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by 11.7.33 BRIEF REPETITION OF RECENT TALKS
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Topics: Nicoll, gurdjieff, ouspensky
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by B. F. Gandee
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LibriVox recording of The Artist by B. F. Gandee. Read in English by LibriVox volunteers. The Artist, or Young Ladies' Instructor in Ornamental Painting, Drawing etc. is a delightful art instruction book from 1835. Follow Charlotte as she teaches her cousin Ellen a range of art forms that were widely taught at the time, from painting in the Grecian and Japanese style, to Oriental and Mezzotinting, as well as Inlaying. A few simpler projects with paper are mentioned at the end of the book. This...
Topics: librivox, audiobooks, dramatic reading, lessons, dialogue, painting, drawing, paper crafts
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by B. J. Farjeon
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LibriVox recording of The House of the White Shadows by B. J. Farjeon. Read in English by Roger Melin Is a defense attorney bound to defend his client, or with his conscience, when he knows that the man he is defending is guilty of the charges against him after the trial has already commenced? And if friends hold a belief that he may have been aware of it before the trial commenced, yet they are endeared to the man and his family as upstanding and of the highest grade? Might it not become cause...
Topics: librivox, audiobooks, fiction, crime, mystery, adventure
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by B. L. Farjeon
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LibriVox recording of Devlin the Barber by B. L. Farjeon. Read in English by Lee Smalley The stabbing death of a beautiful young woman in a London park at night and the disappearance of her sister; a shocked and heartbroken young suitor; a terrified landlady and her simple husband; a recently unemployed man, the narrator, who is requested to investigate the crime; and the mysterious title character who, as his name suggests, has a devilishness about him in his psychic ability to read minds and...
Topics: librivox, audiobooks, Mystery, Crime, murder, Occult, devil
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by B. M. Bower
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LibriVox recording of The Quirt by B. M. Bower. Read in English by Tom Penn Britt Hunter is a small fish in a big pond. His little ranch, the Quirt, has a few hundred head of cattle; the neighboring ranch, the Sawtooth, has tens of thousands. Britt and the other small timers manage to scrape by, but only at the sufferance of the Sawtooth. And the Sawtooth is always interested in expanding. When Britt’s city-bred daughter comes for a visit and witnesses a murder, she inadvertently puts the...
Topics: librivox, audiobooks, romance, western, cattle
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by B. M. Bower
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LibriVox recording of Chip, of the Flying U by B.M. Bower. Cattleman J.G. Whittemore, owner of the Flying U ranch in Montana, trusts the task of meeting his sister at the train to only one man, Chip. Chip’s not too keen on women. In his experience they come in only a few types: prissy “sweet young thing”, annoying cowgirl, or old maid that wants to drag him to church. He isn’t prepared for Miss Della Whittemore, the “Little Doctor.” She turns the ranch upside down, but can she turn...
Topics: librivox, audiobook, fiction, western, cowboys, ranch, montana
Source: Librivox recording of a public-domain text
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by B. M. Bower
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LibriVox recording of Meadowlark Basin by B. M. Bower. Read in English by Lee Smalley This is an action-packed tale of the old west with richly drawn characters including the notorious Butch Cassidy, most of them upstanding but some decidedly not. A cashier is murdered during a bank robbery. The loot and the thieves are sought with dark concerns about who may be guilty. Family ties, ranch life, humor, and romance are interwoven throughout. B. M. Bower was one of the first women to write novels...
Topics: librivox, audiobooks, old west, bank robbery, butch cassidy
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by B. M. Bower
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LibriVox recording of Rowdy of the Cross L by B. M. Bower. Read in English by Tom Penn There's bad blood between Rowland ''Rowdy'' Vaughan and Harry Conroy. Really bad blood. But Rowdy is crazy about Harry's sister, Jessie. Really crazy. And Jessie thinks the world of Harry and doesn't believe he would ever do anything bad, but... - Summary by Tom Penn For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or other formats (if available), please go to...
Topics: librivox, audiobooks, cowboy
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by B. M. Bower
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LibriVox recording of The Long Shadow by B. M. Bower. Read in English by Tom Penn Billy Boyle, tough, honest, plain dealing, is at home on the range. He knows cattle and horses better than most. Alexander P. Dill, the merchant from Michigan, knows little of livestock and needs Billy’s help to make it in the business. Billy is eager to oblige, but can he beat the weather, the barbed wire, and the mysterious maneuvers of old man Brown? And what is the Pilgrim up to? Surely no good when it comes...
