[New production] Downstream, by Sigfrid Siwertz

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Robin Whittleton

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Apr 29, 2022, 2:12:10 PMApr 29
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Sorry, forgot to announce this. I’m in the proofing stages so far.

The cover art I’d like to use is actually a watercolour, but so skilfully done that you’d be hard-pressed to not think it an oil. It’s Zorn’s ”Sommarnöje” (tr. “summer enjoyment”). PD proof: https://hdl.handle.net/2027/wu.89054773486?urlappend=%3Bseq=97%3Bownerid=13510798886661078-101

Alex Cabal

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Very nice find. Shocking that it's a watercolor!

On 4/29/22 1:12 PM, Robin Whittleton wrote:
> Sorry, forgot to announce this. I’m in the proofing stages so far.
>
> The cover art I’d like to use is actually a watercolour, but so
> skilfully done that you’d be hard-pressed to not think it an oil. It’s
> Zorn’s ”Sommarnöje <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sommarn%C3%B6je>” (tr.
> <https://hdl.handle.net/2027/wu.89054773486?urlappend=;seq=97;ownerid=13510798886661078-101>
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Robin Whittleton

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Apr 29, 2022, 4:42:42 PMApr 29
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If you’re ever in Sweden I recommend a trip to the Zorn Museum in Mora. This painting is fairly unusual for him as the woman has some clothes on.

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François Grandjean

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You have a knack for finding striking pictures.

Robin Whittleton

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May 8, 2022, 8:45:09 AMMay 8
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And we’re done. Repo: https://github.com/robinwhittleton/sigfrid-siwertz_downstream_macmillan-of-canada . Production notes:

  • Couldn’t find a specific translator, so Macmillan of Canada gets the credit.
  • Unusually good PG transcription, I couldn’t find a single mistake. But it is a recent one (nov 2019).
  • Simple structure, just a couple of parts and no intro or endnotes.
  • The usual smattering of letters, ship names and languages. There are a couple of blockquotes describing signs and requiring custom styling. Also the first time I’ve had to use xml:lang=“non” for Old Norse.
  • I made a few editorial changes beyond the usual, so please review. Biggest was changing ”praying cricket” to “praying mantis” (obvious from context, but I’ve never heard the first version before.)

I quite enjoyed this one, but I have to say that at times it felt a bit like the author was trying to write the metaphor more than the character. A worthy addition to the corpus though.

-Robin

On 29 Apr 2022, at 20:12, Robin Whittleton <ro...@reala.net> wrote:

Sorry, forgot to announce this. I’m in the proofing stages so far.

The cover art I’d like to use is actually a watercolour, but so skilfully done that you’d be hard-pressed to not think it an oil. It’s Zorn’s ”Sommarnöje” (tr. “summer enjoyment”). PD proof: https://hdl.handle.net/2027/wu.89054773486?urlappend=%3Bseq=97%3Bownerid=13510798886661078-101

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Robin Whittleton

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May 8, 2022, 8:51:43 AMMay 8
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On the subject of “praying cricket”, ngram has a very small bump right around when this book was published, then it drops back to nothing again: https://books.google.com/ngrams/graph?content=praying+mantis%2Cpraying+cricket&year_start=1800&year_end=2019&corpus=26&smoothing=3#

Alex Cabal

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May 8, 2022, 12:41:02 PMMay 8
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Vince, do you have time to review this?

