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Post by Leni » January 23rd, 2011, 4:51 pm

Essays, book 1 by Michel Eyquem de Montaigne (1533-1592). [Translated by Charles Cotton] (1630-1687).

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Michel Eyquem de Montaigne is one of the most influential writers of the French Renaissance, known for popularising the essay as a literary genre and is popularly thought of as the father of Modern Skepticism. He became famous for his effortless ability to merge serious intellectual speculation with casual anecdotes and autobiography—and his massive volume Essais (translated literally as "Attempts") contains, to this day, some of the most widely influential essays ever written. (Summary extracted from Wikipedia)
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Post by MARTIN GEESON » January 24th, 2011, 2:33 am

Hi (in an idle moment in the workplace) -

As a person who dreams constantly of retirement, I'd love to read Chapter VIII (Of Idleness).

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Post by Leni » January 24th, 2011, 12:30 pm

Very appropriate! :)

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Post by jhockey » January 26th, 2011, 8:32 am

Hi, I'd be happy to do a reading of section 50 on Democritus and Heraclitus, and maybe some more at a future date depending how quickly sections are taken up :)

Just one query about the bits in Latin, do we read them aswell as the translation underneath, or can we read just the translation?

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Post by Leni » January 26th, 2011, 8:54 am

That's a great choice of section indeed! :D Thanks for claiming.

Well, I am one for keeping the text as the author had it, even when it includes foreign languages. So, I think we should keep the Latin bits - and of any other language the author found important to have there - if possible.

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Post by MARTIN GEESON » January 26th, 2011, 2:25 pm

Hi Leni

Uploading Section 08 (Of Idleness) -

http://upload.librivox.org/share/uploads/le/essays1_08_montaigne.mp3

Duration - 05:05

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Post by Leni » January 26th, 2011, 2:52 pm

Thanks much, Martin! :)
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Post by jhockey » February 1st, 2011, 12:07 pm

Hi Leni, I've completed section 50 - Democritus and Heraclitus

url= http://upload.librivox.org/share/uploads/le/essays1_50_montaigne.mp3
duration= 9mins8secs

will definitely do a few more once I've got a bit more of seneca, of peace of mind completed,

thanks, Jonathan

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Post by Leni » February 1st, 2011, 1:01 pm

Thanks much, Jonathan!
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Post by CarlManchester » February 1st, 2011, 7:45 pm

Leni, I'd love to take section 1 if I may.
American Psychology 1922-1947. It's the nearest thing to American Psycho that we are allowed to record.

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Post by Leni » February 2nd, 2011, 4:47 am

Sure thing, thanks for claiming!
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Post by Leni » February 11th, 2011, 8:12 am

And I claimed some sections myself.
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Post by Carolin » February 22nd, 2011, 9:44 am

if you are looking for a dpl i would take the job :)

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Post by Leni » February 22nd, 2011, 9:56 am

That would be great, thanks, Carolin, always a pleasure working with you! :)
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Post by Carolin » February 22nd, 2011, 1:05 pm

section 8 is pl ok!

section 50 needs some amplification and noisecleaning.

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