Topics: librivox, audiobooks, western
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by B. M. Bower
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LibriVox recording of The Flying U's Last Stand by B. M. Bower. Read in English by Lee Smalley Settlers are lured to Montana by a land boom syndicate in a scheme that encroaches on the Flying U Ranch. Members of the Flying U attempt to thwart the land-grab, as its very existence is threatened. So begins a dramatically engrossing novel involving an array of fascinating characters, some innocent, others decidedly not. A spunky child goes missing, a prairie fire is set, and a romance begins. B. M....
Topics: librivox, audiobooks, romance, prairie, Wild West, fire, ranch life
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by B. M. Bower
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LibriVox recording of The Uphill Climb by B. M. Bower. Read in English by Tom Penn Ford Campbell is a hard-working, honest, decent cowboy—when he’s sober. But give him a bottle of whiskey and all bets are off. Usually it just makes him rowdy, but this time…well, this time he thinks there might just have been a wedding. Was he the groom? Who was the bride? And where is she? ( Tom Penn) For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or other...
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Topics: librivox, audiobooks
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by B. M. Bower
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LibriVox recording of Lonesome Land by B. M. Bower. Read in English by Roger Melin Val had come to Montana to marry a cowboy named Manley, envisioning a life of wedded bliss, freedom, and was anticipating happiness in her adopted part of the country. She would soon learn that the winters could be cruel and lonesome for a woman living on a ranch which was situated miles from the nearest neighbor. She would learn that her husband spent most of his time drinking. And she would learn that everybody...
Topics: librivox, audiobooks, western, cowboys, montana, ranch life
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by B. M. Bower
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LibriVox recording of The Range Dwellers by B. M. Bower. Read in English by Tom Penn Ellis Carleton, son of a rich and indulgent father, has enjoyed a wasteful and irresponsible young adulthood. But on reaching 25 it is time to grow up, so dad sends him off to dad’s ranch in outback Montana with instructions to the foreman to pay Ellis the same as the other hands, but only if he earns it. A disputed roadway, an old feud with a neighboring rancher, a new one with his desirable daughter, all...
Topics: librivox, audiobooks, western, cowboys
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LibriVox recording of Life and Sayings of Mrs. Partington and Others of the Family by B. P. Shillaber. Read in English by Debra Lynn; Bhavya; Elsie Selwyn; John Mrs. Partington, not unlike Mrs. Malaprop, is prone to using the wrong words when expressing her sentiments. However, the "inappropriate" word choices often cause one to look at a situation in a new way. (Introduction by Debra Lynn) For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD...
Topics: librivox, audiobooks
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by B.M. Bower
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Phil Thurston was born on the range where the trails are dim and silent under the big sky. It was the place his father loved, the place he had to be. After the death of his father when he was five, his mother brought him back to the city, where he grew up and became a writer. To revive his stale writing, he returns to the West, and may just find what he is really missing. (Summary by A. Gramour) Narrated by Richard Kilmer, Lynne Thomson, and Timothy Luke. For further information, including...
Topics: Western, cowboys, Montana, Librivox, audio, romance
Source: Librivox recording of a public-domain text
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by Baba Premanand Bharati
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LibriVox recording of Sree Krishna, The Lord of Love by Baba Premanand Bharati. Read in English by Jim Locke I beg to present this my humble work to the English reader. It is the history of the Universe from its birth to its dissolution. I have explained the science of creation, its making and its mechanism. In doing so I have drawn my information from the recorded facts in the Sacred Books of the Root Race of mankind. Some facts and explanations are herein furnished for the first time in any...
Topics: librivox, audiobooks, religion, hinduism, philosophy
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by Bahá'u'lláh
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LibriVox recording of The Arabic Hidden Words, by Bahá'u'lláh. Translated by Hussein Rouhy. Read by Nicholas James Bridgewater. Kalimát-i-Maknúnih (کلمات مکنونه) or The Hidden Words is a book written in Baghdad around 1857 by Bahá'u'lláh, the founder of the Bahá'í Faith. This work is written partly in Arabic and partly in Persian. The Hidden Words is written in the form of a collection of short utterances, 71 in Arabic and 82 in Persian, in which Bahá'u'lláh claims to have...
