[COMPLETE] Oblomov by Ivan Aleksandrovich Goncharov - tg

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Post by kwdavids » February 9th, 2013, 11:04 am

Oblomov by Ivan Aleksandrovich Goncharov (1812 - 1891) . Translated by C. J. Hogarth (1869 - 1945).

This project is now complete! All audio files can be found on our catalog page: http://librivox.org/oblomov-by-ivan-goncharov/
Oblomov is the best known novel by Russian writer Ivan Goncharov, first published in 1859. Oblomov is also the central character of the novel, often seen as the ultimate incarnation of the superfluous man, a symbolic character in 19th-century Russian literature. Oblomov is a young, generous nobleman who seems incapable of making important decisions or undertaking any significant actions. Spoiled as a child to the point of not even being able to put on his own socks, Oblomov is unprepared to deal with the smallest difficulty of adult life. In his fevered dreams he sees the words "Oblomovstchina" ("Oblomovism" or in this translation "the disease of Oblomovka") in flaming letters on the ceiling putting a name to the disability of which he is all too aware.

This romantic novel was considered a satire of Russian nobility whose social and economic function was increasingly in question in mid-nineteenth century Russia, and from it the word "Oblomovstchina" entered the Russian vocabulary. (Summary by Wikipedia and Kevin Davidson)
  • Target completion date: 2013-May-01
  • Text source (only read from this text!): http://archive.org/details/cu31924026662092
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Post by TriciaG » February 9th, 2013, 11:39 am

Would you be willing to use this text instead? http://archive.org/details/cu31924026662092

I (and I assume anyone outside the USA) cannot access the Google Book version. They often lock out the rest of the world if there's any remote chance the text isn't PD elsewhere. (I suppose that's the case here, with no death date for the translator.)
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Post by kwdavids » February 9th, 2013, 12:55 pm

I have updated the URL for the text.
TriciaG wrote:Would you be willing to use this text instead? http://archive.org/details/cu31924026662092

I (and I assume anyone outside the USA) cannot access the Google Book version. They often lock out the rest of the world if there's any remote chance the text isn't PD elsewhere. (I suppose that's the case here, with no death date for the translator.)
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Post by TriciaG » February 9th, 2013, 1:06 pm

Great!

I will MC.

I also found Hogarth's birth & death dates and added them to your first post. 8-)

EDIT: All set! I entered the first couple section titles before I realized you have already worked with the MW. :lol:

I found the little introduction right before Chapter 1 to be good. Perhaps you'd rather use that than the Wikipedia blurb? An added bonus is that the description there is PD.

It's up to you if you want to say "Aleksandrovich" in the intro/outro. The book itself doesn't use the full name.

We'll stay here a couple days and see if we pick up a DPL. Afterwards, we'll move to Going Solo.
Mystery/PulpFic: Dope, by Sax Rohmer
The one that started them all: Self-Help, by Samuel Smiles
Elizabethan Poetry: The Psalmes of David
Boring works 30-70 minutes long: Insomnia Collection 5
Short essays: Elia, and The Last Essays of Elia

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Post by Bead Krazy Dawn » February 9th, 2013, 9:36 pm

Hi Kevin and Trisha. If you need a DPL I can listen for you.

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Post by kwdavids » February 9th, 2013, 10:28 pm

Bead Krazy Dawn wrote:Hi Kevin and Trisha. If you need a DPL I can listen for you.

Dawn
KEWL!
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Post by TriciaG » February 10th, 2013, 7:04 am

Great! I've put you in, Dawn.

Moving to Going Solo.
Mystery/PulpFic: Dope, by Sax Rohmer
The one that started them all: Self-Help, by Samuel Smiles
Elizabethan Poetry: The Psalmes of David
Boring works 30-70 minutes long: Insomnia Collection 5
Short essays: Elia, and The Last Essays of Elia

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Post by kwdavids » February 10th, 2013, 5:48 pm

Her beginneth the reading:

Part 1 Chapter 1
http://upload.librivox.org/share/uploads/tg/oblomov_01_goncharov.mp3
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Post by kwdavids » February 10th, 2013, 6:50 pm

Kevin
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Post by kwdavids » February 11th, 2013, 2:31 pm

Kevin
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Post by Bead Krazy Dawn » February 11th, 2013, 3:38 pm

Section 1 is PL OK. :thumbs:

Too funny. Has to move, pay bills, get dressed and blames the valet because it's not done yet.
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Post by Bead Krazy Dawn » February 11th, 2013, 4:10 pm

Section 2 is PL OK. :clap:

The theater, books, parties are boring. Yet he's perfectly happy laying in his bed. :shock:
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Post by kwdavids » February 11th, 2013, 4:16 pm

Bead Krazy Dawn wrote:
The theater, books, parties are boring. Yet he's perfectly happy laying in his bed. :shock:
Perhaps he should take up reading audio books for LibriVox :lol:

PS: I have not read this book and so I have no idea where it's going.
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Post by kwdavids » February 12th, 2013, 10:37 pm

Kevin
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Post by Bead Krazy Dawn » February 13th, 2013, 10:19 am

Then we can enjoy the story together. How fun.
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