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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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2020: Articles about writers, writing and publishing 53iansales, Today 2:11amignore
Poetry III: A Poet Can Survive Everything But A Misprint 20CliffBurns, Yesterday 6:36pmignore
June, 2020 Readings “At midnight, in the month of June, I stand beneath the mystic moon.” (Edgar Allan Poe) 4mejix, Yesterday 12:04amignore
Things that make you go "Hmmm..." (2020 Edition) 26DugsBooks, Monday 2:50pmignore
May, 2020 Readings: “May, more than any other month of the year, wants us to feel alive.” (F. Hudson) 24CliffBurns, Sunday 11:47pmignore
2020: Obits and Memorials 82mejix, Friday 8:52pmignore
Now That's What I Call More Modern Music, Part IV 166mejix, Wednesday 6:07pmignore
Films we're watching in 2020 106CliffBurns, Wednesday 2:31amignore
April, 2020--Readings "April... hath put a spirit of youth in everything." - William Shakespeare 34CliffBurns, May 1ignore
2018: Television shows/series worth watching 86CliffBurns, April 29ignore
2020: Personal news and announcements from our members 8KatrinkaV, April 25ignore
Great quotes, memorable bits of wisdom (Thread #2) 111mejix, April 23ignore
How/Where do you buy your books? (Thread #2) 33CliffBurns, April 9ignore
March, 2020 Readings: "It was one of those March days...when it is summer in the light, and winter in the shade." 22CliffBurns, April 1ignore
Great visuals--art and graphic design for smart people 265CliffBurns, March 12ignore
February, 2020: "Surely as cometh the Winter, I know/There are Spring violets under the snow." R. H. Newell 26Cecrow, March 2ignore
Sci Fi that doesn't suck 188CliffBurns, February 28ignore
January, 2020 Readings: “Nourish beginnings, let us nourish beginnings" (Muriel Rukeyser) 31Limelite, February 21ignore
Book Hauls 6: A thread about buying books ... 198RobertDay, January 27ignore
2019: Obits and Memorials 202cindydavid4, January 22ignore
Judging Books by Their Covers 141CliffBurns, January 15ignore
What does 'literary' mean and what makes something literary? 12bookstopshere, January 10ignore
Best (and worst) books of 2019 12Limelite, January 7ignore
Things that make us go "Hmmm...." (2019 edition) 162DugsBooks, January 2ignore
2019: Personal news and announcements from our members 49CliffBurns, January 1ignore
December, 2019 Readings: "December drops no weak, relenting tear..." C. Cranch 28CliffBurns, December 2019ignore
Cinema, 2019--The Future Has Arrived 201CliffBurns, December 2019ignore
2019: Articles about books, authors and publishing 110CliffBurns, December 2019ignore
November, 2019 Readings ("And it's hard to hold a candle/In the cold November rain." Guns 'n Roses 24CliffBurns, November 2019ignore
October, 2019 (Readings) "October country...that country whose people are autumn people, thinking only autumn thoughts." 26Maura49, November 2019ignore
On Nobel Prize Winners (Literature) Your Thoughts? 31featherbear, October 2019ignore
How/where do you buy books? 331CliffBurns, October 2019ignore
Drama on Radio 3 70CliffBurns, October 2019ignore
September, 2019: "September: the most beautiful of words...evoking orange-flowers, swallows, and regret." 36CliffBurns, September 2019ignore
August, 2019: What we're reading and why we're reading it 23Limelite, September 2019ignore
The History Channel--examining and re-imagining the past 16CliffBurns, September 2019ignore
July, 2019 Books: "We thread our way through a moving forest of ice-cream cones & crimson thighs." Jean-Dominique Bauby 26BookConcierge, August 2019ignore
E-readers: Yes or No 303Maura49, July 2019ignore
June, 2019 Readings: "Here's a hymn to welcome in the day/Heralding a summer's early sway." (The Decembrists) 23BookConcierge, June 2019ignore
May, 2019: Readings..."What potent blood hath modest May" (Emerson) 21KatrinkaV, June 2019ignore
2018: Articles about books, writers & publishing 117CliffBurns, May 2019ignore
April, 2019: “It was a bright cold day in April, and the clocks were striking thirteen.” (Orwell) 17anna_in_pdx, May 2019ignore
Another poetry thread / I thought the last one was dead / along with my aching head / from Nantucket 297CliffBurns, April 2019ignore
March, 2019--"March is the month of expectation /The things we do not know" (E. Dickinson) 24CliffBurns, March 2019ignore
February, 2019: "Whateva da weatha", keep reading 38CliffBurns, February 2019ignore
January, 2019--Books we're reading to greet the New Year 45RobertDay, February 2019ignore
Looking back on 2018--"Best of..." Lists and Reflections 13CliffBurns, January 2019ignore
2018 Cinema--Leave comic book movies to childish minds 137CliffBurns, December 2018ignore
December, 2018: "Chill December brings the sleet, blazing fire, and Christmas treat." 26KatrinkaV, December 2018ignore
2018: Personal news and messages from our members 33KatrinkaV, December 2018ignore
Things that make you go "Hmmmm..." (2018 Installment) 59civitas, December 2018ignore
On reading unreadable books. 131iansales, December 2018ignore
November, 2018 (Reading) "I'll wait until November/And sing a song of gray" (G. Brooks) 23iansales, November 2018ignore
2018 Obits--Gone, but not forgotten 108mejix, November 2018ignore
October Surprises (2018)--Readings and meditations on good books 25CliffBurns, November 2018ignore
September 2018--Reading while awaiting Elizabeth Bishop's "September rain..." 30anna_in_pdx, September 2018ignore
August, 2018: Reading while the rest of the world burns 18BookConcierge, August 2018ignore
July 2018: Red-hot reads for a blazing summer 32RobertDay, August 2018ignore
June 2018: Recent reads 25PZR, July 2018ignore
Podcasts--favorite shows, features of note 15CliffBurns, July 2018ignore
May 2018: What we're reading and discussing 32cindydavid4, June 2018ignore
Why snobs? 14cindydavid4, May 2018ignore
April 2018 - reading to ward off the April Fools 20BookConcierge, May 2018ignore
March, 2018 - Read about the lions and the lambs 35BookConcierge, April 2018ignore
Personal messages: 2017 45anna_in_pdx, March 2018ignore
How many books are too many 80ALWINN, March 2018ignore
February, 2018--Live, Love...and Read 27cindydavid4, March 2018ignore
January, 2018: Chipping away at the TBR pile 43BookConcierge, February 2018ignore
Cinema, 2017--where's the sound and vision? 274mejix, January 2018ignore
December, 2017: Chilly Scenes of Winter 38BookConcierge, January 2018ignore
2017: Obits and Tributes 133Cecrow, January 2018ignore
"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
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
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