Topics: librivox, audiobook, religion, faith, Bahá'í, Baha'i, Bahai, Bahá'u'lláh, Kalimát-i-Maknúnih,...
Source: Librivox recording of a public-domain text
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by Bahá'u'lláh
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LibriVox recording of The Persian Hidden Words, by Bahá'u'lláh. Translated by Anton Haddad. Read by Nicholas James Bridgewater. Kalimát-i-Maknúnih (کلمات مکنونه) or The Hidden Words is a book written in Baghdad around 1857 by Bahá'u'lláh, the founder of the Bahá'í Faith. This work is written partly in Arabic and partly in Persian. The Hidden Words is written in the form of a collection of short utterances, 71 in Arabic and 82 in Persian, in which Bahá'u'lláh claims to have...
Topics: librivox, audiobook, religion, faith, Bahá'í, Baha'i, Bahai, Bahá'u'lláh, Kalimát-i-Maknúnih,...
Source: Librivox recording of a public-domain text
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by Ballantyne, R.M.
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A thoroughly engaging, at times even harrowing, adventure tale set in the San Francisco gold rush. Detailed depiction of its time and place, complete with everything from mining techniques to societal attitudes. You'll feel like you're in the diggings. (Summary by Lee Elliott) For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or other formats (if available), please go to the LibriVox catalog page for this recording. Download M4B (268MB)
Topics: gold rush, San Francisco, mining, golden dream
Source: Librivox recording of a public-domain text
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by Baltasar Gracián
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LibriVox recording of The Art of Worldly Wisdom by Baltasar Gracián. (Translated by Joseph Jacobs.) Read in English by Sonia; Sandra Schmit; Sonrisa Jones; Ken Masters; Wayne Cooke; Tina Ding; Davi Bicudo 300 short maxims by Spanish Jesuit Baltasar Gracian (1601-1658). The advice is still useful and insightful for our modern world. Gracian was considered one of the most interesting philosophers by both Nietzsche und Schopenhauer, and the latter translated The Art of Worldly Wisdom into German....
Topics: librivox, audiobooks, philosophy, society, Maxims
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by Baltasar Gracián
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LibriVox recording of Handorakel und Kunst der Weltklugheit , by Baltasar Gracián. Read by Redaer. Richtiges Leben und Regeln dazu. Wertvoll und hilfreich. (Summary by redaer) For further information, including links to M4B audio book, online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or other formats or languages (if available), please go to the LibriVox catalog page for this recording. For more free audio books or to become a volunteer reader, visit LibriVox.org . M4B Hörbuch Teil 1...
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by Baltasar de Alcázar
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Topics: Baltasar de Alcázar, la cena jocosa
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by Bampfylde Moore Carew; Robert Goadby
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LibriVox recording of The Surprising Adventures of Bampfylde Moore Carew, King of the Beggars by Bampfylde Moore Carew and Robert Goadby. Read in English by Grant Hurlock. The Surprising Adventures of Bampfylde Moore Carew recounts the wide-ranging exploits of a real-life rogue – a wily professional mendicant who roams 18th-century England extracting charity from merchants, clergyman, and members of the landed gentry alike, employing in his craft an ingenious variety of deceptions and...
Topics: librivox, audiobooks, autobiography, Indians, picaresque, Newfoundland, colonial america, Bonnie...
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by Bankim Chandra Chatterjee
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LibriVox recording of Kopal-Kundala by Bankim Chandra Chatterjee. (Translated by H. A. D. Phillips.) Read in English by Librivox volunteers A story of love and innocence, by one of India's most loved novelist/ poets of the 20th century, the mentor of Rabindrath Tagore. (Summary by Czandra) For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or other formats (if available), please go to the LibriVox catalog page for this recording. For more free audio...
Topics: librivox, audiobooks, romance, India, stories, storytelling
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by Baraka, Amiri
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Second half of a class by Amiri Baraka on topics including black literature, Black Arts Movement, assassinations of the 1960's, colonialism, Jesse Jackson and the Rainbow Coalition, and a reading of the "Defeat Reagan" poem. (Continued from 84p003.)
Topics: New American Poetry, New York School, African American literature, poetry and race, Black Arts...
