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Literary Snobs

There's a time and a place for badly-written populist mind-candy. This is neither. It is, however, the place to appreciate good writing - both past and present, genre or non-genre. No deathless prose, no cardboard characters, no idiot plots. The good stuff. Such as Lawrence Durrell, John Fowles, Anthony Burgess, DH Lawrence, Joseph Conrad, Thomas Pynchon, Doris Lessing, Kathy Acker, Hanan Al-Shaykh, Georgette Heyer, Thomas Mann, Milorad Pavić, Kazuo Ishiguro, Michel Houellebecq, Roberto Bolaño, Harry Mulisch...

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September 2018--Reading while awaiting Elizabeth Bishop's "September rain..." 27CliffBurns, Yesterday 3:06pmignore
2018: Personal news and messages from our members 19CliffBurns, Sunday 10:03pmignore
Great quotes, memorable bits of wisdom (Thread #2) 86mejix, Sunday 2:34pmignore
Things that make you go "Hmmmm..." (2018 Installment) 51CliffBurns, September 17ignore
2018: Articles about books, writers & publishing 77Cecrow, September 17ignore
2018 Obits--Gone, but not forgotten 92jldarden, September 6ignore
2018 Cinema--Leave comic book movies to childish minds 87CliffBurns, September 3ignore
Now That's What I Call More Modern Music, Part IV 143CliffBurns, September 2ignore
August, 2018: Reading while the rest of the world burns 18BookConcierge, August 30ignore
July 2018: Red-hot reads for a blazing summer 32RobertDay, August 9ignore
June 2018: Recent reads 25PZR, July 29ignore
How/where do you buy books? 303PZR, July 28ignore
Podcasts--favorite shows, features of note 15CliffBurns, July 8ignore
2018: Television shows/series worth watching 38mejix, July 2ignore
May 2018: What we're reading and discussing 32cindydavid4, June 6ignore
Why snobs? 14cindydavid4, May 29ignore
Judging Books by Their Covers 133lisapeet, May 23ignore
April 2018 - reading to ward off the April Fools 20BookConcierge, May 6ignore
March, 2018 - Read about the lions and the lambs 35BookConcierge, April 1ignore
Personal messages: 2017 45anna_in_pdx, March 28ignore
Another poetry thread / I thought the last one was dead / along with my aching head / from Nantucket 283mejix, March 28ignore
How many books are too many 80ALWINN, March 15ignore
February, 2018--Live, Love...and Read 27cindydavid4, March 1ignore
January, 2018: Chipping away at the TBR pile 43BookConcierge, February 6ignore
Sci Fi that doesn't suck 121CliffBurns, January 27ignore
Cinema, 2017--where's the sound and vision? 274mejix, January 5ignore
December, 2017: Chilly Scenes of Winter 38BookConcierge, January 4ignore
2017: Obits and Tributes 133Cecrow, January 2ignore
"Hmmmmm"...2017 edition 81anna_in_pdx, December 2017ignore
Christmas wish list, 2017 edition 14CliffBurns, December 2017ignore
November, 2017--nothing insulates better than a good, thick book 36BookConcierge, December 2017ignore
Book Hauls 6: A thread about buying books ... 187anna_in_pdx, December 2017ignore
The History Channel--examining and re-imagining the past 15CliffBurns, November 2017ignore
Great visuals--art and graphic design for smart people 254CliffBurns, November 2017ignore
2017: Author Interviews and Features 56CliffBurns, November 2017ignore
October, 2017: Even the "Great Pumpkin" has a TBR Pile 24BookConcierge, November 2017ignore
September, 2017: A bumper crop of great books 33BookConcierge, October 2017ignore
Television programs/series worth watching--2017 25CliffBurns, September 2017ignore
August, 2017--The sun also rises on a long, hot summer... 39BookConcierge, August 2017ignore
Reading Chinese Contemporary Fiction (in English translation!) 18Limelite, August 2017ignore
July, 2017--Celebrate Canada's 150th birthday with a diverse, alternative read 52Limelite, August 2017ignore
A Reader Returns to Reading 11Limelite, July 2017ignore
Weeding your collection--the joys and tribulations 11jldarden, July 2017ignore
changeling 6justifiedsinner, July 2017ignore
June, 2017 reading: books, bugs and sunblock 56anna_in_pdx, July 2017ignore
