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Short Nonfiction Collection, Vol. 063

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Twenty short nonfiction works in the public domain, independently chosen by the readers. Volume 63 features essays on a variety of topics: the emotion of the multitude in drama (Yeats), audience (Encyclopedia Britannica), corpulence and diet (Banting), charity (Ambrose Bierce), the forgotten man (Sumner), murder (DeQuincey), suicide (Bierce), free masonry (Albert Pike), the poetic principle (Poe), and the evils of slavery (Othello). Excerpts from Kierkegaard explore his philosophy. Biographical sketches include Calamity Jane, Joseph Glidden, Lucy Bakewell Audubon, and J. M. W. Turner, while Joseph Conrad speaks to his own life in A Familiar Preface. Rounding out the volume is a fascinating 1674 meet-up with a miraculous sea-monster (probably a giant squid). Summary by Sue Anderson (6 hr 17 min)

Chapters

Audience

2:33

Read by Availle

Joseph Glidden and Barb Wire Fencing

20:42

Read by Sue Anderson

Calamity Jane

17:04

Read by Colleen McMahon

The Case Of The Forgotten Man Farther Considered (1883)

30:01

Read by Craig Campbell

Charity

4:52

Read by Dale Grothmann

Emotion of Multitude

4:12

Read by Peter Thomlinson

Essay on Negro Slavery, No. 1

16:20

Read by Wayne Cooke

Essay on Negro Slavery, No. 2

18:30

Read by Wayne Cooke

A Familiar Preface

22:27

Read by Peter Thomlinson

Knight Kadosh

28:47

Read by Dale Grothmann

The Knocking at the Gate in Macbeth

14:26

Read by Peter Thomlinson

Letter on Corpulence: Addressed to the Public (3rd Edition)

53:43

Read by TriciaG

A Miraculous Sea-Monster (1694)

9:13

Read by Timothy Ferguson

Preparation For a Christian Life, The Pause (1)

27:27

Read by Craig Campbell

Preparation For a Christian Life, The Pause (2)

16:34

Read by Craig Campbell

The Poetic Principle

37:33

Read by Josh Kibbey

The Present Moment (Introduction)

6:26

Read by Craig Campbell

Recollections of Audubon Park

18:17

Read by Christopher Hoving

The Right to Take Oneself Off

9:55

Read by Dale Grothmann

J. M. W. Turner's Sketchbooks, A Sampling

18:27

Read by Sue Anderson