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by Baraka, Amiri
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First half of a class by Amiri Baraka on topics including Harlem, modernism, Langston Hughes, black literature, Civil War, abolition, reconstruction, Richard Wright, Black Arts Movement, the beat generation, and underground ideologies. (Continues on 84p004.)
Topics: New American Poetry, New York School, African American literature, poetry and race, Black Arts...
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by Baraka, Amiri
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First half of a class by Amiri Baraka. He discusses Langston Hughes, the Harlem Renaissance, Negritude, indigenisme and black modernism. He covers Hughes's life and writings including "Red haired baby," "Montage of a dream defined," and his translations. Baraka also talks about Haitian indigenisme poets, negritude poets Leon Damas and Aime Cesaire, including Cesaire's "Notes on return to my native land." (Continued on 84P006)
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by Baraka, Amiri
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Second half of a class by Amiri Baraka on revolution and art. Subjects include Harlem Renaissance, American modernism, Langston Hughes, William Carlos Williams, music composition, and a discussion of his murdered sister. Works by the class are also included in the discussion. (Continued from 85p088.) Keywords: New American Poetry, Black Arts Movement, New York School, sound poetry, music in literature, political poetry
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by Baraka, Amiri
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An Amiri Baraka lecture, discussing the need for a cultural revolution now in the United States, and discussing a new forum for sharing creative work about, and building political power for, significant cultural and political change.
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Amiri Baraka prepares a class for a musical performance. He creates a bass line, assigns students to categories of musical instruments, and tells them they will be playing against his recording of the bass line. He goes over basic rhythmic concepts. The tape ends abruptly.
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by Baraka, Amiri
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First half of a class by Amiri Baraka on revolution and art. The discussion covers Miles Davis, the Poetry Orchestra Project, formalism, relationship of society to art and film, satire vs. social protest, Ed Dorn, black literature, Henry Jones, W.E.B. DuBois, and Mark Twain. (Continues on 85p089.)
Topics: Sound Poetry, New American Poetry, New York School, political poetry, Black Arts Movement
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Second half of a class by Amiri Baraka on speech, rhythm, sound, and music. The class includes a discussion of form over content, a tape of Miles Davis, and a performance by Poetic Justice including David Nelson and Pam Donald. (Continued from 85p086.)
Topics: Sound Poetry, New American Poetry, New York School, political poetry, Black Arts Movement
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by Baraka, Amiri
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Second half of a class by Amiri Baraka. He reads and discusses the book, Confirmation: Anthology of African-African Women, including Margaret Walker, Jane Cortez, Dub Poets and Mikey Smith. (Continued from 84P005)
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by Baraka, Amiri
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A lecture by Amiri Baraka on the politics of poetics. The lecture ends with a question and answer period covering topics such as jism and jazz, grants in music, whores, hypocrisy, Bob Dylan, and Noam Chomsky.
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Topics: New American Poetry, New York School, political poetry, protest poetry, Black Arts Movement
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by Baraka, Amiri
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First half of an Amiri Baraka lecture on various subjects including poetry as the basis of all writing, William Shakespeare, dub poets, the United States in Grenada, Brahma, Mark Twain, slave writing, African syntax, and critical realism. (Continues on 84p002.)
Topics: New American Poetry, New York School, African American literature, poetry and race
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by Baraka, Amiri
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Second half of an Amiri Baraka lecture on various topics including structuralists and deconstructuralism, alienation, sorrow songs, Stevie Wonder, and content as principle. (Continued from 84p001.)
Topics: New American Poetry, New York School, African American literature, poetry and race, Black Arts...
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by Baraka, Amiri
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Second half of a class by Amiri Baraka on revolution and art. Subjects include Harlem Renaissance, American modernism, Langston Hughes, William Carlos Williams, music composition, and a discussion of his murdered sister. Works by the class are also included in the discussion. (Continued from 85p088.)
Topics: Sound Poetry, New American Poetry, New York School, political poetry, Black Arts Movement
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First half of a class by Amiri Baraka on speech, rhythm, sound, and music. The discussion covers Stevie Wonder, Michael Jackson, Prince, Amos Moore, John Cage, Robert Duncan, T.S. Eliot, John Coltrane, Thelonius Monk, Max Roach, Allen Tate, Claude McKay, Zora Neale Hurston, Langston Hughes, and German expressionism. (Continues on 85p087.)
