Short Nonfiction Collection, Vol. 055

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Fifteen short nonfiction works in the public domain, independently chosen by the
readers. Topics include Philosophy and Psychology: selections from Kierkegaard's
"Preparation for a Christian Life" and Jung's "The Hymn of Creation," and an
exploration of Hegel's psychology; Arts and the Avant-garde: critiques of Kreymborg by
Lola Ridge and of Pablo Picasso by Marius de Zayas, the rationale behind "1001
Afternoons in Chicago" by Ben Hecht, and notes on the 15th century inventors of
moveable type; Science: "Voyager I Encounters Saturn" by NASA and microscopic
investigation of protozoa; Equal Rights: comments by Charles Sumner and Lucy
Parsons; Evocations of the Seasons: January days in New England and Monarch
butterflies overwintering in Bolinas, California; as well as praise for American cheese, and an essay by Henry Ford, expounding "What I Learned About Business."

Georg Hegel's Psychology was translated by Granville Stanley Hall

Gustav Jung's The Hymn of Creation was translated by Beatrice M Hinkle (4 hr 8 min)


Capturing the Smallest Animal in the World 5:48 Read by Availle
Discovery of Printing 7:59 Read by Phil Schempf
Equal Rights in the Lecture-Room 5:08 Read by Craig Campbell
Georg Hegel's Psychology 28:09 Read by Craig Campbell
Hymn of Creation 18:34 Read by Craig Campbell
Preparation for a Christian Life I 16:54 Read by Sue Anderson
January Days 7:17 Read by Nemo
Kreymborg's Marionettes 13:45 Read by VfkaBT
Letter to Tramps 6:28 Read by P. J. Taylor
Native American Cheeses 25:59 Read by BettyB
Pablo Picasso 13:20 Read by Sue Anderson
Voyager 1 Encounters Saturn 54:34 Read by VfkaBT
Waterfront Fancies, from A Thousand and One Afternoons in Chicago 7:52 Read by VfkaBT
What I Learned About Business 26:54 Read by Robert Robinson
Winter Butterflies in Bolinas 9:26 Read by Sue Anderson