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Post by ToddHW » June 6th, 2020, 12:04 pm

Multilingual Short Works Collection 024 - Poetry & Prose by Various ( - ).

This is a collection of short pieces, poetry or prose, fiction and non-fiction, in several different languages (except standard English) as listed below. All chosen and recorded by Librivox volunteers. ( ToddHW)
  • This project is complete. All audio files can be found on our catalog page at https://librivox.org/multilingual-short-works-collection-024-poetry-prose-by-various/

    Kazbek will be BC, I will be MC, and Sonia will be DPL for yet another collection of multilingual gems.

    This collection is for short works, in any language except (modern) English. This can include poetry but also prose, fiction as well as non-fiction.

    Feel free to choose any work which is in the public domain. If you're unsure what we mean by 'public domain', please read this explanation. Try to stick to works that run less than 60 minutes.

    Please follow the instructions in this post carefully. :) There is no need to "sign-up" before recording; please remember that you should choose a work that is Public Domain in your country AND that was published before 1924; if you are unsure about anything, please post here and ask before recording!

    Everyone can contribute as many recordings as he/she wants.

    It's OK to submit readings in English (English being a language, I figure), but as there are plenty of other places to put those, let's limit them to special cases such as interesting regional dialects or accents.

    If you are interested to see what has been done previously, check the previous Multilingual Collections in our catalog (but we welcome multiple versions of the same work).

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    • Link to author on Wikipedia (if available): ( Various) : n/a
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    Genres for the project: Poetry; Short Stories

    Keywords that describe the book: multilingual

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Post by Kazbek » June 6th, 2020, 1:37 pm

Thanks, Todd! BC Kazbek reporting for duty. :mrgreen:

Michael

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Post by Kitty » June 7th, 2020, 1:08 am

getting this on my DPL list :) and welcome aboard Michael 8-) Between the two of us we may be able to PL anything they throw at us. :lol: So excited to find out what languages I'll get to listen to this time.

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Post by Liber » June 7th, 2020, 7:22 am

Here's a Carmen by Horatius.
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Carmen III.30, by Quintus Horatius Flaccus (65 BCE – 8 BCE)
Text URL: http://www.gutenberg.org/files/46938/46938-0.txt
Duration: 2:11
MP3 URL: https://librivox.org/uploads/toddhw/msw024_odeiii30_quintushoratiusflaccus_le_128kb.mp3
Link to author on Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Horace
Link to title on Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Odes_(Horace)
Key Words: multilingual, latin, horatius, horace, carmina, odes, poetry, immortality, fame, non omnis moriar
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Thank you for your time.
Liber

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Post by Kazbek » June 7th, 2020, 7:45 am

Liber wrote:
June 7th, 2020, 7:22 am
Here's a Carmen by Horatius.
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Carmen III.30, by Quintus Horatius Flaccus (65 BCE – 8 BCE)
Text URL: http://www.gutenberg.org/files/46938/46938-0.txt
Duration: 2:11
MP3 URL: https://librivox.org/uploads/toddhw/msw024_odeiii30_quintushoratiusflaccus_le_128kb.mp3
Link to author on Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Horace
Link to title on Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Odes_(Horace)
Key Words: multilingual, latin, horatius, horace, carmina, odes, poetry, immortality, fame, non omnis moriar
______________________________________________________________________________________________________________

Thank you for your time.
Liber
Great to see another contribution from you, Liber! I'll be helping out with bookkeeping in this next multilingual installment. Sonia, our proof-listener extraordinaire, will check your recording. :)

Michael

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Post by Piotrek81 » June 7th, 2020, 7:46 am

Here's a Polish one (you knew this was coming, didn't you? :mrgreen: )

