Multilingual Short Works Collection 025 - Poetry & Prose

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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] -
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] -
0:50
杜甫 [Du Fu]
Keywords: Chengdu, admiration, three kingdoms, regret, praise, lament, expectations
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Esperanto - La ovala portreto -
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 -
1:49
Victor von Andrejanoff
Keywords: multilingual, german, fairy tale, haunt, ghosts
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Italian - Alla sera -
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 -
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 -
9:16
Dante Alighieri
Keywords: Paolo e Francesca, second level of Hell, lust, lovers
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Italian - In morte del fratello Giovanni -
1:26
Ugo Foscolo
Keywords: multilingual, italian, catullus, foscolo, poetry, sonnet, death, grief, burial, funeral rites, exile
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Latin - Carmen CI -
1:52
Gaius Valerius Catullus
Keywords: multilingual, latin, catullus, carmina, death, grief, funeral rites
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Latin - De Herotionte, Epìgramma V.35 -
1:38
Marcus Valerius Martialis
Keywords: multilingual, latin, martialis, martial, epigrammata, epigram, death, child, grief
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Latin and French - Orientis Partibus -
4:10
Anonymous
Keywords: multilingual, latin, french, medieval, feast of the ass
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Luxembourgish - Fréjorsdoft -
1:01
Michel Lentz
Keywords: nature, spring, poetry, fun
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Macedonian - Т'га за југ [Tga za jug] -
2:00
Konstantin Miladinov
Keywords: longing, lake, homesickness, sadness, natural treasures
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Maltese (medieval) - Il Kantilena -
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 -
1:03
Adam Mickiewicz
Keywords: podróź, historia, przyroda, przemijanie, poezja, sonet
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Romanian - Departe sunt de tine... -
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 -
4:17
Andrés Bello
Keywords: Poesía, Fábula, Andrés Bello
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Spanish - El león y el pastor -
2:20
Esopo
Keywords: moraleja, fábula, agradecimiento
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Spanish - Remordimiento -
8:06
Eduardo Zamacois
Keywords: suicidio, desamor, rompimiento, muerte
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Spanish - Solo -
2:36
José Campo-Arana
Keywords: soledad, reflexión, tristeza
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Genre(s): Poetry, Short Stories

Language: Multilingual

Group: Multilingual Poetry & Short Works Collections

Section Chapter Author Source Reader Time Language
Play 01 Chinese - 蜀道難 [Shǔ dào nán] Bai Li 李白 Etext Guomin Do
00:02:29 zh
Play 02 Chinese (read in historical Chengdu dialect) - 蜀相 [Shu xiang] Fu Du 杜甫 Etext Guomin Do
00:00:51 zh
Play 03 Esperanto - La ovala portreto Edgar Allan Poe Etext Przemysław Wierzbowski
00:10:37 eo
Play 04 German - Das gemordete Kind, aus Lettische Märchen Victor von Andrejanoff Etext lorda
00:01:51 de
Play 05 Italian - Alla sera Ugo Foscolo Etext Liber
00:01:33 it
Play 06 Italian - Ben venga maggio Angelo Poliziano Etext Liber
00:02:24 it
Play 07 Italian - Inferno, Canto V Dante Alighieri Etext Falcon
00:09:16 it
Play 08 Italian - In morte del fratello Giovanni Ugo Foscolo Etext Liber
00:01:26 it
Play 09 Latin - Carmen CI Gaius Valerius Catullus Etext Liber
00:01:52 la
Play 10 Latin - De Herotionte, Epìgramma V.35 Marcus Valerius Martialis Etext Liber
00:01:38 la
Play 11 Latin and French - Orientis Partibus Unknown Etext Liber
00:04:10 la
Play 12 Luxembourgish - Fréjorsdoft Michel Lentz Etext Sonia
00:01:02 lb
Play 13 Macedonian - Т'га за југ [Tga za jug] Konstantin Miladinov Etext AnaNaumoska
00:02:00 mk
Play 14 Maltese (medieval) - Il Kantilena Pietru Caxaro Etext Falcon
00:01:51 mt
Play 15 Polish - Bakczysaraj Adam Mickiewicz Etext Piotr Nater
00:01:03 pl
Play 16 Romanian - Departe sunt de tine... Mihai Eminescu Etext Lauren LeMay
00:01:39 ro
Play 17 Spanish - La ardilla, el dogo y el zorro Andrés Bello Etext Dharma Parra Kasen
00:04:17 es
Play 18 Spanish - El león y el pastor Aesop Etext MaricelaDiaz0788
00:02:20 es
Play 19 Spanish - Remordimiento Eduardo Zamacois y Quintana Etext MaricelaDiaz0788
00:08:06 es
Play 20 Spanish - Solo José Campo Arana Etext MaricelaDiaz0788
00:02:36 es