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by Newgatenovelist
Tue 26. May 2020, 16:24
Forum: Readers Found
Topic: solo [ENGLISH] The Guermantes Way by Marcel Proust - vik
Replies: 73
Views: 29392

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

Section 27 is PL OK.

Thank you for the notice about some of the errors that have slipped into the text.
by Newgatenovelist
Fri 17. Apr 2020, 15:36
Forum: Readers Found
Topic: solo [ENGLISH] The Guermantes Way by Marcel Proust - vik
Replies: 73
Views: 29392

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

Section 26 is PL OK. Ah, you're reading on a Kindle. I haven't used one of those. My e-reader really belongs in the Smithsonian, as it's never been online. A dictionary feature would be quite useful, though. I've come to the same conclusion regarding copyright and translators. I know it's odd to be ...
by Newgatenovelist
Tue 31. Mar 2020, 12:23
Forum: Readers Found
Topic: solo [ENGLISH] The Guermantes Way by Marcel Proust - vik
Replies: 73
Views: 29392

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

Sections 24 and 25 are PL OK. I looked up floccinaucinihilipilification (and ciborium, and a few other words that have appeared in the notes). As with so many of the words that Moncrieff is using I think they're remarkable and want to retain and reproduce them all, but am likely to have forgotten th...
by Newgatenovelist
Tue 24. Mar 2020, 13:45
Forum: Readers Found
Topic: solo [ENGLISH] The Guermantes Way by Marcel Proust - vik
Replies: 73
Views: 29392

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: 73
Views: 29392

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: 73
Views: 29392

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: 4923

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: 73
Views: 29392

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: 73
Views: 29392

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: 4923

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: 4923

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: 73
Views: 29392

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: 4923

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: 4923

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: 4923

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: 81861

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: 4923

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: 4923

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!