Topics: Sound Poetry, New American Poetry, New York School, political poetry, Black Arts Movement
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by Baraka, Amiri; Ginsberg, Allen; Kyger, Joanne; Waldman, Anne; Wilson, Peter Lamborn
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First half of a panel on counter-poetics and opposition with Anne Waldman, Joanne Kyger, Amiri Baraka, Allen Ginsberg, and Peter Lamborn Wilson. Waldman begins by reading an excerpt from Columbus's journal describing how easy it will be to exploit the people of the Americas. She proposes a program for incorporating political activism into poetics. The panelists make individual statements about counter-poetics and move to more open discussion. They propose definitions for the term and look at...
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by Baraka, Amiri; Ginsberg, Allen; Orlovsky, Peter; Ortiz, Simon
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Simon Ortiz reads from Fight Back and from Sand Creek. Peter Orlifsky plays a song on banjo, then monologues seeming improved. Diane Di Prima is wished a happy 50th birthday. Allen Ginsberg sings a few songs which are sound like earlier versions than found on Holy Soul Jelly Roll box set, and reads White Shroud. Amiri Baraka delivers a good performance with poems centered around African American history (wise) and Jazz.
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by Baraka, Amiri; Ginsberg, Allen; Taylor, Steven; Waldman, Anne
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Second half of a poetry reading at Naropa Institute with Allen Ginsberg, Anne Waldman, and Amiri Baraka, and Steven Taylor performing songs. Ginsberg reads "Howl" and "Footnote to Howl." Taylor sings "The virus will take one in ten" and "As I walked out one morning." Waldman reads "May I speak thus" and other poems. Baraka reads "The mind of the president," "The best kept secret," "Masked angel costume,"...
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by Baraka, Amiri; Ginsberg, Allen; Waldman, Anne
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Second half of a panel on counter-poetics and opposition with Anne Waldman, Joanne Kyger, Amiri Baraka, Allen Ginsberg, and Peter Lamborn Wilson. Waldman begins by reading an excerpt from Columbus's journal describing how easy it will be to exploit the people of the Americas. She proposes a program for incorporating political activism into poetics. The panelists make individual statements about counter-poetics and move to more open discussion. They propose definitions for the term and look at...
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by Baraka, Amiri; Ortiz, Simon
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Amiri Baraka reads "Wailers," "Sounding," and "How to beat Reagan." Simon Ortiz sings "Whale gave this song." This appears to be the second half of a two-part recording. The first half does not exist.
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by Baraka, Amiri; diPrima, Diane
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First half of a reading by Amiri Baraka, Diane diPrima and Robert Duncan. Baraka reads "Afro-American lyric," "Inside out," "I love music," "Malcolm remembered," "Against bourgeois art" and "Dope." diPrima reads "Revolutionary letter # 31," "To the patriarchs (for Inez Garcia)," "Ave," and an excerpt from Loba. (Continued on 75P109.)
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by Baraka, Prevallet, & Richards
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This faculty reading includes Amiri Baraka reading "Somebody Blew Up America" and "The Mind of the President" and talking about his murdered daughter; Kristin Prevallet reading predominantly political pieces such as "Force," "Norm" and "Blueprint for a Revolution"; and Deborah Richards reading "Notes from the Margin," "Some Notes from a Looseleaf War Journal," and "Author's Note." This is part 1 of 2.
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by Barbara Baynton
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LibriVox recording of Bush Studies by Barbara Baynton. Read in English by Kirsty Leishman Bush Studies is a short story collection published in London in 1902. Baynton presents a grimly realist view of bush life in Australia for women in colonial Australia. She wrote in response to Henry Lawson's romantic depiction of bush life during the same era. - Summary by Kirsty Leishman For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or other formats (if...
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by Barbara Baynton
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LibriVox recording of Human Toll by Barbara Baynton. Read in English by Kirsty Leishman Ursula (Ursie) Ewart, orphaned as a young child, is sent away from her home in the Australian bush. While Ursie was previously doted on by station hands, Boshy, Nungi,and Queeby, at her new home, in a nearby country town, she is barely tolerated. Her only confidante is Andrew (Andree), an older child in the same household. In Human Toll, Barbara Baynton builds on her observations in Bush Studies to provide...
