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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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Things that make us go "Hmmm...." (2019 edition) 30DugsBooks, Yesterday 5:23pmignore
2018: Articles about books, writers & publishing 110justifiedsinner, Yesterday 4:25amignore
April, 2019: “It was a bright cold day in April, and the clocks were striking thirteen.” (Orwell) 10CliffBurns, Thursday 11:00amignore
Cinema, 2019--The Future Has Arrived 86CliffBurns, Wednesday 11:19amignore
2019: Obits and Memorials 68iansales, Tuesday 3:31pmignore
2019: Personal news and announcements from our members 17CliffBurns, Sunday 1:11pmignore
2018: Television shows/series worth watching 58justifiedsinner, April 10ignore
March, 2019--"March is the month of expectation /The things we do not know" (E. Dickinson) 24CliffBurns, March 28ignore
Another poetry thread / I thought the last one was dead / along with my aching head / from Nantucket 296Cecrow, March 27ignore
Drama on Radio 3 68CliffBurns, March 4ignore
How/where do you buy books? 320anna_in_pdx, March 1ignore
February, 2019: "Whateva da weatha", keep reading 38CliffBurns, February 27ignore
Sci Fi that doesn't suck 125CliffBurns, February 18ignore
Now That's What I Call More Modern Music, Part IV 145CliffBurns, February 15ignore
Judging Books by Their Covers 137CliffBurns, February 13ignore
2019: Articles about books, authors and publishing 17CliffBurns, February 3ignore
January, 2019--Books we're reading to greet the New Year 45RobertDay, February 1ignore
Looking back on 2018--"Best of..." Lists and Reflections 13CliffBurns, January 20ignore
Great quotes, memorable bits of wisdom (Thread #2) 96CliffBurns, January 1ignore
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
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
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

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