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Post by OooThatsNifty » August 31st, 2020, 8:39 am

Mountain Idylls, and Other Poems by Alfred Castner King (1873 - 1941).

From the preface: "The author of this unpretentious volume has long questioned the advisability of adding a book to our already inflated and overloaded literature, unless it should contain something in the nature of a deviation from beaten literary paths.

Whether the reading public will regard this as such or not is a question for the future to determine, as every book is a creature of circumstance, and at the date of its publication an algebraic unknown quantity.

It was not the original intention of the author to publish any of his effusions in collective form until more mature years and riper judgment should better qualify him for the task of composition, and should enable him to still further pursue the important studies of etymology, rhetoric, Latin and Greek, and complete the education which youthful environment denied.

On the 17th of March, A.D. 1900, occurred an accident in the form of a premature mining explosion which banished the light of the Colorado sun from his eyes forever, adding the almost insurmountable barrier of total and hopeless blindness to those of limited means and insufficient education. At first further effort seemed useless, but as time meliorates in some degree even the most deplorable and distressing physical conditions, ambition slowly rallied, and while lying for several months a patient in various hospitals in an ineffectual attempt to regain even partial sight, the following ideas and efforts of past years were gradually recalled from the recesses of memory, and reduced to their present form, in which, with no small hesitation and misgiving, they are presented to the consideration of the reading public, which in the humble opinion of the author has frequently failed to receive and appreciate productions of vastly superior merit." (Summary to be revised prior to cataloging)
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Post by OooThatsNifty » August 31st, 2020, 8:46 am

A couple of notes:

- I adapted some of the recording instructions from a recently completed group poetry project rather than using exactly what was provided by the generator. I also added notes regarding footnotes & captions. If anything is unclear or appears in error, let me know and I'll fix it right away.

- I'd absolutely love to have a DPL on board for this one, but I understand that there's already a bit of a PL backlog right now. More than happy to tackle the PL work on this project myself for now if need be.
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Post by reyeball » August 31st, 2020, 1:09 pm

Does this project still need a DPL? I would be happy to do it.

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Post by Rapunzelina » August 31st, 2020, 3:13 pm

Were you waiting for me to add the author in the database? :mrgreen:

Let me set this up with a Magic Window. Back soon!
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Post by Rapunzelina » August 31st, 2020, 3:34 pm

Magic Window is ready for you to populate. Since there's a preface, I would like to see (hear!) the full librivox intro and disclaimer in that section, since it's the first section of the project as well.
  • "Preface of Mountain Idylls, and Other Poems. 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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What do you think? The short disclaimer is fine for the rest of the poem sections, but please include a reference to Librivox, like in the Poetry Collection: "[Poem title], by Alfred Castner King, read for LibriVox dot org (optional: by [your name])"
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Post by OooThatsNifty » August 31st, 2020, 4:11 pm

Rapunzelina wrote:
August 31st, 2020, 3:13 pm
Were you waiting for me to add the author in the database? :mrgreen:
I'll plead the fifth :wink:
Rapunzelina wrote:
August 31st, 2020, 3:34 pm
Magic Window is ready for you to populate. Since there's a preface, I would like to see (hear!) the full librivox intro and disclaimer in that section, since it's the first section of the project as well.
  • "Preface of Mountain Idylls, and Other Poems. This is a LibriVox recording. All LibriVox recordings are in the public domain. For more information, or to volunteer, please visit: librivox DOT org"
  • If you wish, say:
    "Recording by [your name], [city, your blog, podcast, web address]"
  • Say:
    "Mountain Idylls, and Other Poems by Alfred Castner King. Preface"
What do you think? The short disclaimer is fine for the rest of the poem sections, but please include a reference to Librivox, like in the Poetry Collection: "[Poem title], by Alfred Castner King, read for LibriVox dot org (optional: by [your name])"
Sounds perfect to me. I was planning to record the Preface myself anyway (and also to tack the dedication onto that section) so I'll make sure that I use the full intro & disclaimer. Otherwise I've updated the first post to include a Librivox reference for each poem.

Thanks for setting up the MW - I'll get to work on filling it out! :D

reyeball wrote:
August 31st, 2020, 1:09 pm
Does this project still need a DPL? I would be happy to do it.
That would be lovely! Welcome aboard! I haven't personally done much PL-ing yet, but where most of these poems are quite short & manageable, feel free to let me know if you need an assist and I'd be happy to cover a few as well.
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Post by alanmapstone » August 31st, 2020, 4:35 pm

Just to get this started may I claim 12 15 20 45?
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Post by OooThatsNifty » August 31st, 2020, 4:39 pm

alanmapstone wrote:
August 31st, 2020, 4:35 pm
Just to get this started may I claim 12 15 20 45?
All yours! Thanks Alan!
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Post by alanmapstone » August 31st, 2020, 11:18 pm

I would like to add 3 14 50 51.

A very interesting set of poems, but that will do for now 😺
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Post by Rapunzelina » September 1st, 2020, 1:48 am

An excellent take-off! I am moving us to Readers Wanted!

Have fun, everybody!
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Post by ellies » September 1st, 2020, 1:56 am

Hi, may I please claim 50-57!
these poems look great!
thanks
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Post by alanmapstone » September 1st, 2020, 3:08 am

Section 3 - To the Pines

https://librivox.org/uploads/rapunzelina/mountainidylls_03_king_128kb.mp3
0:43

Just to get the ball rolling :D
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Post by OooThatsNifty » September 1st, 2020, 4:45 am

alanmapstone wrote:
August 31st, 2020, 11:18 pm
I would like to add 3 14 50 51.
A very interesting set of poems, but that will do for now 😺
alanmapstone wrote:
September 1st, 2020, 3:08 am
Section 3 - To the Pines
https://librivox.org/uploads/rapunzelina/mountainidylls_03_king_128kb.mp3
0:43
Just to get the ball rolling :D
Wonderful! I've registered your new claims in the MW, and To the Pines is ready for PL :D

ellies wrote:
September 1st, 2020, 1:56 am
Hi, may I please claim 50-57!
these poems look great!
thanks
ellies
Hi Ellies! I'm sorry to say that 50 & 51 were claimed shortly before your post - but 52 through 57 are all yours! Thank you!
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Post by TheBookReader » September 1st, 2020, 6:27 am

Hello!
May I do sections 4, 5, and 6?

-Ethan

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Post by OooThatsNifty » September 1st, 2020, 6:35 am

TheBookReader wrote:
September 1st, 2020, 6:27 am
Hello!
May I do sections 4, 5, and 6?

-Ethan
You certainly may! Thanks Ethan!
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