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My LibriVox recordings & my reading journal (solo Litblog).


The Journey of Life by William Cullen Bryant

LibriVox logoLibriVox volunteers bring you 14 recordings of The Journey of Life by William Cullen Bryant (1794-1878).

This was the Weekly Poetry project for December 23rd to December 30th, 2012.

William Cullen Bryant was an American romantic poet, journalist, and long-time editor of the New York Evening Post. His poetry has been described as being “of a thoughtful, meditative character, and makes but slight appeal to the mass of readers.”
(Summary by Wikipedia)

http://www.archive.org/download/journey_oflife_1212_librivox/journeyoflife_bryant_rn_64kb.mp3″Running time=1m 43s (mp3@64kb)

 
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True Culture by Ella Wheeler Wilcox

LibriVox logoLibriVox volunteers bring you 13 recordings of True Culture by Ella Wheeler Wilcox (1850-1919).

This was the Weekly Poetry project for December 16th to December 23rd, 2012.

Ella Wheeler Wilcox was an American author and poet. Her best-known work was Poems of Passion. Her most enduring work was ” Solitude”, which contains the lines: “Laugh, and the world laughs with you; Weep, and you weep alone”. Her autobiography, The Worlds and I, was published in 1918, a year before her death.
(Summary from Wikipedia)

http://www.archive.org/download/true_culture_1212_librivox/trueculture_wilcox_rn_64kb.mp3″Running time=1m 5s (mp3@64kb)

 
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Long Ago by Christina G. Rossetti

LibriVox logoLibriVox volunteers bring you 12 recordings of Long Ago by Christina G. Rossetti (1830-1894).

This was the Weekly Poetry project for December 9th to December 16th, 2012.

Christina Georgina Rossetti was an English poet who wrote a variety of romantic, devotional, and children’s poems. She is perhaps best known for her long poem Goblin Market, her love poem Remember, and for the words of the Christmas carol In the Bleak Midwinter.
(Summary by Wikipedia)

http://www.archive.org/download/longago_2012_librivox/longago_rossetti_rn_64kb.mp3″Running time=1m 59s (mp3@64kb)

 
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My Comforter by anonymous

LibriVox logoLibriVox volunteers bring you 17 recordings of My Comforter by anonymous.

This was the (extended) Weekly Poetry project for November 25th to December 9th, 2012.

http://www.archive.org/download/mycomforter_1212_librivox/mycomforter_anon_rn_64kb.mp3″Running time=1m 14s (mp3@64kb)

 
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November by John Clare

LibriVox logoLibriVox volunteers bring you 20 recordings of November by John Clare (1793-1864).

This was the Weekly Poetry project for November 18th to November 25th, 2012.

John Clare was an English poet, the son of a farm labourer, who came to be known for his celebratory representations of the English countryside and his lamentation of its disruption. His poetry underwent a major re-evaluation in the late 20th century and he is often now considered to be among the most important 19th-century poets. His biographer Jonathan Bate states that Clare was “the greatest labouring-class poet that England has ever produced. No one has ever written more powerfully of nature, of a rural childhood, and of the alienated and unstable self”.
(Summary by Wikipedia)

http://www.archive.org/download/november_1211_librivox/november_clare_rn_64kb.mp3″Running time=1m 18s (mp3@64kb)

 
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The Legend of Heinz von Stein by Charles Godfrey Leland

LibriVox logoLibriVox volunteers bring you 15 recordings of The Legend of Heinz von Stein by Charles Godfrey Leland (1824-1903).

This was the Weekly Poetry project for November 11th to November 18th, 2012.

Charles Godfrey Leland was an American humorist who traveled extensively throughout Europe and the US. Leland worked in journalism, and became interested in folklore and folk linguistics, publishing books and articles on American and European languages and folk traditions. He worked in a wide variety of trades, achieved recognition as the author of the comic Hans Breitmann’s Ballads, fought in two conflicts, and wrote what was to become a primary source text for Neopaganism half a century later, Aradia, or the Gospel of the Witches. ( Summary from Wikipedia )

http://www.archive.org/download/legend_vonstein_1211_librivox/legendvonstein_leland_rn_64kb.mp3″Running time=1m 44s (mp3@64kb)

 
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The Red Cross Spirit Speaks by John H. Finley

LibriVox logoBritish Legion PoppyLibriVox readers bring you 19 recordings of The Red Cross Spirit Speaks by John Huston Finley (1863-1940)

This was the Weekly Poetry project for November 4th to November 11th, 2012.

At this time of year, all around the world, we remember the fallen and those who served their countries in time of war and other calamity. This poem reminds us of the dedication of the Red Cross, and the comfort they brought and, together with the Red Crescent, still bring, to the wounded, dying and distressed. John Huston Finley headed the Red Cross Commission in Palestine during the First World War.

http://www.archive.org/download/redcross_spirit_1211_librivox/redcross_finley_rn_64kb.mp3″Running time=2m 16s (mp3@64kb)

 
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