Page 1 of 2

Spotlight on non-English language recordings

Posted: December 6th, 2018, 10:43 am
by Carolin
Hi guys,

For the new year, id like to highlight recordings in diverse languages. We are steadily increasing the number of books/projects in other languages, our community of volunteers recording in a language other than English, and the number of listeners for these books also seem to increase, though that is difficult to measure reliably. Lets highlight what we have added to the catalogue in 2018!

Id like to write a post for our blog on the homepage, with one or two books in each language in which we have added recordings last year, with a small blurb or recommendation in the language of the recording.

Can you help me?
This is what i need you to do.
- pick a book catalogued in 2018 in a language other than English.
- write a small recommendation for the book in the language of that book. 3-4 lines is enough! You can use the monthly staff picks as an example.
- post in this thread or send it to me via pm.

Id love it if we could get one project for each language in which we have added books to the catalogue in 2018. I dont know yet how we will address languages in which we receive multiple recommendations, but i suppose we can solve that issue together.

Thank you :D

Re: Spotlight on non-English language recordings

Posted: December 8th, 2018, 5:49 pm
by Leni
Great idea! I have picked a Portuguese project. Do you want the recommendation just in Portuguese or also in English though?

Re: Spotlight on non-English language recordings

Posted: December 10th, 2018, 12:15 am
by Carolin
In portuguese please - the recommendation is intended for a potential listener, so that seemed most logical to me.

I will probably write in English something like, "leni is recommending a mystery in portuguese: (text)"; "carolin is recommending a book of poetry in german: (text)" etc. :)

Re: Spotlight on non-English language recordings

Posted: December 10th, 2018, 6:26 am
by Leni
Awesome! Here it is:

https://librivox.org/contos-by-jose-maria-de-eca-de-queiros/, cataloged on Feb 13th 2018

Os Contos de Eça de Queirós são uma recolha póstuma de algumas das melhores narrativas curtas do autor português, mais conhecido talvez por seus romances. Ainda assim, seus contos, publicados em revistas e jornais, são alguns dos melhores da língua portuguesa. Vários deles foram e são ainda hoje usados em escolas, vestibulares e concursos, traduzidos para outras línguas e adaptados para outros meios, o que demonstra a sua vitalidade e importância.

Re: Spotlight on non-English language recordings

Posted: December 10th, 2018, 12:14 pm
by Piotrek81
1. What is the deadline? EDIT: The end of December, I understand?
2. I understand entries in collections are excluded?

Re: Spotlight on non-English language recordings

Posted: December 10th, 2018, 1:22 pm
by tovarisch
Piotrek81 wrote:
December 10th, 2018, 12:14 pm
... 2. I understand entries in collections are excluded?
I would think that collections are OK so long as they are in the same language and it's not English, which means that entries in such collections are OK. :wink:

ETA: ... unless you were querying about highlighting individual entries. :)

Re: Spotlight on non-English language recordings

Posted: December 11th, 2018, 7:02 am
by Carolin
thank you all!

deadline is 31st of december, but the earlier you submit the better :)

i would prefer it if there was no recommendation of one poem in a certain language in the multilingual collection or anything like that - unless it is the only recording in that language this year. i dont want to make a ton of rules for this thing so if you want to recommend an item in a collection, go ahead.

Re: Spotlight on non-English language recordings

Posted: December 17th, 2018, 9:41 am
by Basquetteur
Carolin,

A very nice idea!.

I think there has been some 36 audiobooks published by librivox in Spanish in 2018.
Some of them are real Spanish classics and some of them are also translations into Spanish of classics in other languages.
The readers, coordinators are doing wonders.

I think I would recommend one classic work, formed by short pieces. It is the "Rimas" by Gustavo Adolfo Becquer. There are other more classical or essential works in Spanish published this year, but short audios and in poetry are more easily attractive both to Spanish speaking and/or Spanish-language lovers, in my opinion.

Others might suggest other works in Spanish.

This would be my proposal for a text about it (adapted from the original text proposed by the reader KendalRigans):

Las "Rimas" de Gustavo Adolfo Bécquer son parte de sus obras más conocidas y halagadas. En ellas encontramos referencias sobre todo al amor, y también a otros sentimientos. Las "Rimas" fueron publicadas después del fallecimiento de Bécquer a la temprana edad de 34 años, como recopilación de sus poesias, dispersas en parte hasta entonces, en homenaje suyo. Son poesías románticas clásicas imprescindibles, llenas todavía hoy de gran frescor.