Topics: librivox, audiobooks, Gothic, australian, motherhood
Poets on Poets
by Barbara Charlesworth Gelpi
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Lecture at the University of Loyola Chicago, 19 October 2006 (in two parts, mp3 format)
Topics: Romanticism, Romantic Circles Audio
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by Barbara Hofland
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LibriVox recording of The Barbadoes Girl by Barbara Hofland. Read by Chieko Steely "Matilda Sophia Hanson, whose father has recently died in their country of Barbadoes in the West Indies, must live for a time with family friends in England. The Harewood family is astonished at how spoiled, rude, and uneducated the child is. However, with seemingly endless patience and love, they help Matilda work to conquer her bad temper, and become a sensible, good, and well-informed young lady. This...
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Source: Librivox recording of a public-domain text
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by Barbara Hofland
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LibriVox recording of The Young Crusoe, or The Shipwrecked Boy, by Barbara Hofland. The Young Crusoe, or The Shipwrecked Boy (1829) Novel. At the novel's opening, Charles Crusoe, thirteen years of age, asks his mother if he is related to the famous Robinson Crusoe, and is told that he is not. His future adventures, however, strongly resemble those of the earlier Crusoe. (Summary by Gutenberg Canada) For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover...
Topics: LibriVox, audio book, adventure, children
Source: Librivox recording of a public-domain text
Pierre Grimes and the Noetic Society
by Barbara Stecker
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Synopsis The Noetic Society's own Barbara Stecker has located the occurrences of the ancient Greek word, αυτο (“Self”) in 8 of the 24 books of Homer's Iliad , and provided helpful lists of them here. We use Barbara's study sheets in many of our Friday night meetings in 2019 and 2020 where we were studying the Iliad with Pierre, and considering how this re-translation changes the meaning of each of these passages, and the books and work as a whole. Thank you, Barbara! There are currently...
Topics: philosophy, plato, homer, iliad, self
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by Barcroft Henry Boake
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LibriVox volunteers bring you 6 recordings of Kitty McCrae - A Galloping Rhyme by Barcroft Henry Boake. This was the fortnightly poetry project for April 19th, 2009. For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or other formats (if available), please go to the LibriVox catalog page for this recording. For more free audio books or to become a volunteer reader, visit LibriVox.org . Download M4B (17MB)
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by Barlow, Jane
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LibriVox recording of Irish Idylls by Jane Barlow. Read by James E. Carson Irish Idylls is a collection of short stories about Irish peasantry during the 19th Century. Ms Jane Barlow, an Irish lass, having, unbelievably, an uncertain date of birth, has a turn of phrase that delights and simultaneously enmeshes the reader/listener with compassion for her tableau. She captures the tune and lilt of dialogue so delightfully. A tiny sample: "So, by hook or by crook, Lisconnel holds together...
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by Baron Friedrich Wilhelm Ludolf Gerhard Augustin von Steuben
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LibriVox recording of Regulations for the order and discipline of the troops of the United States : part I, by Baron Friedrich Wilhelm Ludolf Gerhard Augustin von Steuben. More commonly know as "The Blue Book" this publication was key to organizing the young American military in the Revolutionary War with England. This book served both as a regulation and a how-to manual. (Summary by David Olson) For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds,...
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by Baron Ludvig Holberg
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LibriVox recording of Niels Klim's Journey Under the Ground, by Baron Ludvig Holberg. Read by Alan Winterrowd. Niels Klim's Underground Travels, originally published in Latin as Nicolai Klimii Iter Subterraneum (1741) is a satirical science-fiction/fantasy novel written by Ludvig Holberg, a Norwegian-Danish dramatist, historian, and essayist, born in Bergen, Norway. It was his first and only novel. It describes a utopian society from an outsider's point of view, and often pokes fun at diverse...
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by Baron Paul Henri Thiry d'Holbach
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LibriVox recording of Good Sense, by Baron Paul Henri Thiry d'Holbach. Read by Roger Melin. In 1770, Baron D'Holbach published his masterpiece, "Systeme de la Nature", which for a long time passed as the posthumous work of M. de Mirabaud. That text-book of "Atheistical Philosophy" caused a great sensation, and two years later, 1772, the Baron published this excellent abridgment of it, freed from arbitrary ideas; and by its clearness of expression, facility, and precision of...
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by Baroness Emma Orczy
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LibriVox recording of Pimpernel and Rosemary by Baroness Emma Orczy. Read in English by Holly A novel in the Scarlet Pimpernel series that features Peter Blakeney, a descendant of the Scarlet Pimpernel. Peter's adventures take him to Hungary and much intrigue involving his good friend, Rosemary, Nazis, and spies ensue. - Summary by Holly Rushik For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or other formats (if available), please go to the...
