[COMPLETE][ POETRY] Leda by Aldous Huxley - tg

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Post by Tortilla » May 13th, 2015, 9:12 am

Leda by Aldous Huxley (1894 - 1963).

This project is now complete! All audio files can be found on our catalog page: http://librivox.org/leda-by-aldous-huxley/
Though he gained recognition for his later essays and novels, Aldous Huxley started his writing career as a poet. Published in 1920, Leda is his fourth compilation of poetry.

It begins with the passionate and slightly erotic poem "Leda", which recalls the love affair between Queen Leda, the mother of Helen of Troy, and her swan, Zeus in disguise. Some short poems follow. The book ends with two long sections. The first, "Beauty," is a short collection of vignettes where the author reflects on the concept of beauty through an ideal model of physical desire, Helen of Troy. The second, "Soles Occidere et Redire Possunt," or "Suns Can Set, and Suns Can Rise Again," is another long poem which reflects a day in the life of John Ridley, a deceased friend of Huxley's, who was mentally challenged throughout his entire life. (Mary Kay)
Volunteers outside the USA: Aldous Huxley died in 1963. The author's work may still be protected by copyright in countries where copyright duration is determined by the author's death date. In Europe this is 70 years (unless the Rule of Shorter Term applies); in Canada it is 50 years; and in Australia it is 70 years for authors who died after 1955.

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Post by TriciaG » May 13th, 2015, 9:18 am

Title says Group, template is Solo. :)

Aren't there already 2 Huxley projects in progress? It seems to me like all the projects will go slower the more there are, rather than getting one done at a time. :hmm:
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Post by Tortilla » May 13th, 2015, 9:33 am

TriciaG wrote:Title says Group, template is Solo. :)

Aren't there already 2 Huxley projects in progress? It seems to me like all the projects will go slower the more there are, rather than getting one done at a time. :hmm:
Ah, whoops. Meant to be solo. I'd prefer to work on multiple Huxley projects- I think they will be done fairly quickly, as Huxley is a fairly well-known author, and I don't mind holding onto them.

It is now a group template.
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Post by annise » May 13th, 2015, 1:32 pm

Tortilla wrote:
Ah, whoops. Meant to be solo. It is now a group template.
I'm confused ? Is it a Solo or a group ?
Either way you seem to have lost the copyright notice - it's not PD in the EC or Australia
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Post by silverquill » May 13th, 2015, 7:23 pm

If this launches, you know I'm in line to be DPL on another Huxley!
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Post by Tortilla » May 14th, 2015, 6:36 am

I added in the copyright notice and this is supposed to be a group project. I signed silverquill up for DPL.
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Post by TriciaG » May 14th, 2015, 9:27 am

You're set up. :)
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Post by Tortilla » May 14th, 2015, 1:24 pm

TriciaG wrote:You're set up. :)
Thank you. :) MW ready to go.
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Post by TriciaG » May 14th, 2015, 4:57 pm

Moved to Readers Wanted. :)
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Post by Tortilla » May 16th, 2015, 9:19 am

thank you!
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Post by sdaeley17 » May 31st, 2015, 4:54 pm

I'm surprised noone's jumping on this! I'd be happy to do some of the shorter poems until I have time to knock out the longer ones. I''l start with "7: Sympathy" and work from there!

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Post by Tortilla » June 2nd, 2015, 11:19 am

sdaeley17 wrote:I'm surprised noone's jumping on this! I'd be happy to do some of the shorter poems until I have time to knock out the longer ones. I''l start with "7: Sympathy" and work from there!

Warmest Regards,

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Thank you! :) MW updated.
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Post by sdaeley17 » June 3rd, 2015, 9:21 pm

Section 7: "Sympathy" finished!

https://librivox.org/uploads/triciag/leda_07_huxley128kb.mp3 ( :48 )

eagerly awaiting approval. :)

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Post by Tortilla » June 4th, 2015, 1:08 am

MW updated. :)
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Post by silverquill » June 4th, 2015, 3:40 am

sdaeley17 wrote:Section 7: "Sympathy" finished!

https://librivox.org/uploads/triciag/leda_07_huxley128kb.mp3 ( :48 )

eagerly awaiting approval. :)
A clean recording, and beautifully read :clap:

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