[Next Project] The Possessed by Fyodor Dostoevsky translated by Constance Garnett

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Animesh Baranawal

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Jun 12, 2022, 10:45:32 AM6/12/22
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I am planning to start my next production on The Possessed by Dostoevsky.

I found two digital scans:

Once I have the heads up, I will create the repository and start working on this.

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Animesh.

Alex Cabal

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Jun 12, 2022, 5:02:19 PM6/12/22
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OK, that's fine. Pick the latest scans and just use those - no point in
trying to get more than one scan and figuring out the differences
between them.

David, can you manage this with Robin reviewing?

This one has some alternate translations for the title that's also
commonly known as, so check the manual for how to represent those in the
metadata.

Please send a link to your repo when you get started. Thanks!
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Animesh Baranawal

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Jun 13, 2022, 2:48:39 PM6/13/22
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I have initialised the repository: https://github.com/animeshbaranawal/Book8117
Looking forward to a very interesting read in the coming months.
I noticed that we already have a bunch of Dostoevsky's work available.

Thanks,
Animesh.

Animesh Baranawal

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Jun 14, 2022, 12:26:49 PM6/14/22
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I have started working and right off, I have a question.
The work is divided into parts and each part has chapters.
Additionally, each chapter has divisions in itself with the divisions annotated using roman numerals.

The closest work which shows this kind of division is Brother Karamazov where the work is divided into parts, parts into books and books into chapters.
How should I separate the work? The segregation into parts and chapters is obvious but what about intra-chapter divisions?

I also went through the Gambler where the chapters are just roman numerals without any titles.
Maybe we can do something like this: part->chapter->division with appropriate metatags? Epub3 also has a subchapter metatag but that is deprecated.

Thanks,
Animesh.

Robin Whittleton

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Jun 14, 2022, 1:44:38 PM6/14/22
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Subchapters are fine (here’s an example from Nietzsche: https://github.com/standardebooks/friedrich-nietzsche_thus-spake-zarathustra_thomas-common/blob/master/src/epub/text/chapter-59.xhtml). If it’s removed from the spec we can always replace it with a class or some other semantic across the whole corpus easily enough.

I’m happy to review after you’ve done that bit and pushed it, if you want a thumbs up.

-Robni

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Animesh Baranawal

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Jun 14, 2022, 2:29:55 PM6/14/22
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Thanks, Robin.
The reference book you pointed to is really helpful.

-Animesh.

Animesh Baranawal

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Jul 5, 2022, 12:44:12 AM7/5/22
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Hi,

An update on the production effort.
I have completed the initial proofreading for Part 1.
The plan is to complete the initial proofreading for Part 2 and Part 3 by the end of this month.

-Animesh.

Animesh Baranawal

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Jul 20, 2022, 9:45:12 AM7/20/22
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Hi,

I was on an unexpected hiatus and had some academic commitments to finish off.
I will be restarting the production effort from today.
Just a reminder that the production effort is alive.

-Animesh

Alex Cabal

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Jul 20, 2022, 11:06:40 AM7/20/22
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Great, thanks!

On 7/20/22 8:45 AM, Animesh Baranawal wrote:
> Hi,
>
> I was on an unexpected hiatus and had some academic commitments to
> finish off.
> I will be restarting the production effort from today.
> Just a reminder that the production effort is alive.
>
> -Animesh
>
> On Tuesday, July 5, 2022 at 10:14:12 AM UTC+5:30 Animesh Baranawal wrote:
>
> Hi,
>
> An update on the production effort.
> I have completed the initial proofreading for Part 1.
> The plan is to complete the initial proofreading for Part 2 and Part
> 3 by the end of this month.
>
> -Animesh.
>
> On Tuesday, June 14, 2022 at 11:59:55 PM UTC+5:30 Animesh Baranawal
> wrote:
>
> Thanks, Robin.
> The reference book you pointed to is really helpful.
>
> -Animesh.
>
> On Tuesday, June 14, 2022 at 11:14:38 PM UTC+5:30 robin wrote:
>
> Subchapters are fine (here’s an example from Nietzsche:
> https://github.com/standardebooks/friedrich-nietzsche_thus-spake-zarathustra_thomas-common/blob/master/src/epub/text/chapter-59.xhtml
> <https://github.com/standardebooks/friedrich-nietzsche_thus-spake-zarathustra_thomas-common/blob/master/src/epub/text/chapter-59.xhtml>).
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Animesh Baranawal

