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Subject: audio book wanted (out-of print)
Date Posted: 3/30/2009 9:54 AM ET
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Hello all, I am a songwriter commissioned to write some pieces based on "Let Us Now Praise Famous Men," by Walker Evans and James Agee.  I have the book itself, but would like to be able to listen to it as well.  Listening for language, etc.  The audio-cassette version is out of print and I am having trouble finding it anywhere.  Please consider posting it to your library if you have a copy!  Thank you.  Laurelyn

Date Posted: 3/30/2009 3:22 PM ET
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I can't help you with the audio, but I just wanted to say that this sounds like a fantastic project!

Date Posted: 3/30/2009 4:09 PM ET
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Laurelyn have you tried getting an interlibrary loan from your local library?

There are 7 libraries in California that have this as an audio casette and 45 libraries in the US.  I searched through Worldcat to get this information (the librarian would know what this is).

Subject: "Let us now praise famous men" audio cassette
Date Posted: 3/30/2009 7:54 PM ET
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xengab -- my local librarian is working on it -- apparently audio cassettes are not typically part of inter-library loan.  I did not know about worldcar though, perhaps if I contact libraries myself I can get my hands on it.  Thanks for that idea. 

And Janelle, yes it is a great project!  I am fortunate to have some fun commissions this year....Laurelyn

 

Date Posted: 3/31/2009 12:58 PM ET
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I guess your library is different and have restrictions, my library loans to other libraries anything in our catalog.  And sadly they will not loan directly to people and has to go through a library.  We send out loads of talking books, DVDs etc and I know the other library in the area loans out music CDs alot too.  If you want a list of the libraries I can give you the link to search. :)

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Date Posted: 3/31/2009 7:28 PM ET
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Xengab -- any link you can send would be so appreciated, thank you.  Laurelyn