May, 2017---The ideologically correct books we are reading 56BookConcierge, June 2017ignore
literary nonfiction 24jennybhatt, May 2017ignore
April, 2017--Spring reading 55Limelite, May 2017ignore
March, 2017: Coming in like a lamb, going out like a lion 33BookConcierge, March 2017ignore
February, 2017--The books dearest to our hearts 29anna_in_pdx, March 2017ignore
Notes on publishing II: Midnight Vengeance 36CliffBurns, February 2017ignore
January, 2017: Swearing off bad books, cheap wine and small talk about the weather 55BookConcierge, February 2017ignore
Looking back on 2016: An overview 15bluepiano, January 2017ignore
Holiday acquisiitons 10Cecrow, January 2017ignore
Obits & tributes---#6 309Cecrow, January 2017ignore
December, 2016: Ho-Ho-Holidays leave more time for reading 40BookConcierge, January 2017ignore
Snob TV--circa 2016 28mejix, January 2017ignore
Cinema, 2016--Just say "no" to eye candy and franchise flicks 242timspalding, December 2016ignore
Personal Messages: 2016 67mejix, December 2016ignore
Author interviews and features: 2016 42CliffBurns, December 2016ignore
Magazines of note (issues and articles worthy of exploration) 90Cecrow, December 2016ignore
Things that make us go "Hmmmm" (2016) 199CliffBurns, December 2016ignore
November, 2016: Grow a moustache, read a good book 46BookConcierge, November 2016ignore
October, 2016--reading appropriate to the season 50Limelite, November 2016ignore
Drama on Radio 3 67Dzerzhinsky, November 2016ignore
J. G. Ballard Dead 39Cecrow, November 2016ignore
Not the Nobel Prize 12Jargoneer, November 2016ignore
What's up with that? 44Dzerzhinsky, November 2016ignore
Tough Reads 16CliffBurns, November 2016ignore
Travis Mcgee 4CliffBurns, November 2016ignore
April, 2016--Books, stories, essays, poetry...what we're reading and why 35anna_in_pdx, November 2016ignore
Pats and Slaps-- or a snob's guide to shapeshifter erotica for the discerning intellect 76DugsBooks, October 2016ignore
July, 2016--big, fat, juicy summer reads 42Sandydog1, October 2016ignore
September, 2016--discerning bibliophiles want to know: what are you reading? 48lisapeet, October 2016ignore
August 2016 - lazy, hazy, crazy days of reading 43BookConcierge, September 2016ignore
June, 2016--tell us about those sizzlin' summer reads 38BookConcierge, July 2016ignore
Venting...the "I Hate James Patterson" et all thread 108drmamm, June 2016ignore
June, 2106--tell us about those sizzling' summer reads 2CliffBurns, June 2016ignore
May, 2016--readings & recommendations 37mejix, June 2016ignore
March, 2016: Readings and Discussions 22CliffBurns, March 2016ignore
February, 2016: Readings, critiques, discussions 26supercell, March 2016ignore
Arno Schmidt 1inaudible, February 2016ignore
2016 Edition--Author Features and Interviews 16justifiedsinner, February 2016ignore
January, 2016--Start the year with just the right book 26RobertDay, January 2016ignore
Personal Message Board--2015 81ajsomerset, January 2016ignore
Best of 2015--Post about your favourites of the year 15lewbs, January 2016ignore
Films, 2015--Movies we're watching 287mejix, January 2016ignore
December, 2015--Closing out the year reading 25Sandydog1, December 2015ignore
Hmmmm....2015 edition of weirdness and miscellanea 209mejix, December 2015ignore
Snob TV (V): 2015 edition 15tjh66, December 2015ignore
Books and literary gifts we'd love to see in our Christmas stocking 4inaudible, December 2015ignore
November, 2015: Books, books & still more books 20ajsomerset, November 2015ignore
Author interviews & features--2015 (Thread #6) 26CliffBurns, November 2015ignore
video tour of amazing bookshops 4EnriqueFreeque, November 2015ignore
October, 2015 reading: autumn books 35dianeham, November 2015ignore
Lit Snobs Group Read? 34CliffBurns, October 2015ignore
Interviews/Features on authors (Thread #5) 225CliffBurns, October 2015ignore
Internet for Smarties: Interesting sites on diverse topics/subjects 164CliffBurns, October 2015ignore
2666 on the stage 1inaudible, October 2015ignore
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