[SOLO]The Prophet, by Kahlil Gibran-ans

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Post by Kaffen » January 12th, 2019, 3:10 pm

The Prophet, by Kahlil Gibran (1883 - 1931).


The prophet Al Mustafa, before leaving the city where he has been living twelve years, stops to address the people. They call out for his words of wisdom on many sides of the human condition, and he addresses them in terms of love and care. He has much to offer from his observations of the people, and he illustrates with images they can relate to.

The author, Gibran, was influenced by the Maronites, the Sufis, and the Baha’i. His philosophy, though deist, is primarily aimed at the good within ourselves, and the common-sense ways in which we can unlock it. An illustration from his chapter on Friendship:

“And let your best be for your friend.
If he must know the ebb of your tide, let him know its flood also.
For what is your friend that you should seek him with hours to kill?
Seek him always with hours to live.”

The prophet’s gentle words have inspired their translation into over 108 languages. Listen to them with an open mind. You may find some burdens and frustrations hidden within you eased.
( Mark)
  • Text source (only read from this text!): https://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/58585
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    [*]Link to author on Wikipedia (if available): (Kahlil Gibran) : https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kahlil_Gibran

    [*]Link to title on Wikipedia (if available): https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Prophet_(book)
    [*]Number of sections (files) this project will have: 28
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    [*]Original publication date (if known): 1923
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Genres for the project: Poetry/Free Verse; Family Life; Literary Fiction

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Last edited by Kaffen on January 12th, 2019, 3:41 pm, edited 1 time in total.
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Post by Kaffen » January 12th, 2019, 3:14 pm

Wow! I see I'm actually posting this an hour behind another entry for the same book! My apologies to Adamsantoni :oops: ... however, I already have the first 2 sections in the can, so I'm going ahead with it!
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Post by annise » January 12th, 2019, 4:58 pm

there's another version in progress too :D
I'll set this up for you - back soon

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Post by HZFerr » January 13th, 2019, 8:07 am

Hi Anne & Mark,
DPL reporting in. :D
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Post by Kaffen » January 13th, 2019, 2:21 pm

Welcome aboard, Helen!

O7
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Post by Kaffen » January 13th, 2019, 2:28 pm

Now that I'm into the book, I see that the chapters are short. Per the general instructions, I'll gang them into groups that will run at least 10 minutes. (Sorry, but it appears I asked for more sections than I'll need!)

The first is up and ready for a listen! This contains the first 2 chapters.
https://librivox.org/uploads/annise/prophetbykahlilgibran_01_gibran_128kb.mp3
11:04

:D
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Post by Kaffen » January 13th, 2019, 2:35 pm

OK, I have it figured out now...
Section 1 = Chaps 1-2
Section 2 = Chaps 3-7
Section 3 = Chaps 8-12
Section 4 = Chaps 13-18
Section 5 = Chaps 19-23
Section 6 = Chaps 24-27
Section 7 = Chap 28
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Post by annise » January 13th, 2019, 3:02 pm

I'll delete the extra sections before cataloguing - just in case :D

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Post by Kaffen » January 13th, 2019, 3:49 pm

I ended up replacing the first file; I had forgotten to normalize the sound, and I changed the metadata, as I have now figured out how to subdivide the book.

And now, Section 2 is up! :D

https://librivox.org/uploads/annise/prophetbykahlilgibran_02_gibran_128kb.mp3
13:02
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Post by annise » January 13th, 2019, 4:11 pm

You are forgetting to set the ready for PL flag in the MW - that tells Helen it's there on her PL page - which is just like your reader page. I'm not sure whether she does it that way or by subscribing to the thread but it's easy to set

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Post by HZFerr » January 13th, 2019, 9:11 pm

sect 1
PL OK
Your reading was great! :clap:

Yes, I use the PL view pg. Mark, just a reminder to put the time in the MW. :thumbs:
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Post by Kaffen » January 13th, 2019, 9:33 pm

OK, it's been a while for me... which field gets time?

:hmm: Hmmm, never mind!
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Post by Kaffen » January 14th, 2019, 1:52 pm

- Mark

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Post by HZFerr » January 15th, 2019, 1:37 pm

sect 2
PL OK
Helen
"Ains a year say a prayer faur me
close yir een an remember me." Sgt. Joseph Kilna MacKenzie
POW/MIA we will remember them.

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Post by HZFerr » January 15th, 2019, 5:05 pm

sect 3
PL OK

Mark, these are wonderful! :9:
Helen
"Ains a year say a prayer faur me
close yir een an remember me." Sgt. Joseph Kilna MacKenzie
POW/MIA we will remember them.

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