The Henry James BBC Radio Drama Collection

'The Henry James BBC Radio Drama Collection' - 10 Full-Cast Dramatisations

20 hrs 24 mins

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The definitive collection of full-cast BBC radio dramatisations of Henry James’ classic novels - plus a bonus documentary about his life and work.

One of the greatest and most influential American novelists, Henry James is loved for his compelling storytelling, vividly realised characters and perceptive exploration of the shifting relationships between Europeans and Americans. But he also possessed extraordinary insights into the secrets of the human heart, as shown in the 10 dramas in this collection.


Peter Wapnewski reads Also sprach Zarathustra (I, II, III) | Friedrich Nietzsche

Peter Wapnewski reads 'Also sprach Zarathustra' by Friedrich Nietzsche

German Text - Parts 1, 2, 3

8 hrs 42 mins

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Peter Wapnewski liest in überzeugender Kenntnis dieses großartigen Textes die ersten drei und damit die bedeutendsten Teile von "Zarathustra".

-> German & French Text

Hubert Félix Thiéfaine lit Les carnets du sous-sol | Fédor Dostoïevski (Notes d'un souterrain)

Hubert Félix Thiéfaine lit 'Les carnets du sous-sol' (ou 'Notes d'un souterrain') de Fédor Dostoïevski

5 hrs 10 mins

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Le texte qui servit à Nietzsche pour sa théorie du ressentiment, et à René Girard pour celle du désir triangulaire (exposée dans Mensonge romantique et vérité romanesque).

"Une trouvaille fortuite dans une librairie : Notes d'un souterrain (Carnets du sous-sol) de Dostoïevski... La voix du sang (comment l'appeler autrement ?) se fit aussitôt entendre, et ma joie fut extrême". (Friedrich Nietzsche, Lettre à Overbeck. Cité par Tzvetan Todorov, Le jeu de l'alterité : Notes d'un souterrain. In Poétique de la prose, Points Seuil)

Patrick Gibson reads Ulysses | James Joyce

Patrick Gibson reads 'Ulysses' by James Joyce

32 hrs 38 mins

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This Penguin Classic is performed by Patrick Gibson, known for his roles in The OA, The Tudors and The Passing Bells. This definitive recording includes an Introduction by Declan Kiberd

'Everybody knows now that Ulysses is the greatest novel of the century' Anthony Burgess, Observer

Following the events of one single day in Dublin, the 16th June 1904, and what happens to the characters Stephen Dedalus, Leopold Bloom and his wife Molly, Ulysses is a monument to the human condition. It has survived censorship, controversy and legal action, and even been deemed blasphemous, but remains an undisputed modernist classic: ceaselessly inventive, garrulous, funny, sorrowful, vulgar, lyrical and ultimately redemptive. It confirms Joyce's belief that literature 'is the eternal affirmation of the spirit of man'.

'The most important expression which the present age has found; it is a book to which we are all indebted, and from which none of us can escape' T. S. Eliot

'Intoxicating ... a towering work, in its word play surpassing even Shakespeare' Guardian


Peter Matic reads Auf der Suche nach der verlorenen Zeit | Marcel Proust

Peter Matic reads 'Auf der Suche nach der verlorenen Zeit' by Marcel Proust (German translation) 

1. In Swanns Welt - 20 hrs 35 mins -

2. Im Schatten junger Mädchenblüte - 25 hrs 39 mins -

3. Die Welt der Guermantes - 28 hrs 53 mins -

4. Sodom und Gomorra - 26 hrs 49 mins -

5. Die Gefangene - 21 hrs 15 mins -

6. Die Entflohene  - 14 hrs 6 mins -

7. Die wiedergefundene Zeit - 18 hrs 57 mins -


That little tip of a nose | Marcel Proust, The Fugitive | Narrated by Neville Jason

Marcel Proust, The Fugitive (Remembrance of Things Past, Volume 6):

"When, in the summer at Balbec, Albertine used to wait for me beneath the arcades of Incarville and spring into my carriage, not only had she not yet put on weight, she had, as a result of too much exercise, begun to waste; thin, made plainer by an ugly hat which left visible only the tip of an ugly nose, and a side-view, pale cheeks like white slugs, I recognised very little of her, enough however to know, when she sprang into the carriage, that it was she, that she had been punctual in keeping our appointment and had not gone somewhere else; and this was enough; what we love is too much in the past, consists too much in the time that we have spent together for us to require the whole woman; we wish only to be sure that it is she, not to be mistaken as to her identity, a thing far more important than beauty to those who are in love; her cheeks may grow hollow, her body thin, even to those who were originally most proud, in the eyes of the world, of their domination over beauty, that little tip of a nose, that sign in which is summed up the permanent personality of a woman, that algebraical formula, that constant, is sufficient to prevent a man who is courted in the highest society and is in love with her from being free upon a single evening because he is spending his evenings in brushing and entangling, until it is time to go to bed, the hair of the woman whom he loves, or simply in staying by her side, so that he may be with her or she with him, or merely that she may not be with other people".

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Nietzsche: Jamais encore je n’ai trouvé la femme de qui je voudrais avoir des enfants, si ce n’est cette femme que j’aime : car je t’aime, ô éternité !

-> A télécharger gratuitement sur (13 hrs 37 mins). Friedrich Nietzsche, 'Ainsi Parlait Zarathoustra', le livre audio complet lu par Guy Marcy



Si je suis un devin et plein de cet esprit divinatoire qui chemine sur une haute crête entre deux mers, —

qui chemine entre le passé et l’avenir, comme un lourd nuage, — ennemi de tous les étouffants bas-fonds, de tout ce qui est fatigué et qui ne peut ni mourir ni vivre :

prêt à l’éclair dans le sein obscur, prêt au rayons de clarté rédempteur, gonflé d’éclairs affirmateurs ! qui se rient de leur affirmation ! prêt à des foudres divinatrices :

— mais bienheureux celui qui est ainsi gonflé ! Et, en vérité, il faut qu’il soit longtemps suspendu au sommet, comme un lourd orage, celui qui doit un jour allumer la lumière de l’avenir ! —


Nietzsche | Audiobooks (English)

Friedrich Nietzsche (1844-1900)

Audiobooks (English)

The Birth of Tragedy (1872)

Narrated by Duncan Steen

6 hrs 5 mins |

On Truth and Lies in a Nonmoral Sense (1873)

Philosophy in the Tragic Age of the Greeks (1873)

Untimely Meditations (1876)

Narrated by Michael Lunts

12 hrs 57 mins |

Human, All Too Human (1878)

Narrated by Michael Lunts

15 hrs 26 mins |

The Dawn (1881)

The Gay Science (1882)

Narrated by Michael Lunts

10 hrs 55 mins