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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2021: The Movies We're Watching50 non-lus / 50CliffBurns, Hier 12:44am
2021: Personal Message Board18 non-lus / 18CliffBurns, Mercredi 4:06pm
Poetry III: A Poet Can Survive Everything But A Misprint30 non-lus / 30CliffBurns, Mardi 5:26pm
May, 2021 Readings: "The month of May was come, when every lusty heart beginneth to blossom, and to bring forth fruit."2 non-lus / 2mejix, Dimanche 3:24pm
2021: Fond farewells and obits27 non-lus / 27cindydavid4, Samedi 10:26pm
Sci Fi that doesn't suck209 non-lus / 209CliffBurns, Avril 26
April, 2021 Readings: "April hath put a spirit of youth in everything." (Shakespeare)16 non-lus / 16CliffBurns, Avril 26
2021: Articles on authors and publishing21 non-lus / 21CliffBurns, Avril 25
What Light Prose/Comedy Meets Snobby Standards?13 non-lus / 13SandraArdnas, Avril 23
Great quotes, memorable bits of wisdom (Thread #2)113 non-lus / 113CliffBurns, Avril 15
Things that make you go "Hmmm..." (2020 Edition)41 non-lus / 41CliffBurns, Avril 8
Book Hauls 6: A thread about buying books ...199 non-lus / 199CliffBurns, Avril 1
March, 2021 Readings: "March is the month of expectation, the things we do not know..." (Emily Dickenson)26 non-lus / 26BookConcierge, Mars 31
How/Where do you buy your books? (Thread #2)37 non-lus / 37RobertDay, Mars 27
Now That's What I Call More Modern Music, Part IV172 non-lus / 172CliffBurns, Mars 18
Films we're watching in 2020139 non-lus / 139berthirsch, Mars 3
February, 2021 Reading: “February is the border between winter and spring." (T. Guillemets)19 non-lus / 19RobertDay, Mars 1
2018: Television shows/series worth watching88 non-lus / 88CliffBurns, Février 23
January, 2021--"And now we welcome the new year, full of things that have never been.” (R.M. Rilke)19 non-lus / 19mykl-s, Janvier 31
December, 2020 Readings: "On cold December fragrant chaplets blow/And heavy harvests nod beneath the snow." (A. Pope)7 non-lus / 7CliffBurns, Janvier 1
2020: Obits and Memorials152 non-lus / 152CliffBurns, Décembre 2020
2020: Articles about writers, writing and publishing82 non-lus / 82CliffBurns, Décembre 2020
2020: Personal news and announcements from our members32 non-lus / 32RobertDay, Décembre 2020
November, 2020 Readings: "Since golden October declined into sombre November..." T.S. Eliot25 non-lus / 25BookConcierge, Novembre 2020
October, 2020 Readings: "I have been younger in October than in all the months of spring.” (W.S. Merwin)18 non-lus / 18KatrinkaV, Novembre 2020
On Nobel Prize Winners (Literature) Your Thoughts?33 non-lus / 33Cecrow, Octobre 2020
September, 2020 Readings: "Like steps of passing ghosts/The leaves, frost-crisp’d, break from the trees/And fall…"17 non-lus / 17CliffBurns, Octobre 2020
August, 2020, Reading: "That August time it was delight / To watch the red moons wane to white." A. Charles Swinburne14 non-lus / 14cindydavid4, Septembre 2020
July, 2020 Readings "July is a blind date with summer." (Hal Borland)28 non-lus / 28BookConcierge, Juillet 2020
June, 2020 Readings “At midnight, in the month of June, I stand beneath the mystic moon.” (Edgar Allan Poe)23 non-lus / 23CliffBurns, Juin 2020
May, 2020 Readings: “May, more than any other month of the year, wants us to feel alive.” (F. Hudson)24 non-lus / 24CliffBurns, Mai 2020
April, 2020--Readings "April... hath put a spirit of youth in everything." - William Shakespeare34 non-lus / 34CliffBurns, Mai 2020
March, 2020 Readings: "It was one of those March days...when it is summer in the light, and winter in the shade."22 non-lus / 22CliffBurns, Avril 2020
Great visuals--art and graphic design for smart people265 non-lus / 265CliffBurns, Mars 2020
February, 2020: "Surely as cometh the Winter, I know/There are Spring violets under the snow." R. H. Newell26 non-lus / 26Cecrow, Mars 2020
January, 2020 Readings: “Nourish beginnings, let us nourish beginnings" (Muriel Rukeyser)31 non-lus / 31Limelite, Février 2020
2019: Obits and Memorials202 non-lus / 202cindydavid4, Janvier 2020
Judging Books by Their Covers141 non-lus / 141CliffBurns, Janvier 2020
What does 'literary' mean and what makes something literary?12 non-lus / 12bookstopshere, Janvier 2020
Best (and worst) books of 201912 non-lus / 12Limelite, Janvier 2020
Things that make us go "Hmmm...." (2019 edition)162 non-lus / 162DugsBooks, Janvier 2020
2019: Personal news and announcements from our members49 non-lus / 49CliffBurns, Janvier 2020
December, 2019 Readings: "December drops no weak, relenting tear..." C. Cranch28 non-lus / 28CliffBurns, Décembre 2019
Cinema, 2019--The Future Has Arrived201 non-lus / 201CliffBurns, Décembre 2019
2019: Articles about books, authors and publishing110 non-lus / 110CliffBurns, Décembre 2019
November, 2019 Readings ("And it's hard to hold a candle/In the cold November rain." Guns 'n Roses24 non-lus / 24CliffBurns, Novembre 2019
