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Miette has been podcasting the best of world literature's short fiction since March 2005, when she was just a pup.

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  1. a
    a September 30, 2006 at 9:33 pm |

    I think the Listener wants Tristan Tzara’s “Roar.”

  2. Denise
    Denise October 1, 2006 at 6:39 am |

    Thank you for posting this story, Miette! I hate to break it to you, but as soon as I started listening I realized that this is a very condensed version of this story. It is quite butchered actually. Here is a link to the story in full:

    http://classrooms.tacoma.k12.wa.us/wilson/kvanry/documents/ibis.pdf#search=%22%22clove%20of%20seasons%22%22

    I cannot believe someone would edit this beautiful story. It’s wonderful as it is…one of my favorites. I hope you’ll take the time to read it again even if only for yourself.

    Thank you.

  3. mtte.
    mtte. October 1, 2006 at 8:38 am |

    You know when you look at something for hours, eyes all kinds of crossed, knowing that something’s just not right? That was my afternoon and this story– a mighty THANK YOU for locating a version in toto and check back.

    Have always considered Kenneth Goldsmith (No. 111.etc) an ideal way to fuel a poetry or opera training podcast, but Roar maybe even better.

  4. Denise
    Denise October 1, 2006 at 5:39 pm |

    Apologies again for I think I have directed you to yet another edited version. I can’t believe this madness! It omits one of the most important parts of the story, when Doodle’s brother shows him the coffin that was made for him.

    Here, I’m almost positive, is the complete version of this story:

    http://hometown.aol.com/lexmetroid90/scarletibispg1.html

    Thank you, Miette.

  5. a
    a October 1, 2006 at 8:31 pm |

    Kenny G. yes, perhaps something from Fidget? I personally prefer the works of Toadex Hobogrammathon:

    http://www.ubu.com/ubu/pdf/toadex_name.pdf#search=%22name%20a%20novel%22

    (Fair disclosure: I know Mr. Toadex and so am biased.)

    And here’s Jaap Blonk’s version of “Roar” (“brüllt”) for, er, reference:

    http://www.ubu.com/sound/blonk.html

  6. mtte.
    mtte. October 2, 2006 at 1:43 am |

    Re: the ongoing quest for the unexpurgated, I’m finding that no two online copies are identical, and that startlingly, none of the four thousand (or so) anthologies of short fiction from which I often read to you include the Hurst in its pre-digigarbled form. But fortunately, Your Miette is nothing if not assiduous, and eyes should remain peeled.

    This Brüllt is humbling perfection (all should click link above and listen) and if I ever become capable of delivering so well, it’ll be time to retire. As for Name, (WELL).

  7. Kristine Marshall
    Kristine Marshall October 26, 2006 at 7:12 pm |

    Hi,
    how are you have a nice day!!!!

  8. coray
    coray November 10, 2006 at 6:19 am |

    My husband (and cat) and I listen to you each night before bed. Thank you so much for the excellent choices and evocative readings. (Tonight you made me sad; I expected something along the lines of hilarity given your John Cage allusion and listener’s request, but this story was not so cagey. Sorry for the pun–it was just too easy.)

    Have you considered reading us any Elizabeth Bowen? Perhaps a story from the 1930s or 1940s? I noticed that you read her friend and occasional lover Sean O’Faolain. Bowen gets some bad press for her conservatism, but she did write some wonderful fiction.

  9. Jerrica Olsen
    Jerrica Olsen January 6, 2007 at 4:05 pm |

    I read this fantastic story with my 9th grade liturature class. This story is now one of my favorites. As we read it in class i thought i was the only one crying, but when i looked around a couple of boys were as well. This story is amazing and will make you think diffrent on how you treat someone.

  10. Mrs. Mary Kate Davidson
    Mrs. Mary Kate Davidson August 25, 2007 at 12:03 pm |

    This book Sucks

  11. clive whitworth
    clive whitworth September 4, 2007 at 10:21 pm |

    Not about this story, just in general.
    What a great site. Thanks. Makes commuting much more pleasurable after the 12hr night shift. You should put a donate a dollar button. I, being a cheapskate probably wouldn’t click it if I can get it free, but there are many many people nicer than I who would.
    Thank you so much.

  12. kara
    kara September 27, 2007 at 3:11 pm |

    this is a wonderfully sad story

  13. Vickie
    Vickie October 4, 2007 at 5:00 pm |

    I want to thank who ever posted the web site for the full story of “The Scarlet Ibis” on September 30, 2006. I could not find this in the library or Barnes & Noble. My daughter is studying this in her 8th grade English class, and she only had a very short, butchered version of the story. The teacher was asking questions about the complete story. You and the web site are answered prayers.

  14. Denise
    Denise October 5, 2007 at 8:23 pm |

    Vickie, actually, the link posted on September 30th was still incorrect. Keep reading through the comments, the one posted on October 1st is the correct link for the full story. Here it is again…

    http://hometown.aol.com/lexmetroid90/scarletibispg1.html

    Hope this helps. It’s such a wonderful story.

  15. Rachel
    Rachel November 2, 2007 at 3:31 am |

    this story is one of my favorites, I love the full versoin of it! I am studieing it in my 9th grade class, and I love how the more you read it (or listen to it), the more you begin to recognize all of the motifs and hidden meanings in the story. I love it no matter how sad, I cried the first time I read it too… thank you for reading it! It is such a great story! I’ve learned a lot! 🙂

  16. Free Space Comix: the blog » On the Trail of Toadex Hobogrammathon

    […] Miette’s Bedtime Story Podcast (It’s in this one that one of the commentors mentions that Mr. Toadex is a friend, in the same sentence as recommending Kenneth Goldsmith’s Fidget for a conceptual audio project.) http://www.miettecast.com/2006/09/30/the-scarlet-ibis/ […]

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