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It's time to escape today's hectic life and head for a different time- a time when there was no internet or tv, a time when people actually wrote handwritten love letters, and a time when the word "stress" was a term relegated to physics classes. Master storyteller J.R. Hagadorn (1001 Stories Network) provides an entertaining mix of classic short stories from the golden age of literature- tales of life, love, faith, and humor-all of which are wonderfully produced and chosen to entertain list ...
 
LibriVox’s Short Story Collection 047: a collection of 20 short works of fiction in the public domain read by a group of LibriVox members, including stories by Poul Anderson, Aphra Behn, Kate Chopin, Joseph Conrad, Thomas Hardy, Bret Harte, O. Henry, Oliver Wendell Holmes, Franz Kafka, Rudyard Kipling, Jack London, Lucy Maud Montgomery and Wilbur D. Nesbit.
 
George Sand (the pen name of Amantine-Lucile-Aurore Dupin 1804-1876) is famous for flaunting the conventions of behavior expected of women of her standing in France at the time and for her numerous romantic liaisons including her long standing affair with Frederic Chopin. The Devil’s Pool (published in 1846 as La Mare au Diable) is one of several short pastoral novels drawn from her childhood experiences in the rural French region of Berri. It tells the story of a young widower, Germain, who ...
 
Chopin was a romantic era Polish composer. This work is a memoir by Liszt who knew Chopin both as man and artist. This memoir gives a unique understanding to the psychological character of the compositions of Chopin. It also offers Liszt's insight into some of Chopin's polonaises, especially the grand polonaise in F sharp minor. Liszt explains the strange emotion "ZAL" which is inclosed in his compositions. Then, presents a brief sketch on the lives of other great people in Chopin's circle. ...
 
Pistol Pete aka "King of Rikers Island" interviews real life prisoners and celebs that have done hard time and shares his personal experiences along with his guests amazing stories of how they survived and persevered. This should inspire Americas youth to avoid the same trappings and mistakes and understand that nothing is worth doing the time. Take the hard road not the easy one. Prison is full of hardship and pain. Know that.
 
Owing to its highly personal content focused on feminine sexuality, this LibriVox edition was recorded by eight female readers. The Modern Library edition of The Awakening has an introduction by Kay Gibbons, who writes: “The Awakening shocked turn-of-the-century readers with its forthright treatment of sex and suicide. Departing from literary convention, Kate Chopin failed to condemn her heroine’s desire for an affair with the son of a Louisiana resort owner, whom she meets on vacation. The ...
 
The Short Mystery Story Collection by Various is a real treat for intrigue enthusiasts! This volume features such greats as Ambrose Bierce, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and Anton Chekov. Some unexpected names like P G Wodehouse and Kate Chopin also crop up, bending their prodigious talents to the genre. The ten stories contained in this volume range from events as diverse as the mysterious death of a sea-captain in a seedy boarding house, a group of women who deal with a crime committed by a frien ...
 
Classic lit with a modern tone, every other week. From the creators of Myths and Legends, comes an altogether same-but-different podcast set in the world of classic lit. These are the stories of Dracula, The Time Machine, The Three Musketeers. They're stories written by Jane Austen, Shakespeare, and H.P. Lovecraft, but with a casual, modern tone. Listen as Jason and Carissa Weiser breathe new life into the classics and tell the stories of some of the greatest books ever written.
 
Society needs music, especially in challenging times. This podcast is made by a collective of outstanding classical musicians from around the world. Your host is the Serbian pianist, Marija Andjic, living in Vienna. She introduces her friends and colleagues she met in the Be Your Own Manager Community, which was founded by Bernhard Kerres. The podcast and the community were created during the COVID19 pandemic.
 
I wanted to be a hundred things in life --Cricketer, Poltititian, Navy Commander, Doctor, Engineer, and Lawyer -- you name it, and it would catch my fancy. I became an Electrical Engineer, but it was hardly an end of the dreamer in me. I moved on to writing, started a blog, and published short stories.However, last night it dawned upon me that I talk so little. And so little in English. Now I am taking the next leap in my life, starting a Podcast.I will recite stories, poems, sometimes I wil ...
 
Lisztonian provides free classical piano music from popular composers and works. All recordings are free to download and enjoy without ads or memberships. Recordings include works from the following composers: Franz Liszt, Johann Sebastian Bach, Sergei Rachmaninoff, Frederic Chopin, Robert Schumann, Moritz Moszkowski, Ludwig Van Beethoven, Aram Khachaturian, Franz Schubert, Gabriel Faure, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Modest Moussorgsky, Edvard Grieg, Claude Debussy, Felix Mendelssohn, Cesar Fran ...
 