I think we should leave 'praying cricket' as it is. It's not a spelling
change, that's a totally different word.
> * Couldn’t find a specific translator, so Macmillan of Canada gets the
> credit.
> * Unusually good PG transcription, I couldn’t find a single mistake.
> But it is a recent one (nov 2019).
> * Simple structure, just a couple of parts and no intro or endnotes.
> * The usual smattering of letters, ship names and languages. There are
> a couple of blockquotes describing signs and requiring custom
> styling. Also the first time I’ve had to use xml:lang=“non” for Old
> Norse.
> * I made a few editorial changes beyond the usual, so please review.
> Biggest was changing ”praying cricket” to “praying mantis” (obvious
> from context, but I’ve never heard the first version before.)
>
>
> I quite enjoyed this one, but I have to say that at times it felt a bit
> like the author was trying to write the metaphor more than the
> character. A worthy addition to the corpus though.
>
> -Robin
>
>> On 29 Apr 2022, at 20:12, Robin Whittleton <ro...@reala.net
>> <mailto:ro...@reala.net>> wrote:
>>
>> Sorry, forgot to announce this. I’m in the proofing stages so far.
>>
>> The cover art I’d like to use is actually a watercolour, but so
>> skilfully done that you’d be hard-pressed to not think it an oil. It’s
>> Zorn’s ”Sommarnöje <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sommarn%C3%B6je>”
>> <https://hdl.handle.net/2027/wu.89054773486?urlappend=;seq=97;ownerid=13510798886661078-101>
>>
>> <thumbnail_569f2e386a280c5dd9577659363f032bfc95b732_EBOK_portrait.jpg>
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Robin Whittleton

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Ok, will rebase away that commit 👍

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> Vince, do you have time to review this?
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Vince

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May 8, 2022, 12:52:45 PMMay 8
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Sure.

Vince

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May 8, 2022, 6:47:29 PMMay 8
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Excellent job as usual, Robin. I logged a couple of very minor questions.

Robin Whittleton

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May 9, 2022, 2:23:44 AMMay 9
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Thanks for the review! I’ve addressed all the points you mentioned (including the `se`/`sv` mixup 🤦‍♂️).

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Vince Rice

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May 9, 2022, 10:14:03 AMMay 9
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Ready for you, Alex!

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Thanks for the review! I’ve addressed all the points you mentioned (including the `se`/`sv` mixup 🤦‍♂️).

Alex Cabal

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In the long description, what does it mean when you say "the Selambs
family nature can’t help but out."?

On 5/9/22 1:23 AM, Robin Whittleton wrote:
> Thanks for the review! I’ve addressed all the points you mentioned
> (including the `se`/`sv` mixup 🤦‍♂️).
>
>> On 9 May 2022, at 00:47, Vince <vr_se...@letterboxes.org
>> <mailto:vr_se...@letterboxes.org>> wrote:
>>
>> Excellent job as usual, Robin. I logged a couple of/very/minor questions.
>>
>>> On May 8, 2022, at 11:52 AM, Vince <vr_se...@letterboxes.org
>>> <mailto:vr_se...@letterboxes.org>> wrote:
>>>
>>> Sure.
>>>
>>>> On May 8, 2022, at 11:40 AM, Alex Cabal <al...@standardebooks.org
>>>> <mailto:al...@standardebooks.org>> wrote:
>>>>
>>>> Vince, do you have time to review this?
>>>>
>>>> I think we should leave 'praying cricket' as it is. It's not a
>>>> spelling change, that's a totally different word.
>>>>
>>>> On 5/8/22 7:45 AM, Robin Whittleton wrote:
>>>>> And we’re done.
>>>>> Repo:https://github.com/robinwhittleton/sigfrid-siwertz_downstream_macmillan-of-canada
>>>>> <https://github.com/robinwhittleton/sigfrid-siwertz_downstream_macmillan-of-canada><https://github.com/robinwhittleton/sigfrid-siwertz_downstream_macmillan-of-canada
>>>>> <https://github.com/robinwhittleton/sigfrid-siwertz_downstream_macmillan-of-canada>>
>>>>> . Production notes:
>>>>> * Couldn’t find a specific translator, so Macmillan of Canada gets the
>>>>>   credit.
>>>>> * Unusually good PG transcription, I couldn’t find a single mistake.
>>>>>   But it is a recent one (nov 2019).
>>>>> * Simple structure, just a couple of parts and no intro or endnotes.
>>>>> * The usual smattering of letters, ship names and languages. There are
>>>>>   a couple of blockquotes describing signs and requiring custom
>>>>>   styling. Also the first time I’ve had to use xml:lang=“non” for Old
>>>>>   Norse.
>>>>> * I made a few editorial changes beyond the usual, so please review.
>>>>>   Biggest was changing ”praying cricket” to “praying mantis” (obvious
>>>>>   from context, but I’ve never heard the first version before.)
>>>>> I quite enjoyed this one, but I have to say that at times it felt a
>>>>> bit like the author was trying to write the metaphor more than the
>>>>> character. A worthy addition to the corpus though.
>>>
>>
>>
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Robin Whittleton