Title: Rozdziobią nas kruki, wrony...
Author: Stefan Żeromski 1864-1925 (new author in the data base)
Link to source: https://polona.pl/item/rozdziobia-nas-kruki-wrony,ODk5NTE4MzM/8/#info:metadata
Publication date: 1923
https://librivox.org/uploads/toddhw/msw024_rozdziobia_zeromski_pn81_128kb.mp3
Duration: 19:36
Language: Polish
Key words: opowiadanie, powstanie, walka

A seriously depressing and gruesome short story that I remember reading in high school. (Plot summary if you're interested: A disheartened man dressed in tatters is plodding through a muddy and windy landscape with a transport of weapons for a dying uprising against Tsarist Russia. He is caught and killed and his body and that of his injured horse become fodder for crows (hence the title). Then a peasant comes along, robs the body and tries to kill the injured horse. He fails and gives up and decides to come back home instead. As he is coming home he thanks God for the lucky find while the suffering horse is neighing in pain.

I was recording it with my window open so there are bird noises audible here and there but I don't think they are that problematic especially since the story is set outdoors :)
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Post by Kudrna » June 7th, 2020, 8:02 am

Hello, here's a mini-contribution from Czechia! :D
Title: Po nás ať přijde potopa! – Přetékající pohár (Single-author poetry collection; the file name contains only the poem's title but in the recording I say both.)
Author: František Gellner (1881 - 1914)
Link to text: http://kramerius5.nkp.cz/view/uuid:5b0c70d0-5f5d-11e9-b8c0-005056827e52?page=uuid:2549596c-0054-4e89-962f-9a5da3242b1d
Link to recording: https://librivox.org/uploads/toddhw/msw024_pretekajicipohar_gellner_vh_128kb.mp3
Duration: 1:01

It's very short so I translated the shortened poetry disclaimer; if you want me to write what I said in order to check it, just let me know (but I believe that Sonia is going to handle it 8-)).

Thanks,
Kudrna
Last edited by Kudrna on June 7th, 2020, 8:05 am, edited 2 times in total.
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Post by Kazbek » June 7th, 2020, 8:02 am

Piotrek81 wrote:
June 7th, 2020, 7:46 am
Here's a Polish one (you knew this was coming, didn't you? :mrgreen: )

Title: Rozdziobią nas kruki, wrony...
Author: Stefan Żeromski 1864-1925 (new author in the data base)
Link to source: https://polona.pl/item/rozdziobia-nas-kruki-wrony,ODk5NTE4MzM/8/#info:metadata
Publication date: 1923
https://librivox.org/uploads/toddhw/msw024_rozdziobia_zeromski_pn81_128kb.mp3
Duration: 19:36
Language: Polish
Key words: opowiadanie, powstanie, walka

A seriously depressing and gruesome short story that I remember reading in high school. (Plot summary if you're interested: A disheartened man dressed in tatters is plodding through a muddy and windy landscape with a transport of weapons for a dying uprising against Tsarist Russia. He is caught and killed and his body and that of his injured horse become fodder for crows (hence the title). Then a peasant comes along, robs the body and tries to kill the injured horse. He fails and gives up and decides to come back home instead. As he is coming home he thanks God for the lucky find while the suffering horse is neighing in pain.

I was recording it with my window open so there are bird noises audible here and there but I don't think they are that problematic especially since the story is set outdoors :)
Thank you, Piotrek! I'm a little depressed just reading the summary, but of course literature isn't there just to cheer us up. If some of the birds outside your window happened to be crows and/or ravens that might help the ambiance! :)

The source looks PD. We'll ask Sonia or Todd to add the author to our catalog, since it requires admin powers.

