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Post by Availle » January 2nd, 2021, 4:57 pm

I remember the Nabuco one, from the cover. :wink:

Great, more non-English projects please! :clap:
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Post by ChuckW » January 8th, 2021, 11:55 am

I BC-ed The Book of American Negro Poetry a couple of years ago, which might be of interest here:

https://librivox.org/the-book-of-american-negro-poetry-by-james-weldon-johnson/

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Post by Availle » January 8th, 2021, 5:46 pm

Excellent, thank you guys! :clap:
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Post by Kazbek » January 8th, 2021, 7:57 pm

Though probably too tangential, the most famous great-grandfather of Alexander Pushkin, Russia's national poet, was a Black African.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Abram_Petrovich_Gannibal

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Post by Availle » January 8th, 2021, 8:02 pm

How interesting, wouldn't have guessed!

As long as we don't have a book by or about him, yes, I'm afraid it's a bit too obscure a reference.
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Post by Kazbek » January 8th, 2021, 9:05 pm

Maybe another year, after someone records his biography written by his most famous great-grandson...

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Post by Basquetteur » January 9th, 2021, 11:20 am

May be something from the prolific Alexandre Dumas?

There are works in French but also in English and Spanish

https://librivox.org/author/431?primary_key=431&search_category=author&search_page=1&search_form=get_results

One with a potential relevant title but may be not contents is the Black Tulip.

Or someone (else) from this collection of biographies Unsung Heroes

https://librivox.org/unsung-heroes-by-elizabeth-ross-haynes/

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Post by Availle » January 9th, 2021, 4:41 pm

Interesting, thank you! :D
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Post by HannaPonomarenko » January 31st, 2021, 8:59 am

Hello!
I'd like to recommend a very bright, funny and misterious Christmas Eve read in Ukrainian as a solo https://librivox.org/2-evenings-on-a-farm-near-dikanka-christmas-eve-by-nikolai-vasilievich-gogol/ which I feel would be especially appropriate for winter)

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Post by Availle » February 1st, 2021, 5:33 am

Thank you! I have just watched a very old silent movie based on that story - it is fun indeed!
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Post by Availle » February 1st, 2021, 7:42 am

The staff has picked for February - thanks for your many suggestions! Please have a look at this page for the current pickings. You can also check out our wiki page for a plain vanilla list that will contain all the staff picks for this year plus the readers once I get around to set it up...

After this rather dark and serious topic we should lighten up a little - let's go on a little pulpy romp with

Science Fiction and Outer Space

So, for the next month, I'd like to see suggestions about space explorations, strange suns and planets, aliens of course, robots, time travel, utopias... As long as it's fun and light, it'll be great.

Especially welcome are suggestions of plays and poetry.

As always: All languages welcome!
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Post by Leni » February 1st, 2021, 7:17 pm

How about a Time-Machine crazy story in Spanish? https://librivox.org/el-anacronopete-by-enrique-gaspar-y-rimbau/ :D
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Post by TriciaG » February 2nd, 2021, 6:59 am

Do you want PD-worldwide? There's so much that's only PD in the USA.

This one's a play, but only PD in the USA and Canada (and other Life+50 countries): https://librivox.org/rur-rossums-universal-robots-by-karel-capek/
Bulwer-Lytton novel: The Caxtons
Boring works 30-70 minutes long: Insomnia Collection 5
Psychological Warfare: HERE
Thrift, by Samuel Smiles HERE

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Post by Availle » February 2nd, 2021, 7:08 am

I focus on PD US because most of the pulp we have is from the 50s. Can't be helped. Some of these might be pd Australia though. I know a handful of other language sci-fi too, but more ideas are welcome! If all else fails, there's always Jules Verne. :lol:

Edit: That one's not PD Canada - check the translator... :wink:
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