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by Newgatenovelist
Tue 24. Mar 2020, 13:45
Forum: Readers Found
Topic: solo [ENGLISH] The Guermantes Way by Marcel Proust - vik
Replies: 67
Views: 18327

Re: solo [ENGLISH] The Guermantes Way by Marcel Proust - vik

One note for section 24: 32.50-32.58 … she lowered towards my grandmother her whole life contained in her face as in a ciborium which she extended over her https://www.lexico.com/definition/ciborium I must ask, what was the module? Tell me more, about the essay, your uni or your course of study, if ...
by Newgatenovelist
Thu 19. Mar 2020, 21:39
Forum: Readers Found
Topic: solo [ENGLISH] The Guermantes Way by Marcel Proust - vik
Replies: 67
Views: 18327

Re: solo [ENGLISH] The Guermantes Way by Marcel Proust - vik

Sections 22 and 23 are spot PL OK. Not to worry. I think we all have words that catch us out. More to the point, at least with this translation, is the extensive vocabulary. The diction is delightful and varied, but many of these words simply wouldn't be used regularly and consequently would be less...
by Newgatenovelist
Tue 17. Mar 2020, 22:25
Forum: Readers Found
Topic: solo [ENGLISH] The Guermantes Way by Marcel Proust - vik
Replies: 67
Views: 18327

Re: solo [ENGLISH] The Guermantes Way by Marcel Proust - vik

I've a couple of notes. The notes for section 22 don't involve rerecording, and the pronunciation note for section 23 is at your discretion. Are you interested in reading a biography of Breton now that you've finished this one of Proust? He seems to merit a biography of a similar length if only to g...
by Newgatenovelist
Mon 17. Feb 2020, 11:58
Forum: Readers Found
Topic: solo [ENGLISH] Oscar Wilde Discovers America [1882] by Lloyd Lewis and Henry Justin Smith - vik
Replies: 19
Views: 2225

Re: solo [ENGLISH] Oscar Wilde Discovers America [1882] by Lloyd Lewis and Henry Justin Smith - vik

Thanks for letting me know. Moving is a quite an upheaval, so good luck with all that goes with it! This will be here for whenever you're able to resume, no worries.
by Newgatenovelist
Tue 11. Feb 2020, 17:30
Forum: Readers Found
Topic: solo [ENGLISH] The Guermantes Way by Marcel Proust - vik
Replies: 67
Views: 18327

Re: solo [ENGLISH] The Guermantes Way by Marcel Proust - vik

Section 20 is spot PL OK and section 21 is PL OK. That's a lovely glimpse in Proust's life. Friendships that seem superficially unlikely so frequently are productive, and I wasn't aware of this meeting of creative minds. Does the biography you're reading contain any images of Proust's handwriting? I...
by Newgatenovelist
Sun 26. Jan 2020, 23:09
Forum: Readers Found
Topic: solo [ENGLISH] The Guermantes Way by Marcel Proust - vik
Replies: 67
Views: 18327

Re: solo [ENGLISH] The Guermantes Way by Marcel Proust - vik

Section 19 is spot PL OK. For section 20: 13.46-13.51 …before I saw him, to hear the rustling of the elves and the dance of the kob-olds… https://www.lexico.com/definition/kobold 14.48-15.09, alternate takes "Gracious! I must fly at once if I'm to get to Mme. De Saint-Ferréol's, and I'm dining with ...
by Newgatenovelist
Sun 19. Jan 2020, 20:31
Forum: Readers Found
Topic: solo [ENGLISH] Oscar Wilde Discovers America [1882] by Lloyd Lewis and Henry Justin Smith - vik
Replies: 19
Views: 2225

Re: solo [ENGLISH] Oscar Wilde Discovers America [1882] by Lloyd Lewis and Henry Justin Smith - vik

Section 7 is PL OK.

I'm not sure if you were thinking of uploading the pdf at some future date, but a couple of pages were omitted at the end of the chapter. It's not a big deal, but I thought I'd mention it.
by Newgatenovelist
Fri 17. Jan 2020, 23:38
Forum: Readers Found
Topic: solo [ENGLISH] Oscar Wilde Discovers America [1882] by Lloyd Lewis and Henry Justin Smith - vik
Replies: 19
Views: 2225

Re: solo [ENGLISH] Oscar Wilde Discovers America [1882] by Lloyd Lewis and Henry Justin Smith - vik

Section 5 is PL OK. It feels like gossip, hearing about Stoddart and Lippincott at that dinner party more than 130 years ago, but I like it even if it is.
by Newgatenovelist
Thu 16. Jan 2020, 22:51
Forum: Readers Found
Topic: solo [ENGLISH] The Guermantes Way by Marcel Proust - vik
Replies: 67
Views: 18327

Re: solo [ENGLISH] The Guermantes Way by Marcel Proust - vik

Two notes for section 19 - one pronunciation and one change of tense that I think shifts the meaning a bit. 6.09-6.18 …not that he was not himself in the habit of making scathing references to his Jewish origin, to that side of his ancestry which came from somewhere near Sinai. https://www.lexico.co...
by Newgatenovelist
Thu 16. Jan 2020, 00:24
Forum: Readers Found
Topic: solo [ENGLISH] Oscar Wilde Discovers America [1882] by Lloyd Lewis and Henry Justin Smith - vik
Replies: 19
Views: 2225