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by Baroness Emma Orczy
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LibriVox recording of The Nest of the Sparrowhawk: A Romance of the XVIIth Century by Baroness Emma Orczy. Read in English by deongines This historical novel takes place in Kent in 1657, and focuses on a local nobleman who stops at nothing to gain wealth, and his ward who is a victim of his crimes. The puritan influence and social cultural mores of the time provide interesting parts of the setting. For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover...
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by Baroness Emma Orczy
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LibriVox recording of Unravelled Knots by Baroness Emma Orczy. Read in English by J. M. Smallheer Unraveled Knots is the third and final installment of the Old Man in the Corner stories by Baroness Orczy. After a break of several years, Polly returns to the ABC Tea Shop to find the Old Man at his usual table with his glass of milk and bit of string. With a just a little encouragement, he is ready to share more unique solutions to the unsolved mysteries that have baffled both the public and the...
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by Baroness Emma Orczy
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LibriVox recording of Beau Brocade by Baroness Emma Orczy. Read in English by deongines Beau Brocade is a historical fiction set in England in the early 1700's. The hero Beau is a wanted highwayman, who takes from the rich to help the poor. - Summary by Deon Gines For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or other formats (if available), please go to the LibriVox catalog page for this recording. For more free audio books or to become a...
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by Baroness Emma Orczy
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LibriVox recording of The Case of Miss Elliott by Baroness Emma Orczy. Read in English by J. M. Smallheer A sequel to the stories published in The Old Man in the Corner , this second book in the series includes twelve new mysterious cases that The Old Man in the Corner unravels over his milk and cheesecake at the ABC Tea Shop, all the while tying and untying knots in a bit of string. His audience is Polly Burton, a young journalist, who has to begrudging admit that the Old Man's solutions are...
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by Baroness Emmuska Orczy
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LibriVox recording of The Scarlet Pimpernel, by Baroness Emmuska Orczy. Dramatically read by various volunteers. Baroness Emma ("Emmuska") Orczy (September 23, 1865 – November 12, 1947) was a British novelist, playwright and artist of Hungarian origin. She was most notable for her series of novels featuring the Scarlet Pimpernel. Some of her paintings were exhibited at the Royal Academy in London. (Summary by Wikipedia) For further information, including links to online text, cast...
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by Baroness Emmuska Orczy
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Librivox recording of The Old Man in the Corner by Baroness Orczy. Read by J. M. Smallheer. Created by Baroness Orczy, author of the famous Scarlet Pimpernel series, The Old Man in the Corner was one of the earliest armchair detectives, popping up with so many others in the wake of the huge popularity of the Sherlock Holmes stories. The Old Man relies mostly upon sensationalistic "penny dreadful" newspaper accounts, with the occasional courtroom visit for extra laughs. He narrates all...
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by Baroness Emmuska Orczy
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LibriVox recording of Castles in the Air , by Baroness Emmuska Orczy. Read by Lars Rolander. Baroness Emma Orczy (full name: Emma ("Emmuska") Magdolna Rozália Mária Jozefa Borbála Orczy de Orczi) (September 23, 1865 – November 12, 1947) was a British novelist, playwright and artist of Hungarian noble origin. She was most notable for her series of novels featuring the Scarlet Pimpernel. Castles in the Air , a short novel or perhaps more like a collection of short stories with...
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by Baroness Emmuska Orczy
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LibriVox recording of El Dorado, by Baroness Emmuska Orczy. Read by Karen Savage. El Dorado, by Baroness Orczy is a sequel book to the classic adventure tale, The Scarlet Pimpernel. It was first published in 1913. The novel is notable in that it is the partial basis for most of the film treatments of the original book. (Summary from Wikipedia) For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or other formats (if available), please go to the...
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by Baroness Emmuska Orczy
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LibriVox recording of The Emperor's Candlesticks, by Baroness Emmuska Orczy. Read by Kevin Green. When a group of Russian anarchists kidnap a Russian prince in Vienna there are repercussions. On learning that the Cardinal d'Orsay has agreed to convey some hollow candlesticks from the Emperor to the Princess Marionoff in St Petersburg, two spies both see the possibility of using them to convey messages safely into Russia. One is an eager young idealist involved in the plot against the prince,...
