling rate. I am not sure why this one doesn't since your others always have. Please adjust it and reupload.
Cheers!
Amy

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Post by Sprocket » August 6th, 2019, 12:47 pm

Ah, drat - that's strange... :/

Does that mean I'll have to record over again? (No worries if not!)

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Post by alg1001 » August 6th, 2019, 6:54 pm

Hi Adam,
You don't have to re-record. I updated it. When you change the rate it changes the speed of your voice, so I just sped it up after and it sounds fine. Please give it a listen and see if you agree.
I guess just make sure that the project rate says 44100 before you record.
https://librivox.org/uploads/alg1001/lastdiary_02_barbellion_128kb.mp3
Cheers!
Amy

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