Re: solo [ENGLISH] Oscar Wilde Discovers America [1882] by Lloyd Lewis and Henry Justin Smith - vik

Section 3 is spot PL OK. I'm not moving very quickly, but I am enjoying this. The next section has a pretty good title, too.
by Newgatenovelist
Tue 14. Jan 2020, 23:22
Forum: Readers Found
Topic: solo [ENGLISH] Oscar Wilde Discovers America [1882] by Lloyd Lewis and Henry Justin Smith - vik
Replies: 19
Views: 2225

Re: solo [ENGLISH] Oscar Wilde Discovers America [1882] by Lloyd Lewis and Henry Justin Smith - vik

Section 2 is spot PL OK. There are four notes for section 3: 23.24-23.31, p. 39, penultimate para of sect 4, omission Sarony took him first in his seal-skin cap, [then bareheaded in his long trousers,] then bareheaded in his knee breeches. 24.00, p. 39, section ‘5’ omitted 32.55-33.03, start second ...
by Newgatenovelist
Sat 4. Jan 2020, 20:43
Forum: Readers Found
Topic: solo [ENGLISH] Oscar Wilde Discovers America [1882] by Lloyd Lewis and Henry Justin Smith - vik
Replies: 19
Views: 2225

Re: solo [ENGLISH] Oscar Wilde Discovers America [1882] by Lloyd Lewis and Henry Justin Smith - vik

I'm not sure what was going on with LV earlier when I couldn't access it, other than that it was having one of its periodic funny fits, but it's meant that I've PLed another chapter. The background on this is really nice - it'll be good for listeners who aren't steeped in Ruskin, the Pre-Raphaelites...
by Newgatenovelist
Fri 3. Jan 2020, 18:13
Forum: About Legamus
Topic: Welcome everybody!
Replies: 121
Views: 70944

Re: Welcome everybody!

Hello Adrian, and happy new year! You are most welcome here. I hope you will enjoy life on Legamus. There generally aren't that many dramatic readings here, but there is at least one group project in English open (I know because I'm the BC!) and there is quite a lot to choose from if you fancy recor...
by Newgatenovelist
Fri 3. Jan 2020, 18:03
Forum: Readers Found
Topic: solo [ENGLISH] Oscar Wilde Discovers America [1882] by Lloyd Lewis and Henry Justin Smith - vik
Replies: 19
Views: 2225

Re: solo [ENGLISH] Oscar Wilde Discovers America [1882] by Lloyd Lewis and Henry Justin Smith - vik

It's always nice to have a clear run at some recording/editing time, so please do carry on. I want to hear this, but I'll be slow. Another project I'm PLing has been uploaded to the end of the book, so I'll be spending more time on that than with Wilde for the time being. These illustrations are bri...
by Newgatenovelist
Thu 2. Jan 2020, 11:55
Forum: Readers Found
Topic: solo [ENGLISH] Oscar Wilde Discovers America [1882] by Lloyd Lewis and Henry Justin Smith - vik
Replies: 19
Views: 2225

Re: solo [ENGLISH] Oscar Wilde Discovers America [1882] by Lloyd Lewis and Henry Justin Smith

Well, you'd mentioned it in the project that's just wrapped up, so I thought I'd take a look.

No problem about the length. I'm just happy for there to be more audiobooks in the world.

That's fine about the PLing. Onward!
by Newgatenovelist
Wed 1. Jan 2020, 14:22
Forum: Readers Found
Topic: solo [ENGLISH] Oscar Wilde Discovers America [1882] by Lloyd Lewis and Henry Justin Smith - vik
Replies: 19
Views: 2225

Re: ~solo [ENGLISH] Oscar Wilde Discovers America [1882] by Lloyd Lewis and Henry Justin Smith

Hi Rob,

Would you like me to DPL again? And if so, what level of PLing would you like?
by Newgatenovelist
Fri 27. Dec 2019, 20:20
Forum: Completed Projects
Topic: COMPLETE solo [ENGLISH] Oscar Wilde Twice Defended by Robert Sherard - vik
Replies: 23
Views: 4895

Re: solo [ENGLISH] Oscar Wilde Twice Defended by Robert Sherard - vik

I'm glad it wasn't just me who was surprised by the depiction of Robbie Ross. I thought when I saw it on the launch pad that he would be strident about defending Wilde, but I hadn't realised that he'd be aiming at nearly anyone who came in his path. This was ever so slightly mad, but I appreciate ha...
by Newgatenovelist
Mon 23. Dec 2019, 22:05
Forum: Completed Projects
Topic: COMPLETE solo [ENGLISH] Oscar Wilde Twice Defended by Robert Sherard - vik
Replies: 23
Views: 4895

Re: solo [ENGLISH] Oscar Wilde Twice Defended by Robert Sherard - vik

O my. He called Ernest Dowson a hack! Section 04 is PL OK. I have one note for section 03 that I think changes the meaning: 23.21-23.30 bottom p. 60, ‘not’ added to sentence I would rather [not] believe this, knowing that Harris had no scruples about inserting deliberate forgeries into his text abou...