(Complete) G.K. Chesterton's Newspaper Columns: The New Witness - 1921 - m8b1

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Post by m8b1 » April 30th, 2020, 9:02 am

G.K. Chesterton's Newspaper Columns: The New Witness - 1921 by G. K. Chesterton (1874 - 1936).

This project is now complete! All audio files can be found on our catalog page: https://librivox.org/chestertons-new-witness-1921-by-g-k-chesterton/
A collection of the newspaper columns/essays written by G.K. Chesterton for "The New Witness", under the heading "At the Sign of the World's End". This project compiles the articles from 1921. (Summary by Maria Therese)
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Post by silverquill » April 30th, 2020, 2:27 pm

Oh, no, more dear Chesterton! What does he dip his pen in?

Well, I'll have to take something. I've perused 41-45 and they will be an interesting read, so if you'd like to go ahead and put me in for them, I'd be glad to do them.
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Post by mightyfelix » April 30th, 2020, 2:38 pm

Oh, it's so hard to pass up Chesterton! But I have a bit much on the roster right now to take any. I'll just lurk for now and pick up a few later on, after I've checked off a few of my current commitments.

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Post by m8b1 » April 30th, 2020, 4:10 pm

silverquill wrote:
April 30th, 2020, 2:27 pm
Oh, no, more dear Chesterton! What does he dip his pen in?

Well, I'll have to take something. I've perused 41-45 and they will be an interesting read, so if you'd like to go ahead and put me in for them, I'd be glad to do them.
Thanks, Larry ~ all yours!

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Post by m8b1 » April 30th, 2020, 4:11 pm

mightyfelix wrote:
April 30th, 2020, 2:38 pm
Oh, it's so hard to pass up Chesterton! But I have a bit much on the roster right now to take any. I'll just lurk for now and pick up a few later on, after I've checked off a few of my current commitments.
Sounds good ~ I'm sure we'll be here! :-)

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Post by m8b1 » May 2nd, 2020, 7:15 pm

Over to Reader's Wanted...

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Post by LMack » May 3rd, 2020, 3:28 pm

Hello. I'd like to try section 14 - On an American Critic.

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Post by m8b1 » May 3rd, 2020, 4:45 pm

LMack wrote:
May 3rd, 2020, 3:28 pm
Hello. I'd like to try section 14 - On an American Critic.
Hi,

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Post by alanmapstone » May 3rd, 2020, 10:56 pm

Hi Maria

The text links in the first post and MW give me a message from Hathi Trust saying "this item is not available on line". Is this because I am not in the USA? Chesterton died in 1936 so there should not be a copyright issue in England.
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Post by m8b1 » May 4th, 2020, 5:29 am

alanmapstone wrote:
May 3rd, 2020, 10:56 pm
Hi Maria

The text links in the first post and MW give me a message from Hathi Trust saying "this item is not available on line". Is this because I am not in the USA? Chesterton died in 1936 so there should not be a copyright issue in England.
Hi Alan,

Yes, unfortunately it appears that Hathi won't let periodicals be shown outside the US, and I can't find these anywhere else. I think they do that because of multiple authors in each issue, and it would be too much work to verify the PD'ness of each outside the US.

The Chesterton articles definitely should be PD for you. If you are interested, I can screen shot anything you are interested in and get it to you that way. They are generally a little over a page long, so it shouldn't be a bit deal. Let me know.

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Post by alanmapstone » May 4th, 2020, 2:45 pm

m8b1 wrote:
May 4th, 2020, 5:29 am
Yes, unfortunately it appears that Hathi won't let periodicals be shown outside the US, and I can't find these anywhere else. I think they do that because of multiple authors in each issue, and it would be too much work to verify the PD'ness of each outside the US.
The Chesterton articles definitely should be PD for you. If you are interested, I can screen shot anything you are interested in and get it to you that way. They are generally a little over a page long, so it shouldn't be a bit deal. Let me know.
Hi Maria
Thanks for the clarification. If it is not too much trouble perhaps you could send me the text of section 20 (the religion of George Bernard Shaw). Then I could have a look and decide if I would like to read it.
Do you need an email address?
Cheers
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Post by m8b1 » May 4th, 2020, 2:53 pm

alanmapstone wrote:
May 4th, 2020, 2:45 pm
m8b1 wrote:
May 4th, 2020, 5:29 am
Yes, unfortunately it appears that Hathi won't let periodicals be shown outside the US, and I can't find these anywhere else. I think they do that because of multiple authors in each issue, and it would be too much work to verify the PD'ness of each outside the US.
The Chesterton articles definitely should be PD for you. If you are interested, I can screen shot anything you are interested in and get it to you that way. They are generally a little over a page long, so it shouldn't be a bit deal. Let me know.
Hi Maria
Thanks for the clarification. If it is not too much trouble perhaps you could send me the text of section 20 (the religion of George Bernard Shaw). Then I could have a look and decide if I would like to read it.
Do you need an email address?
Cheers
Hi Alan,

Check your PM's. :-)

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Post by alanmapstone » May 4th, 2020, 3:21 pm

OK! I will claim section 20. Thank you!
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Post by m8b1 » May 4th, 2020, 3:57 pm

Great ~ all yours! Thank you!

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Post by tcjsavannah » May 7th, 2020, 11:07 am

I would like to claim section 12, please.

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