Multilingual Short Works Collection 025 - Poetry & Prose


Read by LibriVox Volunteers

This is our 25th collection of short pieces, poetry or prose, fiction and non-fiction, in several different languages (except standard English) as listed below. All chosen and recorded by Librivox volunteers. (Summary by ToddHW)

Chinese - 蜀道難 [Shǔ dào nán]
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2:29
李白 [Li Bai]
Keywords: scenery, challenge, danger, desolation, dreariness, exaggeration, myth, legend, concern, depravity

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Chinese (read in historical Chengdu dialect) - 蜀相 [Shu xiang]
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0:50
杜甫 [Du Fu]
Keywords: Chengdu, admiration, three kingdoms, regret, praise, lament, expectations

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Esperanto - La ovala portreto
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10:37
Edgar Allan Poe, translated by Albert Frank Milward
Keywords: Esperanto translation of „The Oval Portrait”

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German - Das gemordete Kind, aus Lettische Märchen
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1:49
Victor von Andrejanoff
Keywords: multilingual, german, fairy tale, haunt, ghosts

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Italian - Alla sera
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1:33
Ugo Foscolo
Keywords: multilingual, italian, foscolo, poetry, sonnet, evening, darkness, death, peace, time, restlessness, war, patriotism

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Italian - Ben venga maggio
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2:24
Angelo Poliziano
Keywords: multilingual, italian, florentine, florence, renaissance, ballata, angelo poliziano, de medici, tournament, spring, may, youth, love, pleasure, carpe diem, transience, brevity of life, vanita

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Italian - Inferno, Canto V
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9:16
Dante Alighieri
Keywords: Paolo e Francesca, second level of Hell, lust, lovers

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Italian - In morte del fratello Giovanni
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1:26
Ugo Foscolo
Keywords: multilingual, italian, catullus, foscolo, poetry, sonnet, death, grief, burial, funeral rites, exile

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Latin - Carmen CI
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1:52
Gaius Valerius Catullus
Keywords: multilingual, latin, catullus, carmina, death, grief, funeral rites

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Latin - De Herotionte, Epìgramma V.35
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1:38
Marcus Valerius Martialis
Keywords: multilingual, latin, martialis, martial, epigrammata, epigram, death, child, grief

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Latin and French - Orientis Partibus
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4:10
Anonymous
Keywords: multilingual, latin, french, medieval, feast of the ass

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Luxembourgish - Fréjorsdoft
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1:01
Michel Lentz
Keywords: nature, spring, poetry, fun

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Macedonian - Т'га за југ [Tga za jug]
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2:00
Konstantin Miladinov
Keywords: longing, lake, homesickness, sadness, natural treasures

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Maltese (medieval) - Il Kantilena
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1:50
Pietru Caxaru
Keywords: oldest known Maltese poem, l-eqdem poeżija bil-Malti, xideu il cada, huakit hi mirammiti, Caxaro, the house that crumbled

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Polish - Bakczysaraj
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1:03
Adam Mickiewicz
Keywords: podróź, historia, przyroda, przemijanie, poezja, sonet

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Romanian - Departe sunt de tine...
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2:04
Mihai Eminescu
Keywords: Mihai Eminescu, Poezii, Departe sint de time, Departe sunt de time, Poezia romaneasca

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Spanish - La ardilla, el dogo y el zorro
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4:17
Andrés Bello
Keywords: Poesía, Fábula, Andrés Bello

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Spanish - El león y el pastor
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2:20
Esopo
Keywords: moraleja, fábula, agradecimiento

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Spanish - Remordimiento
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8:06
Eduardo Zamacois
Keywords: suicidio, desamor, rompimiento, muerte

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Spanish - Solo
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2:36
José Campo-Arana
Keywords: soledad, reflexión, tristeza

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(1 hr 3 min)

Chapters

Chinese - 蜀道難 [Shǔ dào nán] 2:29 Read by Guomin Do
Chinese (read in historical Chengdu dialect) - 蜀相 [Shu xiang] 0:51 Read by Guomin Do
Esperanto - La ovala portreto 10:37 Read by Przemysław Wierzbowski
German - Das gemordete Kind, aus Lettische Märchen 1:51 Read by lorda
Italian - Alla sera 1:33 Read by Liber
Italian - Ben venga maggio 2:24 Read by Liber
Italian - Inferno, Canto V 9:16 Read by Falcon
Italian - In morte del fratello Giovanni 1:26 Read by Liber
Latin - Carmen CI 1:52 Read by Liber
Latin - De Herotionte, Epìgramma V.35 1:38 Read by Liber
Latin and French - Orientis Partibus 4:10 Read by Liber
Luxembourgish - Fréjorsdoft 1:02 Read by Sonia
Macedonian - Т'га за југ [Tga za jug] 2:00 Read by AnaNaumoska
Maltese (medieval) - Il Kantilena 1:51 Read by Falcon
Polish - Bakczysaraj 1:03 Read by Piotr Nater
Romanian - Departe sunt de tine... 1:39 Read by Lauren LeMay
Spanish - La ardilla, el dogo y el zorro 4:17 Read by Dharma Parra Kasen
Spanish - El león y el pastor 2:20 Read by MaricelaDiaz0788
Spanish - Remordimiento 8:06 Read by MaricelaDiaz0788
Spanish - Solo 2:36 Read by MaricelaDiaz0788