I Might Give Up Reading for This (Almost)
As a big fan of Georges Rodenbach’s novel Bruges-la-Morte, the first fictional work to include photographs, I’m delighted to learn about the LibriVox version of the book. LibriVox (“accoustical liberation of books in the public domain”) creates free, easily downloadable audio books. Because they use works that are in the public domain (at least within the US), many of the titles are fairly obscure. Tucked in and around long-forgotten works like The Briefless Barrister by John Godfey Saxe and The Romance of Modern Chemistry (1910!) by James C. Philips, one can find other titles by Sophocles, William James, Wilkie Collins, Ralph Waldo Emerson, and Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, just to name a few authors whose works were added in the month of July.
Take a listen to Bruges-la-Morte (in French), excellently read by “Ezwa.”