[Multilingual] WWI Centenary (Armistice Day) Prose Collection Vol. III-mas

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Post by Leni » September 10th, 2018, 6:11 pm

MaryAnnSpiegel wrote:
September 9th, 2018, 5:30 pm
Leni,
That looks good. I'll add it to the MW.
Any suggestions on how to handle the author in the metadata?
MaryAnn
Hey, MaryAnn

By the initials at the end, the author is the editor of the magazine, Coelho Neto, who was quite a famous writer then. I think I would just catalog under his name, Coelho Neto, Henrique Maximiano: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Coelho_Neto

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Post by Leni » September 15th, 2018, 5:27 pm

Hello, here is my contribution, at 06:37.

https://librivox.org/uploads/maryannspiegel/wwi3_avitoria_coelhoneto_lrl_128kb.mp3

Should the summary be in English or in Portuguese?
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Post by MaryAnnSpiegel » September 15th, 2018, 5:53 pm

Availle wrote:
September 10th, 2018, 4:03 am
Here's the Russian Literature by various, length 6:59

https://librivox.org/uploads/maryannspiegel/wwi3_russiainliterature_various_ava_128kb.mp3
Thank you Ava. Can you please provide a short summary for this selection?
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Post by MaryAnnSpiegel » September 15th, 2018, 6:08 pm

gunDyBGN wrote:
September 10th, 2018, 5:39 pm
Hi there! I'd like to do a reading of Democracy vs Autocracy, a comparative study...it looks like a pretty interesting suggestion, political science in the midst of the war itself - tremendous find!

I think I'll start with the preface and Chapter 1, and I'll post again if I like how I'm reading it for subsequent chapters.

Democracy versus autocracy; a comparative study of governments in the world war by Geiser, Karl Frederick, b. 1869
https://archive.org/details/democracyversusa00geis


EDIT: Actually Chapter 1 took me no time at all to read - I guess I'm still too new to be gauging how long a reading will end up being. I'll add at least chatpers 2 and 3, and if I can add 4 with a decent amount of space left, I'll try, since that one is Austria-Hungary.
That's great.

How would you like to appear in the catalog? Some folks use their real name, some their forum name, some pick something else.
Your catalog page is here: https://librivox.org/reader/12780

We do recommend that you submit a 1 minute test to confirm your technical settings are ok before you submit any sections. That way you can make changes to your computer/microphone set up on a small file, rather than having troubles on a longer reading.

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Post by MaryAnnSpiegel » September 15th, 2018, 6:12 pm

Leni wrote:
September 10th, 2018, 6:11 pm
MaryAnnSpiegel wrote:
September 9th, 2018, 5:30 pm
Leni,
That looks good. I'll add it to the MW.
Any suggestions on how to handle the author in the metadata?
MaryAnn
Hey, MaryAnn

By the initials at the end, the author is the editor of the magazine, Coelho Neto, who was quite a famous writer then. I think I would just catalog under his name, Coelho Neto, Henrique Maximiano: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Coelho_Neto

Best,
Thank you Leni. He was in the author database! :D

Since the reading is in Portuguese, I think that's appropriate, but since most of the selections are English, an English summary is also fine. I'll leave it up to you.

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Post by commonsparrow3 » September 15th, 2018, 6:40 pm

Would this be an appropriate addition to the collection? It's from 1921, three years after the war ended, but it contains reflections on the horrors of the late war, and might be said to reflect people's feelings in the aftermath of that war. If acceptable, may I read it?

Shall we end war? : a sermon preached at the First Presbyterian Church, New York, June 5th 1921
by Harry Emerson Fosdick (1878-1969)

https://babel.hathitrust.org/cgi/pt?id=wu.89080117831;view=2up;seq=4

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Post by MaryAnnSpiegel » September 15th, 2018, 7:49 pm

Maria,

I think that looks fine. It's a good tie to the end of the war.

