SOLO After the Divorce by Grazia Deledda - dc

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Post by TheVagabond » November 26th, 2019, 6:44 am

After the Divorce by Grazia Deledda (1871 - 1936). Translated by Maria Hornor Lansdale (1860 - 1945)


Giovanna and Costantino Ledda are a happily married couple living with their young child in a Sardinian country village close to their extended family. Costantino is wrongly convicted of murdering his wicked uncle and with no way of supporting herself, Giovanna reluctantly divorces him and is driven to marry Brontu Dejas, a wealthy but brutish drunkard who has always lusted after her.

As well as enduring a marriage amounting to slavery, Giovanna is derided by villagers for having two husbands. When Constantino is freed after the real murderer confesses to his crime, he and Giovanna are together again, but this time their relationship is outside the law, and sets both on a path of destruction, at the mercy of religious and social forces they cannot control.

The author, Grazia Deledda, won the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1926, for writings which show passion and sympathy for the people of her native Sardinia, and ‘After the Divorce’ (Dopo il Divorzio) is one of her finest works. ( Tom Denholm)
  • Text source (only read from this text!): https://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/39834
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    Genres for the project: Culture & Heritage Fiction; Literary Fiction; Romance

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    No more than 0.5 to 1 second of silence at the beginning of the recording!
    START of recording (Intro):
    • "Chapter [number] of After the Divorce. 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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      "Recording by [your name], [city, your blog, podcast, web address]"
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      "After the Divorce, by Grazia Deledda. Translated by Maria Hornor Lansdale [Chapter]"


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  • Example filename afterthedivorce_##_deledda_128kb.mp3 (all lower-case) where ## is the section number (e.g. afterthedivorce_01_deledda_128kb.mp3)

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craigdav1
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Post by craigdav1 » November 26th, 2019, 7:05 am

MW coming up.

edit: I took the liberty of assigning myself as DPL. If you have someone else in mind just let me know.

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Post by TheVagabond » November 26th, 2019, 8:32 am

That's great, thanks. Looking forward to working with you on this project, another fine book which seems to receive little attention outside Italy.

I'm currently checking for possible pronunciation pitfalls. I'll complete the details I need for the MW - thanks for the speed of posting this - and record the first chapter as soon as I can.

Best wishes,
Tom
'Make use of time, let not advantage slip'
(Shakespeare, Venus and Adonis)

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Post by craigdav1 » November 26th, 2019, 8:38 am

I'll move this to the Going Solo forum to keep the Launch Pad tidy. I still have not had time to watch that movie.

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Post by TheVagabond » December 10th, 2019, 3:50 pm

Family and health issues have pushed Librivox to one side for a couple of weeks, but at last here's the first chapter of After the Divorce.

Completed reading of Section 01

Track length 35 mins, 23 secs

https://librivox.org/uploads/craigdav1/afterthedivorce_01_deledda_128kb.mp3

Tom
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(Shakespeare, Venus and Adonis)

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Post by craigdav1 » December 10th, 2019, 5:30 pm

1 PL OK.

Hope all is now well and continues to be.

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Post by TheVagabond » December 23rd, 2019, 4:36 pm

Completed reading of Section 02

Track length 29:52

https://librivox.org/uploads/craigdav1/afterthedivorce_02_deledda_128kb.mp3

And a Merry Christmas to you and yours!

Tom
'Make use of time, let not advantage slip'
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Post by craigdav1 » December 23rd, 2019, 7:10 pm

2 PL OK.

And a happy holidays to you as well.

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Post by TheVagabond » January 13th, 2020, 11:40 am

Completed reading of Section 03

Track length 28:03

https://librivox.org/uploads/craigdav1/afterthedivorce_03_deledda_128kb.mp3

Tom
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Post by craigdav1 » January 13th, 2020, 4:08 pm

3 PL OK.

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Post by TheVagabond » January 21st, 2020, 10:47 am

Completed reading of Section 04

Track length: 20:34

https://librivox.org/uploads/craigdav1/afterthedivorce_04_deledda_128kb.mp3

Tom
'Make use of time, let not advantage slip'
(Shakespeare, Venus and Adonis)

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Post by craigdav1 » January 21st, 2020, 2:06 pm

4 PL OK.

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Post by TheVagabond » January 28th, 2020, 6:09 am

Completed reading of Section 05

Track length: 11:33

https://librivox.org/uploads/craigdav1/afterthedivorce_05_deledda_128kb.mp3

Tom
'Make use of time, let not advantage slip'
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Post by craigdav1 » January 28th, 2020, 7:23 am

5 PL OK.

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Post by TheVagabond » January 29th, 2020, 4:26 am

Completed reading of Section 06

Track length: 40:50

https://librivox.org/uploads/craigdav1/afterthedivorce_06_deledda_128kb.mp3

Tom
'Make use of time, let not advantage slip'
(Shakespeare, Venus and Adonis)

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