October, 2019 (Readings) "October country...that country whose people are autumn people, thinking only autumn thoughts."26 non-lus / 26Maura49, Novembre 2019
How/where do you buy books?331 non-lus / 331CliffBurns, Octobre 2019
Drama on Radio 370 non-lus / 70CliffBurns, Octobre 2019
September, 2019: "September: the most beautiful of words...evoking orange-flowers, swallows, and regret."36 non-lus / 36CliffBurns, Septembre 2019
August, 2019: What we're reading and why we're reading it23 non-lus / 23Limelite, Septembre 2019
The History Channel--examining and re-imagining the past16 non-lus / 16CliffBurns, Septembre 2019
July, 2019 Books: "We thread our way through a moving forest of ice-cream cones & crimson thighs." Jean-Dominique Bauby26 non-lus / 26BookConcierge, Août 2019
E-readers: Yes or No303 non-lus / 303Maura49, Juillet 2019
June, 2019 Readings: "Here's a hymn to welcome in the day/Heralding a summer's early sway." (The Decembrists)23 non-lus / 23BookConcierge, Juin 2019
May, 2019: Readings..."What potent blood hath modest May" (Emerson)21 non-lus / 21KatrinkaV, Juin 2019
2018: Articles about books, writers & publishing117 non-lus / 117CliffBurns, Mai 2019
April, 2019: “It was a bright cold day in April, and the clocks were striking thirteen.” (Orwell)17 non-lus / 17anna_in_pdx, Mai 2019
Another poetry thread / I thought the last one was dead / along with my aching head / from Nantucket297 non-lus / 297CliffBurns, Avril 2019
March, 2019--"March is the month of expectation /The things we do not know" (E. Dickinson)24 non-lus / 24CliffBurns, Mars 2019
February, 2019: "Whateva da weatha", keep reading38 non-lus / 38CliffBurns, Février 2019
January, 2019--Books we're reading to greet the New Year45 non-lus / 45RobertDay, Février 2019
Looking back on 2018--"Best of..." Lists and Reflections13 non-lus / 13CliffBurns, Janvier 2019
2018 Cinema--Leave comic book movies to childish minds137 non-lus / 137CliffBurns, Décembre 2018
December, 2018: "Chill December brings the sleet, blazing fire, and Christmas treat."26 non-lus / 26KatrinkaV, Décembre 2018
2018: Personal news and messages from our members33 non-lus / 33KatrinkaV, Décembre 2018
Things that make you go "Hmmmm..." (2018 Installment)59 non-lus / 59civitas, Décembre 2018
On reading unreadable books.131 non-lus / 131iansales, Décembre 2018
November, 2018 (Reading) "I'll wait until November/And sing a song of gray" (G. Brooks)23 non-lus / 23iansales, Novembre 2018
2018 Obits--Gone, but not forgotten108 non-lus / 108mejix, Novembre 2018
October Surprises (2018)--Readings and meditations on good books25 non-lus / 25CliffBurns, Novembre 2018
September 2018--Reading while awaiting Elizabeth Bishop's "September rain..."30 non-lus / 30anna_in_pdx, Septembre 2018
August, 2018: Reading while the rest of the world burns18 non-lus / 18BookConcierge, Août 2018
July 2018: Red-hot reads for a blazing summer32 non-lus / 32RobertDay, Août 2018
June 2018: Recent reads25 non-lus / 25PZR, Juillet 2018
Podcasts--favorite shows, features of note15 non-lus / 15CliffBurns, Juillet 2018
May 2018: What we're reading and discussing32 non-lus / 32cindydavid4, Juin 2018
Why snobs?14 non-lus / 14cindydavid4, Mai 2018
April 2018 - reading to ward off the April Fools20 non-lus / 20BookConcierge, Mai 2018
March, 2018 - Read about the lions and the lambs35 non-lus / 35BookConcierge, Avril 2018
Personal messages: 201745 non-lus / 45anna_in_pdx, Mars 2018
How many books are too many80 non-lus / 80ALWINN, Mars 2018
February, 2018--Live, Love...and Read27 non-lus / 27cindydavid4, Mars 2018
January, 2018: Chipping away at the TBR pile43 non-lus / 43BookConcierge, Février 2018
Cinema, 2017--where's the sound and vision?274 non-lus / 274mejix, Janvier 2018
December, 2017: Chilly Scenes of Winter38 non-lus / 38BookConcierge, Janvier 2018
2017: Obits and Tributes133 non-lus / 133Cecrow, Janvier 2018
"Hmmmmm"...2017 edition81 non-lus / 81anna_in_pdx, Décembre 2017
Christmas wish list, 2017 edition14 non-lus / 14CliffBurns, Décembre 2017
November, 2017--nothing insulates better than a good, thick book36 non-lus / 36BookConcierge, Décembre 2017
2017: Author Interviews and Features56 non-lus / 56CliffBurns, Novembre 2017
October, 2017: Even the "Great Pumpkin" has a TBR Pile24 non-lus / 24BookConcierge, Novembre 2017
September, 2017: A bumper crop of great books33 non-lus / 33BookConcierge, Octobre 2017
Television programs/series worth watching--201725 non-lus / 25CliffBurns, Septembre 2017
August, 2017--The sun also rises on a long, hot summer...39 non-lus / 39BookConcierge, Août 2017
Reading Chinese Contemporary Fiction (in English translation!)18 non-lus / 18Limelite, Août 2017
July, 2017--Celebrate Canada's 150th birthday with a diverse, alternative read52 non-lus / 52Limelite, Août 2017
A Reader Returns to Reading11 non-lus / 11Limelite, Juillet 2017
Weeding your collection--the joys and tribulations11 non-lus / 11jldarden, Juillet 2017
changeling6 non-lus / 6justifiedsinner, Juillet 2017
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