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Post by RiDi » September 17th, 2018, 4:15 am

I would like to contribute a Text by Walther Rathenau: "Probleme der Friedenswirtschaft", in: Walther Rathenau, Gesammelte Schriften in fünf Bänden, Band 5, S. 59 ff., 1918
https://archive.org/details/gesammelteschrif05rathuoft

Information on Walther Rathenau:
german: https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Walther_Rathenau
english: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Walther_Rathenau

The title means "Problems of Peace Economy". Address to the "Deutsche Gesellschaft 1914", held on 18 Dec. 1916. Walther Rathenau, jewish, b. 1867, was a german industrialist, author and liberal politician. After WWI, he became foreign minister of the Weimar Republic and negotiated the Treaty of Rapallo with Soviet Russia. He was assassinated in Berlin in 1922 by an anti-Semitic terrorist organization, the "Organisation Consul". In the middle of an ongoing war, he assesses and addresses Germany's economic situation and challenges for a peace economy, supporting - amongst others - progressive ideas for a redistribution of wealth.
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Post by Availle » September 17th, 2018, 4:56 am

MaryAnnSpiegel wrote:
September 15th, 2018, 5:53 pm
Availle wrote:
September 10th, 2018, 4:03 am
Here's the Russian Literature by various, length 6:59

https://librivox.org/uploads/maryannspiegel/wwi3_russiainliterature_various_ava_128kb.mp3
Thank you Ava. Can you please provide a short summary for this selection?
MaryAnn
Well, there is this short summary in the second post of the thread. Wouldn't know what more to say. The letter talks about the admiration the English authors have for their Russian colleagues and how they hope for victory (because they were fighting on the same side in the beginning at least) and that things will get back to normal asap afterwards. I think it's fine for a 7 minute piece:

An open letter signed by a few dozen famous English authors (Barrie, Doyle, Wells, etc) on the eve of WWI 1914, addressed to the great writers of Russia.
Cheers,
Ava.

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Post by MaryAnnSpiegel » September 17th, 2018, 7:45 pm

Ricarda - that sounds great. I've added you to the MW.

Ava, sorry, I see now that you included the description when you posted your section. My mistake. :oops: Thanks for repeating it for me.

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Post by Leni » September 24th, 2018, 5:24 pm

MaryAnnSpiegel wrote:
September 15th, 2018, 6:12 pm

Thank you Leni. He was in the author database! :D

Since the reading is in Portuguese, I think that's appropriate, but since most of the selections are English, an English summary is also fine. I'll leave it up to you.

MaryAnn
Hello, MaryAnn

Sorry for the delay, here is the summary:

"A Vitória", de Coelho Neto, foi a capa do periódico "A Política", do Rio de Janeiro, na semana do Armistício. A peça é altamente retórica, e comemora o fim da guerra e a derrota alemã com imagens e palavras de paz e de alegria.
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Post by barbara2 » October 4th, 2018, 10:23 pm

Would it be OK for me to contribute an excerpt from "Gallipoli" by John Masefield (publ. 1916):
https://www.gutenberg.org/files/53682/53682-h/53682-h.htm

Masefield's book describes the unsuccessful 1915 allied campaign against the Ottomans, its object being to gain control of the Dardenelles - the shipping route to Russia. The extract concerns the digging of trenches for concealment and protection for those attacking the heights of the Gallipoli Peninsula. The soldiers of the Australian and New Zealand Army Corps (ANZAC) came to be known as “Diggers”.

Would the folllowing intro and outro be OK?
Excerpt from "Gallipoli” by John Masefield. This is a LibriVox recording. All LibriVox recordings are in the public domain. For more information, or to volunteer, please visit: librivox DOT org"
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End of Excerpt from "Gallipoli" by John Masefield.
It is about a thousand words. I would like to read it in honour of my grandfather, Signaller Teddy Lloyd, who was a "runner" at Gallipoli.

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Barbara

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Post by MaryAnnSpiegel » October 6th, 2018, 6:29 am

Barbara,

That would be great. Thank you.

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Post by barbara2 » October 6th, 2018, 7:02 am

And here we are.

Extract from "Gallipoli" by John Masefield:
https://librivox.org/uploads/maryannspiegel/wwi3_gallipoli_masefield_j_128kb.mp3
M:S
7:23

Best,

Barbara

For the Proof Listener - the extract begins by setting the scene on page 147 - from "Very nearly thirty thousand men..." to "... the water tanks which were to supply the newcomers". It continues pages 213 -217 from "Long after the war, the goatherd on Gallipoli..." to "..till the impression given was one of multitude".

Thanks.

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Post by RiDi » October 7th, 2018, 11:55 am

Mary Ann,
here is my recording of Walter Rathenau's text.

duration: 52:16
https://librivox.org/uploads/maryannspiegel/wwi3_friedenswirtschaft_rathenau_rd_128kb.mp3
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