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Is there a list of recommended reading for beginners?

I recommend all the books by Claude Piron. I haven't read them all yet, but Claude Piron had a style very simple and rich ! He is really the author who gave me a crush on esperanto ! He was able to ...
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How can I find out if a book has been translated to Esperanto?

One possible way would be to contact the larger Esperanto libraries. Wikipedia lists them here. The biggest collections of Esperanto literature are: The National Library of Austria (with ...
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Why does the name "The Lord of the Rings" use 'l'' instead of 'la'?

The "la" can be shortened to "l'" for artistic purposes. And I've always imagined we would pronounce the title as "del ringoj" (add the l' to the de, rather than to the ringoj).
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Why does the name "The Lord of the Rings" use 'l'' instead of 'la'?

Dropping the a of la is not slang and it’s actually the 16th rule of the fundamento: The a of the article, and final o of substantives, may be sometimes dropped euphoniae gratia, e.g. de l’ mond'...
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Is there an Esperanto publisher that I could buy books from?

There are a lot of bookshops and publishers from which you can order Esperanto books. Given that sending costs can depend on how far you live from the location of the bookshop of publisher, I will ...
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Where do I find online bookshelves with ebooks or PDFs written in Esperanto?

http://www.gutenberg.org/browse/languages/eo You can find quite a lot of books on Project Gutenberg. And on this page: http://esperanto.us/
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Where do I find online bookshelves with ebooks or PDFs written in Esperanto?

There are a whole lot of PDF e-books here: http://i-espero.info/files/elibroj/ They include La Mirinda Sorĉisto de Oz and others in the series, Alicio en Mirlando and Trans la Spegulo, as well as the ...
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Which is the longest book published in Esperanto?

Something like this is best answered by someone who works at an Esperanto library. I am not sure, but I can give you a list of contenders. I don't own these books, so I can only judge by the reported ...
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Where can I find free Esperanto audiobooks?

Here you can listen to La Eta Princo by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry. If you want to download it and listen to it offline, I would recommend something like AllTube Download and select Audio only (mp3).
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Where can I find free Esperanto audiobooks?

The only one I could find after some searching is https://librivox.org/la-aventuroj-de-alicio-en-mirlando-by-lewis-carroll/
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Is there an Esperanto literary canon?

In 1988, the famed Esperanto poet William Auld produced a list of "Esperanto Classics" -- essentially the Esperanto canon as he saw it. He updated the list in 1997. Here are the novels from the list: ...
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Is there a list of recommended reading for beginners?

I personally found Ne Ekzistas Verdaj Steloj by Liven Dek (https://www.amazon.com/Ekzistas-Verdaj-Steloj-Mikronoveloj-Esperanto/dp/1595692355) to be an excellent story to help me learn Esperanto style....
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Where do I find online bookshelves with ebooks or PDFs written in Esperanto?

There's an almost complete collection of the works of Claude Piron in epub format (amongst others). I recommend all of the books in the ĉu-series for a bit of light reading and to learn some new vocab....
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Is there an award for Esperanto literature?

The closest to that is the OSIEK Prize, which is judged annually on the basis of nominations, and may be awarded for most kinds of published work in Esperanto, including translations and reference ...
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What motivated the choice of Esperanto in the Saga comic?

During a Skype chat with Brian K. Vaughan a guy asked him why he uses the Blue language (Esperanto) in the Saga comic and a symbol language in the Paper Girls comic. Brian then gives the closest thing ...
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How can I find out if a book has been translated to Esperanto?

Jane Chen's suggestion is the best advice. However, this is a serious issue which is yet to be properly dealt with. To my knowledge there is no central database. Many old translations have never been ...
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How can I find out if a book has been translated to Esperanto?

My approach is usually to look at the article for the book on Wikipedia and then check if there is an Esperanto translation of the article. If there is an article then it will usually talk about any ...
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Where can I interact with other Esperanto speakers about literature?

There is Goodreads, where the is an Esperanto group: https://www.goodreads.com/group/show/10231-esperanto The discussion isn't very active, but there is a common "bookshelf" where one can see what ...
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Where can I find free Esperanto audiobooks?

You can get some of Jack Vance's works in mp3 format for free from here. See the section "Scienca Fikcio", some of the entries there have an mp3 link. You can listen to them online or download them.
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Where do I find online bookshelves with ebooks or PDFs written in Esperanto?

At i-espero.info there are more than 150 books available as PDFs. Both translations and original Esperanto literature. There is also an option to download all the books at once as a 250 MB zip file.
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Why “kion” instead of “kiun” in this sentence?

The use of kio instead of kiu with reference to a single noun here is simply wrong. There are cases that may look like such a use, but this is not the case here. In the 18th edition of the Fundamenta ...
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Where can I find free Esperanto audiobooks?

Here are four selections from Fabeloj de Andersen (link); only the four under Fabeloj kun Voĉo have sound, the rest are just text. There are some others on LibriVox, but the pronunciation isn't very ...
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What are examples of Esperanto-given names?

Here are all the given names that appear in the Fundamento de Esperanto. I list them in the form in which they appear there, i.e. sometimes with contracted ending (e.g. Henriet' instead of Henrieto), ...
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Ĉu ekzistas pentristoj en esperantujo?

La pentristo Otto Dix uzis Esperanton por skribi poŝtkartojn dum la unua mondmilito: Otto Dix, likewise, sent hundreds of illustrated field postcards to Helene Jakob, the Dresden telephone operator ...
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book search engine?

Are you perhaps thinking of the Tekstaro? I think it would sort of do what you want except that it has a fairly limited selection of books so it’s more useful just to check language usage rather than ...
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Where can I interact with other Esperanto speakers about literature?

The Facebook group Literatura Babilejo has 340 members, who publish posts and comments about Esperanto literature every day. Multiple active members of this group are themselves authors of Esperanto ...
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What are examples of Esperanto-given names?

Any name can be 'esperantised', usually by adding an -o, and transliterating the sounds with the respective Eo approximations. Double letters seem to be dropped. I'm just looking at Chris Gledhill's ...
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What were Clarence Bicknell's Esperanto translations of Alfred Tennyson's poems published in?

As far as I know, he only translated Guinevere, Godiva, and Œnone. They were published in one volume by Pietro Gibelli of Bordighera in 1906. I have a digital copy (images only) and I may find time ...
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Song in esperanto

This song is called "Jen", it is sung by La Porkoj and you can listen to it here.
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Is there a list of recommended reading for beginners?

In the article start reading Esperanto literature in Chuck Smith's blog about Esperanto, literature expert Amelie Ambrus recommends Gerda Malaperis and Fajron Sentas Mi Interne to start out with and ...
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