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Aug 21, 2022, 9:18:33 AM8/21/22
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Progress update:
I am done with the first proofreading for Part 2.
This project is really long. I am planning to finish Part 3 by August end but it will be just the first pass.
The second pass will likely take a month or two more.

-Animesh

Robin Whittleton

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Aug 21, 2022, 10:46:54 AM8/21/22
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Thanks for the update, and no problem on the time. A few of our productions have taken more than a year of continuous work, so a few months is not too long.

-Robin

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Animesh Baranawal

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Sep 10, 2022, 4:03:32 PM9/10/22
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Ok. The first pass is done!
I have tried to fix most of the `se lint` errors as well.

I will be starting a detailed second pass which may take a month or two.
Thanks for bearing with the slow progress.

-Animesh

Animesh Baranawal

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Nov 14, 2022, 2:15:00 PM11/14/22
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I have been busy over the last couple of months due to festivals and travel.
I have restarted the final pass. Full effort on getting the production done by month end.

-Animesh.

Animesh Baranawal

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Nov 26, 2022, 5:51:11 AM11/26/22
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Done with around 70% of the final proofreading.
For the production cover image, I am thinking of one of the following:

1. https://www.rijksmuseum.nl/en/collection/SK-A-3368

-Animesh.

Alex Cabal

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Nov 26, 2022, 3:21:08 PM11/26/22
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#1 would have the detail obscured by the title box so it wouldn't be a
good choice. #3 is in use for another ebook already. How does #2 relate
to the story? I'm not convinced it's a good fit either because it's
clearly the wrong time period.
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Animesh Baranawal

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Jan 15, 2023, 7:40:45 AMJan 15
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Ok. I am done with proofreading.
The remaining things are the cover images, and completing the content.opf, imprint and colophon.
I agree with your thoughts on the last 3 options.

Looking through some more, I came across Ilya Repin's works:

I find the second one to be the most appropriate followed by 3 and then 1.
Once I get a go-ahead on one of these, I will complete the remaining and then the production should be ready for review.

-Animesh.

Robin Whittleton

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Jan 15, 2023, 10:15:47 AMJan 15
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For the cover image, remember that you either need to find a source photo from the holding museum that’s licensed under CC0, or find a photograph of the painting in a book published in 1927 or earlier. See 10.3.3.7 in the manual: https://standardebooks.org/manual/1.7.0/single-page#10.3.3.7

-Robin

Animesh Baranawal

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Jan 15, 2023, 10:34:39 AMJan 15
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Okay. A clarification question: The "public domain" tag on WikiArt is not acceptable?

Robin Whittleton

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Jan 15, 2023, 10:39:25 AMJan 15
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No: it either needs to be a CC0 grant from the owner of the painting (with a few very explicit minor deviations that are noted in that manual article), or a photographic reproduction of the painting in a publication that also falls into the public domain.

There are differing opinions about what constitutes public domain or not in this area, but as we’re redistributing our works back into the public domain we’ve chosen to take a strict line on this. It’s not always easy to find just the right painting, but it’s definitely possible. If you need any help, please ask.

-Robin

Weijia Cheng

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Jan 15, 2023, 10:43:01 AMJan 15
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The manual explains the art selection rules in great detail. I would read up on the section and make sure you understand it thoroughly (especially the FAQ) before you return to the search.

Fortunately for you Repin is a very well-documented artist, so there are several art books where you might be able to find PD proof of a relevant painting:

https://catalog.hathitrust.org/Record/011813609
https://catalog.hathitrust.org/Record/006123260
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