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Post by KevinS » October 5th, 2019, 11:02 am

Sasha by Aleksandr Kuprin (1870 - 1938). Translated by Douglas Ashby ( - 0)

This project is now complete! All audio files can be found on our catalog page: https://librivox.org/sasha-by-aleksandr-kuprin/
12 short stories from the Russian writer Alexander Kuprin. (KevinS)
    1. How to claim a part, and "how it all works" here To find a section to record, simply look at point 5. below at the sections. All the ones without names beside them are "up for grabs." Click "Post reply" at the top left of the screen and tell us which section you would like to read (include the section number from the left-most column in the reader list, please). Read points 6. to 8. below for what to do before, during and after your recording.
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Post by KevinS » October 5th, 2019, 11:08 am

I was really going to read just one of the stories at a time for our Short Story thread, but this collection looks too good to draw out over a long period of time. I think others will enjoy joining in to get the twelve stories read. (I plan on doing the introduction and at least one of the stories.)

Oh, and I encourage everyone to read Kuprin's Wikipedia page. A full---hard---life, a bad end.
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Post by msfry » October 5th, 2019, 3:23 pm

If you find any love stories in here, or by Mr. Kuprin, I know where I can put them.
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Post by KevinS » October 5th, 2019, 4:15 pm

msfry wrote:
October 5th, 2019, 3:23 pm
If you find any love stories in here, or by Mr. Kuprin, I know where I can put them.
May I really make another contribution to the Love Stories thread?
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Post by msfry » October 6th, 2019, 6:19 am

KevinS wrote:
October 5th, 2019, 4:15 pm
msfry wrote:
October 5th, 2019, 3:23 pm
If you find any love stories in here, or by Mr. Kuprin, I know where I can put them.
May I really make another contribution to the Love Stories thread?
Hoping for a variety of voices, I've limited each reader to 3 and you've filled your quota. However, I might change the rules if the MW doesn't fill up within the next few months. Oddly, while there are love poems galore, I am finding it hard to locate love stories. I know they are there I just can't find them. So if you have one, maybe you could invite another reader to contribute it to the Love Stories collection. And you can also read it here!
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Post by KevinS » October 6th, 2019, 6:36 am

msfry wrote:
October 6th, 2019, 6:19 am
KevinS wrote:
October 5th, 2019, 4:15 pm
msfry wrote:
October 5th, 2019, 3:23 pm
If you find any love stories in here, or by Mr. Kuprin, I know where I can put them.
May I really make another contribution to the Love Stories thread?
Hoping for a variety of voices, I've limited each reader to 3 and you've filled your quota. However, I might change the rules if the MW doesn't fill up within the next few months. Oddly, while there are love poems galore, I am finding it hard to locate love stories. I know they are there I just can't find them. So if you have one, maybe you could invite another reader to contribute it to the Love Stories collection. And you can also read it here!
There is a wonderful, wonderful love story in this collection by Kuprin. (I'm hoping to record it.) It is actually written in the voice of a woman and I think it would be nice to have a second recording available in a female voice for the Love Stories Collection. In fact, I have someone in mind, but I am a little frightened of being too forward with such a suggestion. Then again, maybe this person will be flattered by my request. I just don't want anyone to feel obligated.
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Post by msfry » October 6th, 2019, 6:45 am

KevinS wrote:
October 6th, 2019, 6:36 am
There is a wonderful, wonderful love story in this collection by Kuprin. (I'm hoping to record it.) It is actually written in the voice of a woman and I think it would be nice to have a second recording available in a female voice for the Love Stories Collection. In fact, I have someone in mind, but I am a little frightened of being too forward with such a suggestion. Then again, maybe this person will be flattered by my request. I just don't want anyone to feel obligated.
I am sure they would be flattered! I've asked a few people to read particular pieces I thought well suited to their voice, and they seemed so.
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Post by TriciaG » October 6th, 2019, 2:07 pm

This is set up.

If a DPL volunteers in the next 4 hours or so, I can add them in. If it's after that, please ask another admin to add them to the project, as I will be unable to do so. :)
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Post by KevinS » October 6th, 2019, 3:03 pm

TriciaG wrote:
October 6th, 2019, 2:07 pm
This is set up.

If a DPL volunteers in the next 4 hours or so, I can add them in. If it's after that, please ask another admin to add them to the project, as I will be unable to do so. :)
Thank you!

I can do the PLing if that makes things easier. It would be a pleasure actually. My two parts would need someone's help, of course.
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Post by KevinS » October 6th, 2019, 3:25 pm

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Post by NemoR » October 6th, 2019, 3:26 pm

May I claim section 6 please.

Kevin, I will PL your two sections.
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Post by KevinS » October 6th, 2019, 3:28 pm

NemoR wrote:
October 6th, 2019, 3:26 pm
May I claim section 6 please.

Kevin, I will PL your two sections.
You're in! Thank you!

I think you'll really enjoy 'A Sentimental Romance.'
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Post by TriciaG » October 6th, 2019, 3:29 pm

OK, I've put you in, Kevin. Moving this to Readers Wanted...
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Post by NemoR » October 6th, 2019, 3:29 pm

KevinS wrote:
October 6th, 2019, 3:28 pm
NemoR wrote:
October 6th, 2019, 3:26 pm
May I claim section 6 please.

Kevin, I will PL your two sections.
You're in! Thank you!

I think you'll really enjoy 'A Sentimental Romance.'
Great! ... thnx. Yes, I read it, he is a wonderful writer.
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Post by bluechien » October 6th, 2019, 3:38 pm

What a project!

Can I claim section 8, allez?

It'll take me a while, I'm a slow recorder. But it's wonderful.
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