A look at the poetic motivations behind certain piano works. An understanding of these pieces on purely poetic grounds, with little insight into the technical or objective side of the music. How to understand the pieces in terms of an assumed poetical meaning for performer and listener. - Summary by Reader
 
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The short story or as we call it Flash fiction in modern time was written in 1894 and was first published in Vogue. A powerful story, I believe, dissects gender politics, and a form of marriage that many women find themselves in. Do tune in and if you like, please subscribe to the Podcast. Art Work: Carl Halsoe, Waiting by the Window, 1863, America…
 
This week we bring you two more stories in honor of #BlackHistoryMonth Kate Chopin is not African American. But I feel this particular story is appropriate here, because this week we reflect on “mixed-race”, as is Chesnutt. Charles W. Chesnutt was born of parents who were free persons-of-color and his grandfather was a slave owner. He was considere…
 
In this episode, Sébastien Chopin, the Creator and CTO of Nuxt.js - a popular frontend framework - speaks on various aspects of his work including: The origin of Nuxt.js The framework's serverless support Static site generation Core Web Vitals Listen in to hear about these topics in detail and get Nuxt 3 spoilers!…
 
Kate Chopin's absorbing 1899 novel The Awakening tells the story of Edna Pontellier, a married woman in New Orleans who questions her life choices, and seeks something else. What does she want? I spoke with Professor Rafael Walker, who has written and thought deeply about Chopin's writings, to find out whether Chopin's novel fits into the narrative…
 
It was one afternoon in April, not long ago, only the other day, and the shadows had already begun to lengthen. Bertrand Delmandé, a fine, bright-looking boy of fourteen years, - fifteen, perhaps, - was mounted, and riding along a pleasant country road, upon a little Creole pony, such as boys in Louisiana usually ride when they have nothing better …
 
LIL EAZY E grew up in Compton with a celebrity Dad, EAZY-E, the legendary founder of NWA and Ruthless Records. Then two weeks before his 11th birthday his Dad died suddenly and his world got turned upside down. He jumped off the porch and started gang banging and running in the streets. He has had to face the demons and the legacy of his Dad.For a …
 
"Who, if I cried out, would hear me among the order of angels?" This angsty cry opens poet Rainer Maria Rilke's Duino Elegies -- one of the greatest poetic masterpieces of all time that grounds us, modern beings, in a disenchanted, mechanized, and godless world. Is there a meaning to our lives beyond our immediate, material conditions that does not…
 
Down the Rabbit-Hole Alice was beginning to get very tired of sitting by her sister on the bank, and of having nothing to do: once or twice she had peeped into the book her sister was reading, but it had no pictures or conversations in it, “and what is the use of a book,” thought Alice “without pictures or conversations?” So she was considering in …
 
Crenshaw's Own Smokeone aka "SMOKE", an up and coming artist of Big U's, shares his journey from working the streets to going away for 4 years and having to wake up everyday in jail ready to go to war/ Smoke tells about his first day in the prison yard and seeing the dude next to him stabbed and thinking "man its like this?" Smoke explains how once…
 
A young lady is surprised to find that her older sister is about to marry a young man that she really doesn't care for, They both know the young man and he has always befriended the younger sister, so, not wanting to see him hurt, and desperate to find a solution, she goes to the local "old witch" to get a love potion for her sister to turn things …
 
This week we continue our tribute to Black History Month. Paul Dunbar was the husband of last week’s author Alice Dunbar Nelson until he died is 1906 of TB. Born to former slaves in Dayton, Ohio, where he was boyhood friends with the Wright Brothers, Paul Laurence Dunbar is best remembered for lines from Sympathy that became the title of Maya Angel…
 
Gabriel John Utterson and his cousin Richard Enfield reach the door of a large house on their weekly walk. Enfield tells Utterson that months ago, he saw a sinister-looking man named Edward Hyde trample a young girl after accidentally bumping into her. Enfield forced Hyde to pay £100 to avoid a scandal. Hyde brought them to this door and provided a…
 
First- my apologies- a fan just told me that Chap 9 was not up. (Thanks). So here it is. Nick oversees Gatsby's funeral and finds that very few come to pay their respect. In fact, only Gatsbys father and a summer visitor who didn't know Gatsby. show up. Nick finds that off all the people Gatsby knew none of them measured up as decent people at the …
 
Bone Thugs-n-Harmony is a legendary rap group. Lean back and listen to Flesh-n-Bone lay out how he started writing rap songs at 12 and was beatboxing with, Krayzie Bone, and Layzie Bone in their junior high school math class. Flesh-nBone shares how he and his family were living on government checks but he never stopped dreaming big. He always thoug…
 
Tales of love ,honor, and duty in Olde England. These are the first four tales adapted from Part 1 of the Book of Romance by Andrew Lang (1918).. (Also from Morte D'Arthur) 1- The Drawing of the Sword 2-The Sword Excaliber 3-How The Round Table Began 4-The Story of Sir Balin Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices…
 
It’s February, and all month long, we bring you African American authors in honor of Black History month. Our first author is Alice Dunbar Nelson, born Alice Ruth Moore. Moore was the daughter of an African American seamstress and former slave, and a white seaman. Her parents were middle-class people of color and part of the traditional multiracial…
 
Playing at Chess, is the most ancient and universal game known among men; for its original is beyond the memory of history, and it has, for numberless ages, been the amusement of all the civilized nations of Asia, the Persians, the Indians, and the Chinese. Europe has had it above 1,000 years; the Spaniards have spread it over their part of America…
 