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by Baroness Emmuska Orczy
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LibriVox recording of Lord Tony's Wife, by Baroness Emmuska Orczy. Another adventure of the Scarlet pimpernel! As the title suggests, it follows the story of Lord Tony and his wife, Yvonne. It is full of suspense adventure and romance. Lord Tony and Yvonne elope after some disturbing happenings including an angry mob and an assault on Yvonne by her own father. Later a man set on revenge and with the help of Chauvelin steal Yvonne away, and Lord Tony must go to the Scarlet Pimpernel for...
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by Baroness Emmuska Orczy
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LibriVox recording of The Elusive Pimpernel by Baroness Orczy. Read by Karen Savage. First Published in 1908, The Elusive Pimpernel is the 4th book in the classic adventure series about the Scarlet Pimpernel. (Summary from Wikipedia) For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or other formats (if available), please go to the LibriVox catalog page for this recording. Download M4B (206MB)
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by Baroness Emmuska Orczy
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LibriVox recording of The Scarlet Pimpernel, by Baroness Emmuska Orczy. In the year 1792, the French Revolution is in the midst of its bloodiest stage. Aristocrats are being executed left and right by the Republic when the guillotine begins to be repeatedly cheated of aristocratic victims due to a series of daring rescues carried out by a mysterious hero known only as “The Scarlet Pimpernel.” Nothing is known about this person, save that he is a master of disguise, has saved dozens of...
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by Baroness Emmuska Orczy
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LibriVox recording of The Scarlet Pimpernel, by Baroness Emmuska Orczy. Read by Karen Savage. The classic story of the adventures of the Scarlet Pimpernel in Revolutionary France. (Summary by Karen Savage) For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or other formats (if available), please go to the LibriVox catalog page for this recording. Download M4B part 1(115MB) Download M4B part 2(101MB)
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by Baroness Orczy
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LibriVox recording of Lady Molly of Scotland Yard by Baroness Orczy. Read by J. M. Smallheer Lady Molly of Scotland Yard is a collection of short stories about Molly Robertson-Kirk, an early fictional female detective. It was written by Baroness Orczy, who is best known as the creator of The Scarlet Pimpernel, but who also invented two immortal turn-of-the-century detectives in The Old Man in the Corner and Lady Molly of Scotland Yard. First published in 1910, Orczy’s female detective was the...
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by Baroness Orczy
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LibriVox recording of The League of the Scarlet Pimpernel by Baroness Orczy. Written by Baroness Orczy and first published in 1919, The League of the Scarlet Pimpernel is a sequel book to the classic adventure tale, The Scarlet Pimpernel. The book consists of eleven short stories about Sir Percy Blakeney's exploits in rescuing various aristos and French citizens from the clutches of the guillotine. The stories which are listed below, are set in 1793 but appear in no particular order. They...
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LibriVox recording of The Laughing Cavalier; Ancestor of the Scarlet Pimpernel by Baroness Orczy. Read in English by Beth Thomas; deongines; Melvin Lee; ToddHW; John Burlinson The enigmatic smile of The Laughing Cavalier of Franz Hals' famous painting invites you to wonder just what mischievousness hides behind that face. In this novel, inspired by the painting, Baroness Orczy recounts the adventures of an ancestor of her famous character, the Scarlet Pimpernel. Set in Holland during the...
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by Baroness Orczy
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LibriVox recording of The Bronze Eagle: A Story of the Hundred Days by Baroness Orczy. Read in English by deongines The Bronze Eagle is a romantic historical novel which takes place during the return of Napoleon and his attempt to reestablish his Empire. The main character is a rich English businessman, who falls in love with an aristocratic young woman, with lots of pitfalls and challenges. - Summary by deongines For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS...
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by Baroness Orczy
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LibriVox recording of Unto Caesar by Baroness Orczy. Read in English by Beth Thomas; Greg Lewin; Jules Hawryluk; Win2017; deongines; Bill Mosley "The State," he said, speaking at least as haughtily as Dea Flavia herself, "hath agreed to accept the sum of twenty aurei for this slave. 'Tis too late now to make further bids for her." But a pair of large blue eyes, cold as the waters of the Tiber and like unto them mysterious and elusive, were turned fully on the speaker....
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