Re: Spotlight on non-English language recordings

Posted: December 18th, 2018, 9:26 am
by Carolin
Awesome, thank you :thumbs:

Re: Spotlight on non-English language recordings

Posted: December 19th, 2018, 4:33 am
by schrm
für deutsch wirst du kaum was brauchen, vermute ich mal :-)
ich würde zwei projekte vorschlagen, wobei eines m dezember 17 katalogisiert wurde:

https://librivox.org/das-haus-des-schwarzen-magiers-by-edward-bulwer-lytton/
es war das erste librivox hörbuch, das ich anhörte. ich mochte früher hörbücher nicht, dachte: "zuhören ist anstrengend" - zumindest als telefonist, manchmal. und weil ich es in der anfangszeit meiner librivoxerei angehört habe, stellt es für mich einen persönlichen meilenstein, den symbolischen beginn meiner librivox-erfahrungen und eine messlatte dar... das buch ist spannend, handelt von "real erfahrenem" okkultismus, hat eine extrem dichte, spannende athmosphäre auch durch die leserin (und den akzent) und ist eine rundum empfehlbare "audiolektüre".

https://librivox.org/bunte-beute-by-detlev-von-liliencron/
mein erster beitrag (glaube ich) war für den liliencron.
und es folgten weitere, unter anderem mein (laut meiner eigenen einstufung) misslungenster fehler-verbesserer bisher.
aber, wie auch dieses jahr am ende, so auch am anfang: irgendwie war ich wochenlang kränklich, und dann...
ich vertraue bis heute auf boris und carolin mit der meinung, dass das schon "anhörbar" ist :-)
ich lernte extrem viel und empfinde das bis heute als "standing on the shoulders of giants" - und schwor mir, die krone des schaffens vom liliencron nochmals zu lesen.
die gedichte sind unterschiedlich, teils durchaus kleine geschichten, vom dankes- und huldigungsbrief, von anklagender (das herz bluten lassender) kritik bis hin zu augenzwinkernder satire. gedichte, die ich bis heute als intelligente, kreative kleine kostbarkeiten ansehe.
absolut spannend und meine wärmste empfehlung!

...ich bin ja erst seit diesem jahr dabei, insofern bitte ich die deutsche community mir meine egozentrische auswahl und dieses vorpreschen hier zu verzeihen :-)
lg

Re: Spotlight on non-English language recordings

Posted: December 19th, 2018, 5:00 am
by Carolin
vielen dank schrm :D

Re: Spotlight on non-English language recordings

Posted: December 19th, 2018, 5:53 am
by Kitty
You don't have anything in French yet, I think. The biggest novel we finished as group project this year was Le Rouge et le Noir:
https://librivox.org/le-rouge-et-le-noir-by-stendhal/

A good book, very recommendable, also a classic of French literature. Here my short synopsis in French:

Le célèbre roman de Stendhal, publié en 1830, raconte l’histoire de Julien Sorel, jeune homme d’origine modeste, mais ambitieux et doué d’intelligence pour réussir dans la vie. Son destin sera lié étroitement à celui de deux femmes bien différentes, Madame de Rênal, femme mariée riche mais provinciale et Mathilde de la Mole, jeune coquette de la haute société parisienne. Leur amour et liaisons aideront à former d’abord la carrière de Julien mais mèneront ultérieurement à la tragédie.

Sonia

Re: Spotlight on non-English language recordings

Posted: December 19th, 2018, 8:16 am
by Carolin
thank you :D

Re: Spotlight on non-English language recordings

Posted: December 21st, 2018, 12:03 am
by schrm
Ich hab die zusammenfassungen nochmals kurz überarbeitet, solltest du sie bereits kopiert haben!
Lg

Re: Spotlight on non-English language recordings

Posted: December 21st, 2018, 4:48 am
by Foon
Hi Carolin,
I'd like to suggest a Dutch project!

https://librivox.org/alles-zingt-by-pieter-louwerse/
In Alles Zingt van Pieter Louwerse vindt u 150 liedjes en rijmpjes voor het Nederlandse volk. Sommigen hiervan zullen u bekend voorkomen, en sommigen zullen helemaal nieuw (of juist oud!) zijn. De rijmpjes zijn geschreven voor kinderen, maar jong én oud zal hier veel plezier aan beleven!