The recent death of screenwriter Walter Bernstein has WNYC's Sara Fishko ruminating on the subject of dissent, protest and the movies, in this edition of Fishko Files. Walter Bernstein is memorialized in many obituaries, including this one in The New York Times. MLK/FBI and The Front are available on Amazon Prime. The Trial of the Chicago 7 is now …
 
All day long the little boy worked hard, in field and barn and shed, for his people were poor farmers, and could not pay a workman; but at sunset there came an hour that was all his own, for his father had given it to him. Then the boy would go up to the top of a hill and look across at another hill that rose some miles away. On this far hill stood…
 
This country, during the last thirty or forty years, has produced some of the most remarkable cases of insanity of which there is any mention in history. For instance, there was the Baldwin case, in Ohio, twenty-two years ago. Baldwin, from his boyhood up, had been of a vindictive, malignant, quarrelsome nature. He put a boy's eye out once, and nev…
 
Perhaps no one person in the history of music has had their hand in more hits with more artists than Scott Storch. He is a true legend. Storch had worked with the whose who of music early in his career including The Roots, Beyonce, Drake, Snoop Dogg, Missy Elliott, Dr. Dre, Justin Timberlake, Lil Kim, Mariah Carey, Fat Joe, LL Cool J, Remy Ma, Ice …
 
They were both what we commonly call successful business men--men with well-fed faces, heavy signet rings on fingers like sausages, and broad, comfortable waistcoats, a yard and a half round the equator. They were seated opposite each other at a table of a first-class restaurant, and had fallen into conversation while waiting to give their order to…
 
In "the Steadfast Tin Soldier" from Hans Christian Anderson whcih has been adapted into ballet and theater, a boy receives a set of 25 tin soldiers, all cast from an old tin spoon, and lines them up on a tabletop. One soldier stands on a single leg, nevefr faltering, and falls in love with a paper ballerina. A series of events overtake the tin sold…
 
There were only two Americans stopping at the hotel. They did not know any of the people they passed on the stairs on their way to and from their room. Their room was on the second floor facing the sea. It also faced the public garden and the war monument. There were big palms and green benches in the public garden. In the good weather there was al…
 
Norris was a native of San Francisco. I enjoy reading her stories; She always references places I am very familiar with, living in the Bay Area myself. Norris started her writing career in the newspaper industry and eventually, became the highest paid women writer of her time. Enjoy!By Jen
 
THE SWORD OF WELLERAN Where the great plain of Tarphet runs up, as the sea in estuaries, among the Cyresian mountains, there stood long since the city of Merimna well-nigh among the shadows of the crags. I have never seen a city in the world so beautiful as Merimna seemed to me when first I dreamed of it. It was a marvel of spires and figures of br…
 
Composer Alex North was best known for his sharp and observant film scores, including the iconic music for "A Streetcar Named Desire" - but his music always spoke for itself. 30 years after his death, WNYC's Sara Fishko looks at one of Hollywood's most modest citizens. (Produced in 2012) Our interviewee and North's good friend, composer and teacher…
 
IKNOW what I'll do," said the Green Goblin, to his friend the Will-o'-the-Wisp. "I'll give a spelling-match." "With prizes?" asked the Will-o'-the-Wisp. "Why, of course. One will be the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow, another will be a wishing-cap, and the third will be—" "Shoes of invisibility," suggested the Will-o'-the-Wisp. "No," the Gre…
 
The narrator recalls his experience with ghosts on a winter night in a decaying English mansion that was built in the seventeenth century. He has been arguing with his brother over the existence of such supernatural creatures and defiantly offers to stay up all night to confront the ghosts that his brother claims haunt the house. The narrator drink…
 
Every bid is different. In John's case, he saw plenty of the dark side in prison and was forced to learn the "do's and don'ts quickly and how to be a dog and no dog food. From prison riots to cellmates killing each other and even killing themselves. Surviving and getting out on the other side and a path to freedom was not easy. Take the journey wit…
 
The short story involves Mr. and Mrs. White and their adult son, Herbert. Sergeant-Major Morris, a friend who served with the British Army in India, comes by for dinner and introduces them to a mummified monkey's paw. An old fakir placed a spell on the paw, so that it would grant three wishes but only with hellish consequences as punishment for tam…
 
Wilson, grieving for his lost wife, wanders towards West Egg to exact revenge. Catch ALL our author interviews in one place here at 1001 History's Best Storytellers! Android devices: https://podbay.fm/p/1001-historys-best-storytellers (cut and paste into your url) Apple devices: https://podcasts.apple.com/au/podcast/1001-historys-best-storytellers/…
 
This week we bring you “Adjustment Team” by Philip K. Dick. Dick is a modern writer, however, upon his death in 1982 he released a handful of his stories to the public domain. Thank you, Mr. Dick! Dick reflected: “In my writing I even question the universe; I wonder out loud if it is real, and I wonder out loud if all of us are real.” And this stor…
 
The canoe was now approaching the land. The bay opened out, and a gap in the white surf of the reef marked where the little river ran out to the sea; the thicker and deeper green of the virgin forest showed its course down the distant hill slope. The forest here came close to the beach. Far beyond, dim and almost cloudlike in texture, rose the moun…
 
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