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Post by ToddHW » November 11th, 2019, 6:49 am

Multilingual Short Works Collection 023 - Poetry & Prose by Various ( - ).

This is a collection of short pieces, poetry or prose, fiction and non-fiction, in several different languages (except standard English) as listed below. All chosen and recorded by Librivox volunteers. ( ToddHW)
  • This collection is for short works, in any language except (modern) English. This can include poetry but also prose, fiction as well as non-fiction.
    Feel free to choose any work which is in the public domain. If you're unsure what we mean by 'public domain', please read this explanation. Try to stick to works that run less than 60 minutes.

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Post by Kitty » November 11th, 2019, 7:08 am

posting to get this on my to-PL list :) let the fun begin. I am always curious which languages I will get listen to this time. :9:

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Post by shashankjakhmola » December 2nd, 2019, 6:25 pm

I'm thinking of doing Eidgah by Munshi Premchand for here in Hindi.

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Post by Kitty » December 3rd, 2019, 12:35 am

shashankjakhmola wrote:
December 2nd, 2019, 6:25 pm
I'm thinking of doing Eidgah by Munshi Premchand for here in Hindi.
absolutely cool, Shashank :thumbs: Only we need to be very careful with the source text you are reading from. For LV it has to be absolutely public domain in the US. That usually means, the book needs to be published before 1923 and we need to see a cover page where it says so. That is often the problem with texts we want to read. A good source to look for is Gutenberg or archive.org, because they show the original scans. So before you record, please post back the link of your source here, so we can check that it's a valid one. Wouldn't want you to do all the recording for nothing :(

Good luck with source-hunting.

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Post by shashankjakhmola » December 3rd, 2019, 7:11 am

Kitty wrote:
December 3rd, 2019, 12:35 am
shashankjakhmola wrote:
December 2nd, 2019, 6:25 pm
I'm thinking of doing Eidgah by Munshi Premchand for here in Hindi.
absolutely cool, Shashank :thumbs: Only we need to be very careful with the source text you are reading from. For LV it has to be absolutely public domain in the US. That usually means, the book needs to be published before 1923 and we need to see a cover page where it says so. That is often the problem with texts we want to read. A good source to look for is Gutenberg or archive.org, because they show the original scans. So before you record, please post back the link of your source here, so we can check that it's a valid one. Wouldn't want you to do all the recording for nothing :(

Good luck with source-hunting.

Sonia
Now that you mentioned it, I am afraid Eidgah was published in '36.

But I have another one, titled - Bade Bhai Sahab ( which means The Elder Brother) that was published in 1910. (Mentioned on the Wikipedia - https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Premchand)

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Post by Kitty » December 3rd, 2019, 7:27 am

shashankjakhmola wrote:
December 3rd, 2019, 7:11 am
But I have another one, titled - Bade Bhai Sahab ( which means The Elder Brother) that was published in 1910. (Mentioned on the Wikipedia - https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Premchand)
yes this is promising. But a quote on wikipedia unfortunately is not enough. :( We need to have the source text from 1910 then (preferably as scan). It is not enough that you now read from the 12th edition released in 1990 for example. Those books have a new copyright then, they might have been edited, etc.

So it is important what source you are using. Archive is a good source to rummage and find some gems. As an example, I put in the search function simply "Hindi" just to see what I would get. Then I reduced it to the books published from 1890-1900 and I got 500 results. I hope the link works: https://archive.org/search.php?query=hindi&and[]=mediatype%3A%22texts%22&and[]=year%3A%221900%22&and[]=year%3A%221899%22&and[]=year%3A%221898%22&and[]=year%3A%221897%22&and[]=year%3A%221896%22&and[]=year%3A%221895%22&and[]=year%3A%221894%22&and[]=year%3A%221893%22&and[]=year%3A%221892%22&and[]=year%3A%221891%22&and[]=year%3A%221890%22

So maybe that's the way you will find something useful. You could search for a specific author and check whether they have one of the old books. As I said, we need to see the first page where the publishing date is clearly mentioned as before 1923.

Good luck !

Sonia

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Post by Kitty » December 3rd, 2019, 10:38 am

ok let me make a start in this collection, again with a poem by Michel Lentz. It's become a sort of tradition already :lol:

https://librivox.org/uploads/toddhw/msw023_nosueden_lentz_ss_128kb.mp3
Recording time: 1:02 min.
Text source again from our National Library: http://www.eluxemburgensia.lu/BnlViewer/view/index.html?lang=en#panel:pp|issue:2833780|page:50
Author: Michel Lentz (1820-1893)

Sandra will be checking in one of these days to PL it again for me. :)

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Post by catharmaiden » December 3rd, 2019, 11:01 am

Kitty wrote:
December 3rd, 2019, 10:38 am
Sandra will be checking in one of these days to PL it again for me. :)
I just listened to the poem. Wonderfully read, it warmed my heart on this cold winter day. :9: Just one PL note: at second 15, you said "grousse" instead of "groe". The field is grey, not big, so you might want to change that. Other than that, really nice! :thumbs:

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Post by Kitty » December 3rd, 2019, 12:23 pm

catharmaiden wrote:
December 3rd, 2019, 11:01 am
at second 15, you said "grousse" instead of "groe".
:shock: yikes, indeed you are right, I misread this. Thanks, will correct soon.

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Post by shashankjakhmola » December 3rd, 2019, 7:34 pm

Kitty wrote:
December 3rd, 2019, 7:27 am
shashankjakhmola wrote:
December 3rd, 2019, 7:11 am
But I have another one, titled - Bade Bhai Sahab ( which means The Elder Brother) that was published in 1910. (Mentioned on the Wikipedia - https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Premchand)
yes this is promising. But a quote on wikipedia unfortunately is not enough. :( We need to have the source text from 1910 then (preferably as scan). It is not enough that you now read from the 12th edition released in 1990 for example. Those books have a new copyright then, they might have been edited, etc.

So it is important what source you are using. Archive is a good source to rummage and find some gems. As an example, I put in the search function simply "Hindi" just to see what I would get. Then I reduced it to the books published from 1890-1900 and I got 500 results. I hope the link works: https://archive.org/search.php?query=hindi&and[]=mediatype%3A%22texts%22&and[]=year%3A%221900%22&and[]=year%3A%221899%22&and[]=year%3A%221898%22&and[]=year%3A%221897%22&and[]=year%3A%221896%22&and[]=year%3A%221895%22&and[]=year%3A%221894%22&and[]=year%3A%221893%22&and[]=year%3A%221892%22&and[]=year%3A%221891%22&and[]=year%3A%221890%22

So maybe that's the way you will find something useful. You could search for a specific author and check whether they have one of the old books. As I said, we need to see the first page where the publishing date is clearly mentioned as before 1923.

Good luck !

Sonia
There is no record and I highly doubt there will be one. These shorts were published in a magazine and I doubt there is an archive of it anywhere.

Well, it was worth a shot.

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Post by Kitty » December 4th, 2019, 12:45 am

shashankjakhmola wrote:
December 3rd, 2019, 7:34 pm
There is no record and I highly doubt there will be one. These shorts were published in a magazine and I doubt there is an archive of it anywhere.
yes I know, it is difficult to find scans. If it was in an old magazine, it's worth checking local libraries, they may have all the old magazines in stock if they were famous ones. You could ask them to scan one for you and you can put it up on archive yourself.

But don't give up. There are thousands of Indian books on archive, there is bound to be a few that you would like to read from, maybe some poetry.

Sonia

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