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[SPANISH] Rimas y Leyendas de Gustavo A. Becker

Posted: August 7th, 2007, 3:49 am
by zamorano
I want to suggest a book: Rimas y Leyendas de Gustavo A. Becker

[Merged two threads with the same suggestion - TriciaG 1/2013]

Posted: August 7th, 2007, 7:20 am
by Cori
Can you tell us a bit more about it, zamorano..?

I found a version with English notes at Project Gutenberg ... I can see there are other versions of the text online too, but I'm not so sure if they are public domain or if they're claiming some kind of copyright (I don't speak Spanish.) Would the Gutenberg text be okay to read from, or do you know another good online source..?

Posted: November 6th, 2007, 8:14 am
by Izayoi
Hi, I'm a newbie here and just browsing to see what's it all about.

I have just checked that Gustavo Adolfo Becquer appears in the free domain online catalogue of Biblioteca Virtual Miguel de Cervantes
so I guess it's OK - besides I have downloaded some of his Rimas very well read by a Spanish teacher at aimed at learners of Spanish I guess.
I love Becquer and I'd be glad to cooperate if the project gets the green light and if you don't mind my Catalan accent when reading...

BTW- Becquer (Seville, 1836-1870) is one of the most important Romantic poets in Spain, as well as a great narrator and journalist. For a full insight into his work you can have a look at the wiki entry which I think is accurate enough.

Posted: December 26th, 2007, 10:14 am
by qgil
I can volunteer if you decide to go ahead with this project.

Re: [SPANISH] Rimas y Leyendas de Gustavo A. Becker

Posted: January 13th, 2008, 1:49 am
by arturo
zamorano wrote:I want to suggest a book: Rimas y Leyendas de Gustavo A. Becker

Did you want it in spanish, or an english translation of it?


Posted: January 20th, 2008, 3:17 pm
by paradise.camouflage
I'd love to help out with this one too. Bécquer is one of the best Spanish poets whose works are in the public domain.

[SPANISH] Rimas y Leyendas de Gustavo Adolfo Bécquer.

Posted: March 13th, 2008, 7:35 am
by Dominio
Hello, everyone:

I'd like to propose this classical book many of us read when we were just kids or pre-teenagers.

Gustavo Adolfo Bécquer is one the most well-known writers and poets in the nineteenth century (in Spanish literature, of course).

Here is his file at wikipedia (in Spanish):

I am intented to read the entire book.

Here is a sample of the first chapter of the first leyenda:

Best wishes,


Posted: March 13th, 2008, 8:48 pm
by gypsygirl
If this is something you'd like to do as a solo project, you can just start a new project thread in Going Solo and get started! :)

Posted: March 14th, 2008, 12:44 pm
by Dominio
Hola, gypsygirl:

Supongo que no tiene sentido escribir estos posts en inglés.

Necesito un poco de orientación, ya que conozco desde hace poco Librivox.

Voy a leer las recomendaciones básicas para, a partir de ahí, dar el siguiente paso.

Es importante que me digas si leo correctamente, qué errores hay en la grabación y cuáles son mejorables.

Durante la grabación detecté lo difícil que es leer correctamente.

Hay pausas constantemente para que no se note que me falta aire o que me canso.

Creo que podría hacerlo mejor, pero hace falta tiempo y costumbre.

Un cordial saludo,


Posted: May 7th, 2008, 6:43 am
by javier
I'd like to participate.

Posted: May 24th, 2008, 5:48 pm
by LauraLP
I'd love to sign up for this one too. He's one of my favourite writers... I've just seen that Dominio offered to read it (or was thinking of doing so) on the 6th of March. Does anyone know what's happening with that?

Posted: March 7th, 2010, 10:14 am
by delvalle
Hi everybody,

I would like to contribute to the reading of "Rimas y Leyendas" by Gustavo Adolfo Bécquer, in Spanish, if still someone is launching it.

We are already more than 7 volunteers into it! I really hope that someone wants to be the BC. I am new in Librivox and definitely can't do that yet!