This project is now complete! All audio files can be found on our catalog page: https://librivox.org/buddenbrooks-by-thomas-mann/
Volunteers outside the USA: Thomas Mann died in 1955. This person's work may still be protected by copyright in countries where copyright duration is determined by the author's death date. In Europe this is 70 years; in Canada it is 50 years; and in Australia it is 70 years for authors who died after 1955.
Helen Tracy Lowe-Porter died in 1963. This person's work may still be protected by copyright in countries where copyright duration is determined by the author's death date. In Europe this is 70 years; in Canada it is 50 years; and in Australia it is 70 years for authors who died after 1955.
Source text (please read only from this text!): https://babel.hathitrust.org/cgi/pt?id=mdp.39015015384889&view=1up&seq=1&skin=2021 https://babel.hathitrust.org/cgi/pt?id=mdp.39015015389532&view=1up&seq=1&skin=2021When Thomas Mann was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature (1929), the citation made special mention of his first novel, “Buddenbrooks,” published in 1901, describing it as “the first great novel of the 20th century.”
Events in the novel center on the Buddenbrook family, bourgeois owners of a wholesale grain enterprise in the northern German city of Lübeck. (The city is never named as such, but detailed references to landmarks leave no doubt that the setting is closely based on Mann’s hometown, just as the story is inspired by the Mann family history.) We follow four generations of Buddenbrooks through the middle decades of the 19th century. The novel is subtitled “The Decline of a Family.” This “decline” occurs through subtle interplay of character and circumstance. Family members — individuals each with their own romantic, social, and artistic interests — struggle to adapt to the expectations of the “family firm” and to the evolving conditions of German society in the 1800s.
Mann views his characters with both irony and intense empathy, propelling the reader’s journey through this momentous narrative. (Summary by Bruce Pirie)
Target completion date: 2022-11-30
Prooflistening level: Standard
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[*]Project Code: px8M5d3J
[*]Link to author on Wikipedia (if available): http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thomas_Mann (Thomas Mann)
[*]Link to title on Wikipedia (if available): https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Buddenbrooks
[*]Number of sections (files) this project will have: 99
[*]Does the project have an introduction or preface: No
[*]Original publication date (if known): 1901
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Genres for the project: Literary Fiction
Keywords that describe the book: family, Germany, nineteenth century, realism, artistic, Hanseatic League, irony, bourgeois, generations, Lubeck, family business
LibriVox recording settings: mono (1 channel), 44100 Hz sample rate, 128 kbps constant bit rate MP3. See the Tech Specs
Intro to recording:
Leave 0.5 to 1 second of silence at the beginning.
For the first section, say:
For the second and subsequent sections, you may use the shortened intro if you wish:"Section # of Buddenbrooks. This is a LibriVox recording. All LibriVox recordings are in the public domain. For more information or to volunteer, please visit librivox.org. Read by Bruce Pirie. Buddenbrooks,The Decline of a Family, by Thomas Mann, translated by Helen Tracy Lowe-Porter. Part #, Chapter #."
End of recording:"Section # of Buddenbrooks, by Thomas Mann, translated by Helen Tracy Lowe-Porter. This LibriVox recording is in the public domain. Read by Bruce Pirie. Part #, Chapter #."
If you are recording the final section of the book, add:"End of section #."
Leave 5 seconds of silence at the end."End of Buddenbrooks, by Thomas Mann, translated by Helen Tracy Lowe-Porter."
Filename: buddenbrooks_##_mann_128kb.mp3 where ### is the section number. (e.g. buddenbrooks_001_mann_128kb.mp3)
Upload to the LibriVox Uploader: https://librivox.org/login/uploader
MC to select: icequeen
Copy and paste the file link generated by the uploader into the relevant Listen URL field in the Section Compiler, enter the duration in the Notes field, and post in this thread to let your PL and MC know that you have uploaded a file. You may also post the file link in the thread.