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Post Posted:: July 18th, 2017, 1:55 pm 

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Letters of John Keats to His Family and Friends, by John Keats (1795 - 1821), Edited by Sidney Colvin.



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Letters of John Keats to intimate friends, family, and others during the brief, eventful years of his life as an artist, not including his letters to Fanny Brawne. (to be edited.) ( Eva Davis)



  • Text source (only read from this text!): http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/35698
  • Type of proof-listening required (Note: please read the PL FAQ): special



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    Genres for the project: *Non-fiction/Biography & Autobiography/Memoirs

    Keywords that describe the book: poetry, Wordsworth, letters, shelley, romantic, byron, Keats

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  • The reader will record the following at the beginning and end of each file:
    No more than 0.5 to 1 second of silence at the beginning of the recording!
    START of recording (Intro):
    • Say:
      Letter [number] of Letters of John Keats to His Family and Friends. This is a LibriVox recording. All LibriVox recordings are in the public domain. For more information, or to volunteer, please visit: librivox DOT org"
    • Say:
      "Recording by Eva Davis"
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      "Letters of John Keats to His Family and Friends, Edited by Sidney Colvin. [Letter Title] (e.g., "To John Taylor") "

      For subsequent sections, say:
      • "Letter [number] of Letters of John Keats to His Family and Friends, Edited by Sidney Colvin. This LibriVox recording is in the Public Domain."
      • Say:
        [Letter Title] (e.g., "To John Taylor")


        END of recording:
        • At the end of the section, say:
          "End of letter"
        • At the end of the book, say (in addition):
          "End of Letters of John Keats to His Family and Friends, Edited by Sidney Colvin. "

        There should be 5 seconds silence at the end of the recording.
      • Example filename lettersjohnkeats_###_keats_128kb.mp3 (all lower-case) (e.g. lettersjohnkeats_001_keats_128kb.mp3)

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Last edited by bluechien on July 21st, 2017, 8:15 pm, edited 11 times in total.

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Post Posted:: July 18th, 2017, 2:03 pm 

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Some thoughts on the "special PL" for any potential PLers:

I would love it if the PLer would:

- read along with the text
- feel free to ignore word substitutions that do NOT affect the sense, as my patches are usually more destructive than these
- if at all possible, point out ALL pronunciation errors, particularly those relating to British place names, plants and animals, as Keats has many of these that I am unfamiliar with. I look them all up but do not feel confident about them.
- Am using "Pronouncing Shakespeare's Words" by Dale F. Coye so I am more confident about Shakespearean character names, but would welcome corrections on these too.

My pace for this project will not be glacial but not at all fast. Sort of a real-life epistolary pace, where you get letters from Keats every so often. :D

To avoid too many intros and outros I was thinking to batch these letters into sections, but I will have to work that out a bit because some letters are long. If done by letters, there are about 164 of them ...

Please feel free to PL, also, at an epistolary pace ;)

The semi-boring preface will probably be done last

Thank you so much

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He could bear no more, and so
Bent his soul fiercely like a spiritual bow,
And twang'd it inwardly ...


Last edited by bluechien on July 18th, 2017, 2:29 pm, edited 3 times in total.

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Post Posted:: July 18th, 2017, 2:05 pm 

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MCer, can you please check my wrestling with the MC template to make sure nothing too bad has happened, and also, I wasn't sure that biography/memoirs was the place for this, but didn't find a better one. Is there one? Thank you!

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Post Posted:: July 18th, 2017, 5:13 pm 
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I can set this up for you :)

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Post Posted:: July 18th, 2017, 5:23 pm 
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Now you have an MW :thumbs:
bluechien wrote:
can you please check my wrestling with the MC template to make sure nothing too bad has happened
All looks fine to me
bluechien wrote:
I wasn't sure that biography/memoirs was the place for this, but didn't find a better one. Is there one?
I couldn't find anything better off the bat, but I'll have a better look around :)

You can add more sections if you find that you need them (and if you add too many, I can delete...).

It is not necessary to add the ID3 tags even if they are mentioned in the first post, feel free to ignore those.

If the preface is too boring, it is up to you whether you want to read it or not. Just saying :)

I think letters are such an underappreciated form of writing, very cool that you are picking up this volume!

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Post Posted:: July 18th, 2017, 6:10 pm 

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Thank you so much, Kathrine :9:

I agree with you, letters are terrific ... and I might be biased, but I think Keats' letters are especially especially so. He has no filter to his friends.

I will ponder the usefulness or not of reading the preface :) I've never known if people like to read them or not, though clearly people like to write them.

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Bent his soul fiercely like a spiritual bow,
And twang'd it inwardly ...


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Post Posted:: July 18th, 2017, 8:17 pm 

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I would be happy to act as DPL.

Unlike some PLers, I always listen with the text in front of me.

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Post Posted:: July 19th, 2017, 12:00 am 

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Thank you Algy! :9: That would be wonderful.

This is all ready to go, then!

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Post Posted:: July 19th, 2017, 7:29 am 
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Welcome, Algy :thumbs:

Hang on while we move over to Going Solo. Please holler if you all need anything

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Post Posted:: July 19th, 2017, 12:24 pm 

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kathrinee wrote:
Hang on while we move over to Going Solo. Please holler if you all need anything


thank you Katherine!

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Post Posted:: July 19th, 2017, 6:24 pm 

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Kathrine, question for you ... since the letters are titled I, II, III, IV etc. in the source text, is it all right to say "Letter 1," "letter 2" in the intros and "end of letter 1" to reflect this, instead of "Chapter 1/ end of chapter 1"? If so I will update the template and happily do so ...

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Post Posted:: July 20th, 2017, 10:52 am 
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Yes, using Letter # in the intro/outro would make good sense.
Are you thinking something like this (for the first intro)?:
Letter #-# of [title]. This is a LV recording bla bla. Recording by..
[title] by [author]. Letter #. Read letter #. Letter #. Read letter #.
and
End of letter # (or even End of letters #-#)
Alternately, you could do something like:
Section # of [title]. This is a LV recording bla bla. Recording by..
[title] by [author]. Letter #. read letter #. Letter #. read letter #. etc.
and at the end
End of section #.

I think either of those would work just fine (and do the same in the shortened intro for soloists). (Am I making sense? :) )

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Post Posted:: July 20th, 2017, 12:50 pm 

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Yes, exactly! I forgot to include some facts here but you guessed the alternatives. :D

I will do that ... thank you so much!

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Post Posted:: July 26th, 2017, 4:17 am 

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A few letters are up, but the earliest ones are ridiculously short. They are just starting to get good, toward the end of these. I am just trickling them in and will update here at random. :D

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Post Posted:: July 26th, 2017, 5:14 am 

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PL notes

Letter 1
After 1:02
Missing text:
J. K.

Letter 2
0:24
Lines read in reverse order
John Keats.
Removed to 76 Cheapside.

Letter 3 - PL OK

Letter 4
1:32
Mem.—Wednesday—
I think that mem. is actually an abbreviation of memorandum

Letter 5 - PL OK

Letter 6 - PL OK

Letter 7
1:27
However after having had my fill of these
I heard
However having had my fill of these

2:05
so shall I after having taken a Chop.
I heard
so I shall after having taken a Chop.

Letter 8 - PL OK

Cheers

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