My reading of the short story A Hunger Artist by Franz Kafka, translated by Ian Johnston, has just been catalogued.  Hunger artists are, of course, people who starve publically — in a performance sense, not a documentary-on-countries-with-famine sense.  Linking getting thinner with getting the public’s attention has media-anorexia overtones, though masochism and traditional views ...

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Podcast – A LibriVox community show … of which there is one each week, and for which we were a bit short of hosts a fortnight ago, so, I thought, ‘I have a fortnight, why not!’ Dozens of messages to hand-picked readers and 12 days later, and I have a folder on my computer ...

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http://librivox.org/the-water-babies-by-charles-kingsley/ Seven whole hours of me.  And a minute or so of Berlioz.  Recording an entire book is quite a task … this has taken since June, but I’m happy with how it turned out — and I’ve learned a lot to apply to future recordings. It’s funny how little of the book was ...

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I thought another project would finish first, but no — Love and Freindship by Jane Austen is my début solo at Librivox.  Clocking in at just over an hour, it still fits on an audio CD, and has some splendid Schubert to begin and end with (he was younger than Jane, but not by a ...

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