[solo poetry] Stars of the Desert - Laurence Hope - lt

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Post by Newgatenovelist » May 11th, 2021, 3:12 am

Stars of the Desert, by Laurence Hope (1865 - 1904)
Laurence Hope was the nom de plume of Adela Florence Nicolson, a British poet who wrote verses inspired by India, where she lived. This collection, her second, was originally published in 1903. (Summary by Newgatenovelist)
Source text (please read only from this text!): https://archive.org/details/starsofdesert00hoperich/page/n5/mode/2up

Target completion date: 0-12-00

Prooflistening level: Standard
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[*]Link to author on Wikipedia (if available): https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Violet_Nicolson (Laurence Hope)
[*]Link to title on Wikipedia (if available):
[*]Number of sections (files) this project will have: 69
[*]Does the project have an introduction or preface: No
[*]Original publication date (if known): 1903
[*]If you are a new volunteer, how would you like your name (or pseudonym) credited in the catalog?
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Genres for the project: Poetry/Single author; Poetry/Lyric; Erotica

Keywords that describe the book: India, love, erotica, colonial

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LibriVox recording settings: mono (1 channel), 44100 Hz sample rate, 128 kbps constant bit rate MP3. See the Tech Specs

Intro to recording:
Leave 0.5 to 1 second of silence at the beginning.

For the first section, say:
"Section (or Chapter) # of Stars of the Desert. This is a LibriVox recording. All LibriVox recordings are in the public domain. For more information or to volunteer, please visit librivox.org." [Optional: "Read by your name."] "Stars of the Desert, by Laurence Hope. Section Title."
For the second and subsequent sections, you may use the shortened intro if you wish:
"Section (or Chapter) # of Stars of the Desert, by Laurence Hope. This LibriVox recording is in the public domain." [Optional: "Read by your name."] "Section Title."
End of recording:
Say:
"End of section (or chapter) #." [Optional, and if not stated in the intro: "Read by your name, city, date."]
If you are recording the final section of the book, add:
"End of Stars of the Desert, by Laurence Hope."
Leave 5 seconds of silence at the end.

Filename: starsofthedesert_##_hope_128kb.mp3 where ## is the section number. (e.g. starsofthedesert_01_hope_128kb.mp3)

Upload to the LibriVox Uploader: https://librivox.org/login/uploader

MC to select: Lynnet

Copy and paste the file link generated by the uploader into the relevant Listen URL field in the Section Compiler, enter the duration in the Notes field, and post in this thread to let your PL and MC know that you have uploaded a file. You may also post the file link in the thread.

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Post by Newgatenovelist » May 11th, 2021, 3:13 am

A note to a prospective DPL or MC - I intend to use the full disclaimer for the first and final poems, but the shorter poetry intro/outro for everything else.

Erin

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Post by Lynnet » May 11th, 2021, 8:38 am

Setting this up for you.

Let me know if you need anything else.

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Post by Kitty » May 12th, 2021, 5:15 am

I can volunteer as DPL here, if you're fine with this.

I always read along with the text, so let me know if you want a note of every deviation from the text or only what I think is changing the meaning. Especially with poetry, each single word is often important to convey the right mood.

Sonia

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Post by Newgatenovelist » May 12th, 2021, 11:01 am

Thank you, Lynne!

Sonia, it would be very nice to have you as a DPL. Thank you for offering. By all means, make a note of what you find if you're reading along. I tend not to ask for word perfect because I don't want to hassle someone volunteering their time, but yes, poetry can be a lot less forgiving than prose! On an unrelated note, I hope you're doing okay. It's been ages since our paths crossed, so it will be nice to see you again on this project.

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Post by Lynnet » May 12th, 2021, 1:52 pm

Sonia added as DPL and moved to Going Solo.

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Post by Kitty » May 14th, 2021, 12:15 am

Newgatenovelist wrote:
May 12th, 2021, 11:01 am
By all means, make a note of what you find if you're reading along. I tend not to ask for word perfect because I don't want to hassle someone volunteering their time, but yes, poetry can be a lot less forgiving than prose!
yes this is how I prefer to PL :) you can always choose to correct or leave it, but at least you'll know.
On an unrelated note, I hope you're doing okay. It's been ages since our paths crossed, so it will be nice to see you again on this project.
it's true, we haven't interacted in a long time. All is fine here, all things considered.

Sonia


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Post by Kitty » May 29th, 2021, 9:23 am

Newgatenovelist wrote:
May 28th, 2021, 7:03 am
Sections 1-4 are ready for PL. Have a good weekend!
thank you, Erin, this is a super start into the collection :9: I love the poems and your almost mystical voice is the perfect way of narrating them :thumbs: All 4 PL ok.

You used the short poetry disclaimer instead of the suggested one in the first post, but I think for a such poems this is perfectly ok. :)

And a great weekend to you as well. Here the sun is shining and it's really warm. Summer is approaching.

Sonia

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