Short Nonfiction Collection, Vol. 059 by VARIOUS

Sixteen short nonfiction works in the public domain, independently chosen by the readers. Volume 59 contains an eclectic mix of readings, ranging from a description of a Coney Island elephant colossus to meditations on mental telepathy and baseball. Philosophical essays by Leibniz, Kierkegaard, Schopenhauer, Francis Bacon and William Blake touch on the topics of truth, prejudice, poetic genius, suicide, and preparation for a Christian life. An educator at a women’s college (altro…)

Stone, The by TURGENEV, Ivan

Ivan Sergeyevich Turgenev was a Russian novelist, short story writer, poet, playwright, translator and popularizer of Russian literature in the West.
This taken from his DREAM TALES AND PROSE POEMS translated by Constance Garnett (1861 – 1946) She was an English translator of nineteenth-century Russian literature. Garnett was one of the first English translators of Leo Tolstoy, Fyodor Dostoyevsky and Anton Chekhov and introduced them on a wide basis to the English-speaking (altro…)

Historia de la vida del Buscón, llamado Don Pablos, ejemplo de vagabundos y espejo de tacaños by QUEVEDO, Francisco de

Clásica novela picaresca española del Siglo de Oro, del gran Don Francisco de Quevedo. En ella se narran las extravagantes andanzas y aventuras de un joven pícaro: Don Pablos. Conoceremos sus inicios en casa de sus peculiares padres, su paso por la escuela, sus peripecias como criado de un gran señor, su etapa como estudiante de Bachiller, de su viaje a la Corte, sus aprendizajes como buscón para vivir sin dar (altro…)

Diaries of Adam and Eve, The by TWAIN, Mark

Mark Twain wrote these two diaries, or rather as he insists, ‘translated them from the original manuscripts’, late in his writing career. The freshness, wonder and excitement of exploring a new world permeates Eve’s thoughts as she takes great joy in her very existence and loves everything about it. To me this is obviously a posthumous love-letter to Twain’s wife Olivia Langdon Clemens, or Livy, who died in June (altro…)

Más allá de Álex Smith: vigilancia estatal y el rol de la prensa

Operación Huracán no fue solo un ejercicio de investigación criminal, sino también una acción de estrategia comunicativa: Las cámaras del noticiero de Canal 13 capturaron el allanamiento y la detención de los comuneros mapuche, y -al igual que EMOL– reprodujeron los mensajes supuestamente interceptados por la Carabineros. Los mismos que hoy se asumen como falsos y que tienen a el ex director de inteligencia, General (R) Gonzalo Blu, el Capitán (R) (altro…)

Si no queremos otro Huracán, hay que hacer algunos cambios importantes

La presente intervención no tiene como objetivo el señalar responsables concretos de las irregularidades cometidas durante la Operación Huracán, sino dar a conocer las insuficiencias regulatorias e institucionales que permiten a las policías operar sin los controles y contrapesos adecuados, y que deberían implementarse para impedir que una situación similar vuelva a repetirse.

Durante la Operación Huracán, Carabineros operó y realizó diligencias investigativas altamente intrusivas sin respetar el principio de no deliberación. (altro…)

Sentirnos observados: ¿Qué sabemos sobre la vigilancia estatal en Chile?

El 23 de septiembre de 2017, en una operación coordinada entre Carabineros y la Fiscalía de la Araucanía, se detuvo a ocho comuneros mapuche por su supuesta participación en una serie de atentados incendiarios. Tras la detención, se explicó que la principal prueba incriminatoria fue una serie de conversaciones de WhatsApp y Telegram, obtenidas a través de la interceptación de las aplicaciones de mensajería.

No obstante, el 19 de octubre se ordena (altro…)

Boy Scout Book of Campfire Stories, The by VARIOUS

The Editor likes to think that quite a few of the stories found in the Boy Scouts Book of Campfire Stories present companions for the mind of this hardy sort, and hopes, whether boys read or are told these stories, they will prove to be such as exalt and inspire while they thrill and entertain. (from the Introduction)
This title is avalable for free download at: www.librivox.org.

Twin-Rivals, The by FARQUHAR, George

“This comedy was produced at Drury Lane on December 14, 1702. It is the most accurate of all Farquhar’s productions. The plot, though improbable, is well constructed and sustained, the dialogue lively and entertaining, whilst the characters of the Younger Wouldbe, Mrs. Mandrake, and Teague are so naturally drawn as to appear real personages, dependent little upon the art of the actor or the imagination of the author for their creation.” (altro…)

Coppertop by GAZE, Harold

The story is about a little girl who meets all manner of strange gnomes, fairies and creatures after she goes to sleep at night. She also has two invisible brothers whom she created so as to not be alone while her parents travel for the Crown. The author here produces an alternative version of fairyland to the more traditional European form, that is bizarre, entertaining and funny at the same (altro…)

Biography of an American Bondman, By His Daughter by BROWN, Josephine

Josephine Brown’s Biography of an American Bondsman faithfully follows the trajectory of her father’s life as previously explored in his own narratives. She distills and summarizes the major revelatory moments of his autobiography while she also incorporates new anecdotal information and offers her own perspective on Brown’s life. Whereas her biography draws frequently from previously published autobiographical accounts, the narrative style and comic flourishes add interest and value to the text. (altro…)

Select Conversations with an Uncle (Now Extinct) and Two Other Reminiscences by WELLS, H. G.

Select Conversations with an Uncle, published in 1895, was H.G. Wells’s first literary publication in book form. It consists of reports of twelve conversations between a fictional witty uncle who has returned to London from South Africa with “a certain affluence,” as well as two other conversations (one on aestheticism that takes place in a train, titled “A Misunderstood Artist,” and another on physiognomy, titled “The Man with a Nose”) – (altro…)

Old Adam, The by BENNETT, Arnold

Edward Henry Machin leads a comfortable life in the English midlands ‘Five Towns’. Yet when he unexpectedly gains three hundred and forty one pounds in a speculation on rubber shares, he realises that he doesn’t ‘feel so jolly, after all’. After a visit to the local music hall, he decides that a change is in order. He takes the morning train to London, where adventures in the theatrical world await. ( (altro…)

Course of Lectures on the Principles of Domestic Economy and Cookery, A by CORSON, Juliet

“This course of lectures is designed to meet the wants of two classes of persons:
First—Those who are experienced housekeepers, familiar with the principles and practice of cookery, but who desire information concerning the preparation of the finer dishes of the modern school.
Second—The young ladies in attendance at the University and others like them, who have had their time and attention so engrossed with studies and other duties that they have not (altro…)

Scenes in Europe, for the Amusement and Instruction of Little Tarry-at-Home Travellers by TAYLOR, Isaac

In this little volume, Isaac Taylor takes us on a tour of Europe, anno 1824. We travel once around the entire continent, starting in England, through Scandinavia, Russia, down to Turkey, over the Alps, France, Spain, and back to England. The tour is made with poems and prose, and should be of interest to all listeners. – Summary by Carolin
This title is avalable for free download at: www.librivox.org.

Televisione liquida, 5G e algoritmi

Torniamo ad occuparci come promesso di giornalismo e dei temi della rivoluzione digitale così come sono stati ben definiti nel pieno dell’estate che ora volge al termine nelle relazioni annuali dei presidenti delle Autority per la privacy, per le comunicazioni e per il mercato.  Si tratta di riflessioni assai utili su  temi da sempre affrontati alle nostre latitudini. La scorsa settimana abbiamo estratto alcune parti, a nostro avviso significative dalla relazione (altro…)

We are not Charlie and we will never be.