Nicole Kidman reads To the Lighthouse | Virginia Woolf

Nicole Kidman reads 'To the Lighthouse' by Virginia Woolf

6 hrs 37 mins

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To the Lighthouse is Virginia Woolf’s arresting analysis of domestic family life, centering on the Ramseys and their visits to the Isle of Skye in Scotland in the early 1900s. Nicole Kidman (Moulin Rouge, Eyes Wide Shut), who won an Oscar for her portrayal of Woolf in the film adaptation of Michael Cunningham’s Pulitzer Prize-winning novel The Hours, brings the impressionistic prose of this classic to vibrant life.

Split into three parts, the story observes Mrs. Ramsay, Mr. Ramsey, and their children at their vacation house on the Isle of Skye. While the novel follows seemingly trivial events between the family members, the plot takes a backseat to philosophical introspection, which gave the novel its fame as an icon of modernist literature. The Ramseys’ quest to recapture meaning creates a powerful allegory of man’s impermanent battle with the tangible world.


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: the most grateful animals in the world, these lizards of convalescents with their faces half-turned towards life once more

Friedrich Nietzsche, Human, All Too Human, Preface, 1886

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PREFACE (1886)

What joy even in the weariness, in the old illness, in the relapses of the convalescent! How he likes to sit still and suffer, to practise patience, to lie in the sun ! Who is as familiar as he with the joy of winter, with the patch of sunshine upon the wall ! They are the most grateful animals in the world, and also the most unassuming, these lizards of convalescents with their faces half-turned towards life once more :—there are those amongst them who never let a day pass without hanging a little hymn of praise on its trailing fringe. And, speaking seriously, it is a radical cure for all pessimism (the well-known disease of old idealists and falsehood-mongers) to become ill after the manner of these free spirits, to remain ill a good while, and then grow well (I mean " better") for a still longer period.

Delphine Théodore lit Zweig et Maupassant

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'Vingt-quatre heures de la vie d'une femme' de Stefan Zweig
2 hrs 46 mins

Dix nouvelles sur la prostitution de Guy de Maupassant
(La Maison Tellier, Mademoiselle Fifi, Le Lit 29, L'Ami Patience, Nuit de Noël, L'Armoire, Le Port, Ça ira, L'Odyssée d'une fille, Les Vingt-Cinq Francs de la supérieure)
3 hrs 34 mins

Gabriele Valensi lit Dostoïevski, Barbey d'Aurevilly, Maupassant, Agatha Christie

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'La douce' de Fédor Dostoïevski
2 hrs 11 mins

'Un coeur faible' de Fédor Dostoïevski
2 hrs et 10 mins

'La vengeance d'une femme' et 'Le plus bel amour de Don Juan', extraits de 'Les diaboliques'  de  Jules Barbey d'Aurevilly
2 hrs 12 mins

'Les lingots d'or' / 'L'affaire du bungalow' / 'Les quatre suspects' / 'Le géranium bleu' (Série 'Les enquêtes de Miss Marple') de Agatha Christie
Lu par : Michaël Lonsdale, Thierry Hancisse, Gabrièle Valensi, Xavier Gallais
2 hrs 7 mins

'Le Sanctuaire d'Astarté' / 'L'herbe de la mort' / 'La demoiselle de compagnie' (Série 'Les enquêtes de Miss Marple') de Agatha Christie
Lu par : Michaël Lonsdale, Gabrièle Valensi, Xavier Gallais
1 hrs 46 mins

Hélène Fillières lit Marcel Proust

Hélène Fillières lit Marcel Proust : 'La Confession d'une jeune fille' suivie d'un extrait de 'Combray' (Première partie de 'Du côté de chez Swann', premier tome de 'A la recherche du temps perdu') : Mlle Vinteuil et son amie. "C'est peut-être d'une impression ressentie aussi auprès de Montjouvain, quelques années plus tard, impression restée obscure alors, qu'est sortie, bien après, l'idée que je me suis faite du sadisme"...

43 mins

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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