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Download “Stories. Cat in the Rain, by Ernest Hemingway”ernesthemingway_catintherain.mp3 – Downloaded 827 times –
In February 2008, CPG, a fifth year student studying at EOI Goya, gave me a little present – The New York Times Magazine, the 15th of Jan issue, 2006, which is where I found this story. I didn’t know the author, and it’s been a pleasure reading it. I like the story because it includes childhood memories, dreams, a house in an open landscape, which I imagine very beautiful because it’s in Greece, and it also includes thoughts and feelings you get throughout your life, as you grow older. I hope this inspires you to write about your own childhood memories, so you can practice using the past tenses, including the modals! You could just write short 150-word pieces, and send them in for publication! (Check out the TP section Your Stuff!)
So, here it goes. Enjoy! And… Read the story!
Download “Stories. House of Light & Shadow, by Nicholas Gage”nicholasgage_houseoflightandshadow.mp3 – Downloaded 780 times –
Download “Poems. To be or not to be, by William Shakespeare”shakespeare_tobeornottobe.mp3 – Downloaded 1068 times –
Download “Stories. There’s a Man in the Habit of Hitting Me on the Head with an Umbrella, by Fernando Sorrentino”fernandosorrentino_theresaman.mp3 – Downloaded 1079 times –
I love this poem. It’s so mysterious, and so honest. I don’t know what it means. I just know it means something mysterious and daily and beautiful, plus totally human. Picture it as a post-it note on a fridge. Hope you enjoy it!
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Download “Poems. This Is Just to Say, by William Carlos Williams”williamcarloswilliams_thisisjusttosay.mp3 – Downloaded 1092 times –
If you don’t know J.D. Salinger, listen to this story.
It’s a good way to start – it records a key moment in his life and to understand his work. If you already know him, and enjoy his literature, you’ll love this story. It’s lifelike – daily, undaily, warm and softly funny, very sweet, endlessly sad and tragic.
Check out the Talking People webpage for Salinger.
Download “Stories. A Perfect Day for Bananafish, by JD Salinger”salinger_bananafish.mp3 – Downloaded 1385 times –