Michael
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Post by Kazbek » June 7th, 2020, 8:15 am

Kudrna wrote:
June 7th, 2020, 8:02 am
Hello, here's a mini-contribution from Czechia! :D
Title: Po nás ať přijde potopa! – Přetékající pohár (Single-author poetry collection; the file name contains only the poem's title but in the recording I say both.)
Author: František Gellner
Link to text: http://kramerius5.nkp.cz/view/uuid:5b0c70d0-5f5d-11e9-b8c0-005056827e52?page=uuid:2549596c-0054-4e89-962f-9a5da3242b1d
Link to recording: https://librivox.org/uploads/toddhw/msw024_pretekajicipohar_gellner_vh_128kb.mp3
Duration: 1:01

It's very short so I translated the shortened poetry disclaimer; if you want me to write what I said in order to check it, just let me know (but I believe that Sonia is going to handle it 8-)).

Thanks,
Kudrna
Wow, we're on a roll! :shock: Thank you, Kudrna! :D

The source looks PD. I don't see the publication year in the scan, but the National Library metadata we see to the right of the scan gives 1901. :thumbs:

Interestingly, the author's name is spelled Gelner on the book's cover, but Gellner in the library catalog, and the latter form seems to be standard. We'll need to call on Sonia's or Todd's admin powers to add the author to our database.

Michael

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Post by Kudrna » June 7th, 2020, 8:38 am

Kazbek wrote:
June 7th, 2020, 8:15 am
Interestingly, the author's name is spelled Gelner on the book's cover, but Gellner in the library catalog, and the latter form seems to be standard. We'll need to call on Sonia's admin powers to add the author to our database.

Michael
Wow, I didn't notice it.. Yes, Gellner is the standard form; actually this is the first time I see it written differently. I guess that it might have been an intention of the publisher to make it seem "more Czech" (double letters usually don't appear in our language, the name itself was probably adopted from German or English).
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Post by Liber » June 8th, 2020, 1:05 am

Thank you, Michael and Sonia,

I've been considering recording one of the most obscene and censored poem in Latin, i.e. Carmen 16 by Gaius Valerius Catullus ( https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Catullus_16 ).

However, the invective is pretty shocking, what do you think? Is it appropriate for this collection?

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Post by Kitty » June 8th, 2020, 1:55 am

Liber wrote:
June 8th, 2020, 1:05 am
I've been considering recording one of the most obscene and censored poem in Latin, i.e. Carmen 16 by Gaius Valerius Catullus ( https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Catullus_16 ).
However, the invective is pretty shocking, what do you think? Is it appropriate for this collection?
I don't think we ever refused a submission because of content. Many things can be deemed shocking today (for example lots of old books have pretty graphic racism too). I would say if you put in the key words a "explicit sexual content" in, then people are warned and who doesn't want to hear it, shouldn't listen to it. In my experience, the people that act the most "outraged" are the ones that are always eager to read about such stuff, just to be even more outraged :lol: (so this "warming" will probably increase your listener base 8-) )

Also, to be honest....reading this in Latin will sound less offensive than in English, as many people don't understand it as well ;)

However, make sure you find a PD source ! And if my sensitive ears can PL it, then I think we can let it loose on the world :mrgreen: (I'm not easily shocked though)

And for all your submissions so far, Liber, Piotrek, Kudrna....will try to PL them all today, but I have a bit of a backlog...so patience.

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Post by Kazbek » June 8th, 2020, 5:14 am

Recording obscenities in Latin sounds to me like a very traditional and proper thing to do. European writers used to render in Latin whatever they found to be indecent in order to maintain decorum. :)

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Post by Kitty » June 8th, 2020, 5:15 am

Kazbek wrote:
June 8th, 2020, 5:14 am
Recording obscenities in Latin sounds to me like a very traditional and proper thing to do. European writers used to render in Latin whatever they found to be indecent in order to maintain decorum. :)
:lol: :thumbs: good point

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Post by Liber » June 8th, 2020, 7:33 am

Hi Sonia and Michael,
Thank you for your prompt replies.

I have found an 1820 source with a version that seems OK: https://archive.org/details/cvaleriicatvlli00drgoog/page/n103/mode/2up .

I will record it sometime on Tuesday, and add a key word "explicit sexual content" :lol:

Liber

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