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Good point, that kind of relies on you having read the book to discover. I’ve updated the description in https://github.com/robinwhittleton/sigfrid-siwertz_downstream_macmillan-of-canada/commit/b4712c76c0d0ca1ceb22641231e64e299db0ee74.

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Alex Cabal

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OK great, I've gone ahead and released it. Thanks!

I changed the flex CSS so that we achieve the desired appearance of that
blockquote, but without extra <span>s. This also removes an ignore rule.

On 5/10/22 12:25 AM, Robin Whittleton wrote:
> Good point, that kind of relies on you having read the book to discover.
> I’ve updated the description in
> https://github.com/robinwhittleton/sigfrid-siwertz_downstream_macmillan-of-canada/commit/b4712c76c0d0ca1ceb22641231e64e299db0ee74
> <https://github.com/robinwhittleton/sigfrid-siwertz_downstream_macmillan-of-canada/commit/b4712c76c0d0ca1ceb22641231e64e299db0ee74>.
>
>> On 10 May 2022, at 00:37, Alex Cabal <al...@standardebooks.org
>> <mailto:al...@standardebooks.org>> wrote:
>>
>> In the long description, what does it mean when you say "the Selambs
>> family nature can’t help but out."?
>>
>> On 5/9/22 1:23 AM, Robin Whittleton wrote:
>>> Thanks for the review! I’ve addressed all the points you mentioned
>>> (including the `se`/`sv` mixup 🤦‍♂️).
>>>> On 9 May 2022, at 00:47, Vince <vr_se...@letterboxes.org
>>>> <mailto:vr_se...@letterboxes.org>
>>>> <mailto:vr_se...@letterboxes.org
>>>> <mailto:vr_se...@letterboxes.org>>> wrote:
>>>>
>>>> Excellent job as usual, Robin. I logged a couple of/very/minor
>>>> questions.
>>>>
>>>>> On May 8, 2022, at 11:52 AM, Vince <vr_se...@letterboxes.org
>>>>> <mailto:vr_se...@letterboxes.org>
>>>>> <mailto:vr_se...@letterboxes.org
>>>>> <mailto:vr_se...@letterboxes.org>>> wrote:
>>>>>
>>>>> Sure.
>>>>>
>>>>>> On May 8, 2022, at 11:40 AM, Alex Cabal <al...@standardebooks.org
>>>>>> <mailto:al...@standardebooks.org> <mailto:al...@standardebooks.org
>>>>>> <mailto:al...@standardebooks.org>>> wrote:
>>>>>>
>>>>>> Vince, do you have time to review this?
>>>>>>
>>>>>> I think we should leave 'praying cricket' as it is. It's not a
>>>>>> spelling change, that's a totally different word.
>>>>>>
>>>>>> On 5/8/22 7:45 AM, Robin Whittleton wrote:
>>>>>>> And we’re done.
>>>>>>> Repo:https://github.com/robinwhittleton/sigfrid-siwertz_downstream_macmillan-of-canada
>>>>>>> <https://github.com/robinwhittleton/sigfrid-siwertz_downstream_macmillan-of-canada>
>>>>>>> <https://github.com/robinwhittleton/sigfrid-siwertz_downstream_macmillan-of-canada
>>>>>>> <https://github.com/robinwhittleton/sigfrid-siwertz_downstream_macmillan-of-canada>><https://github.com/robinwhittleton/sigfrid-siwertz_downstream_macmillan-of-canada
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