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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2022: The Movies We Love (...and not so much)31 no llegits / 31mejix, Ahir 7:34pm
May, 2022 Readings: "What potent blood hath modest May." Ralph W. Emerson9 no llegits / 9RobertDay, Ahir 7:25pm
2022: Things that make us go "Hmmm..."19 no llegits / 19RobertDay, dissabte 11:33am
2022: Articles on writing, authors and publishing13 no llegits / 13CliffBurns, divendres 10:18pm
2022 Obits: Gone, but not forgotten16 no llegits / 16CliffBurns, divendres 3:36pm
2022: Personal Message Board18 no llegits / 18CliffBurns, maig 9
April, 2022 Readings: “April. Month of dust and lies.” (Naguib Mahfouz)28 no llegits / 28bluepiano, abril 28
March, 2022 Readings: “March bustles in on windy feet, and sweeps my doorstep and my street.” (Susan Reiner)9 no llegits / 9BookConcierge, març 30
Great quotes, memorable bits of wisdom (Thread #2)117 no llegits / 117bluepiano, març 6
February, 2022 Readings: “February is the border between winter and spring.” (Terri Guillemets)22 no llegits / 22BookConcierge, febrer 28
2018: Television shows/series worth watching99 no llegits / 99mejix, febrer 21
January, 2022 (Reading): “Hope Smiles from the threshold of the year to come, Whispering 'it will be happier'...”29 no llegits / 29BookConcierge, gener 30
2021: Fond farewells and obits82 no llegits / 82CliffBurns, gener 21
Poetry III: A Poet Can Survive Everything But A Misprint33 no llegits / 33mejix, gener 14
2021: Personal Message Board43 no llegits / 43CliffBurns, gener 1
Dec. 2021: Readings "...it was in the bleak December/And each separate dying ember wrought its ghost upon the floor."22 no llegits / 22mejix, desembre 2021
2021: Articles on authors and publishing53 no llegits / 53mejix, desembre 2021
Now That's What I Call More Modern Music, Part IV173 no llegits / 173DugsBooks, desembre 2021
2021: The Movies We're Watching83 no llegits / 83CliffBurns, desembre 2021
September, 2011--Early autumn reading189 no llegits / 189RODNEYP, desembre 2021
November, 2021 Readings "November always seemed to me the Norway of the year." (Emily Dickinson)23 no llegits / 23CliffBurns, desembre 2021
October, 2021: Readings "I wish that every day was Saturday and every month was October.” Charmaine Ford20 no llegits / 20CliffBurns, octubre 2021
Things that make you go "Hmmm..." (2020 Edition)64 no llegits / 64DugsBooks, octubre 2021
Sept. 2021 Readings: "Late September holds onto the summer / like that promise you made / you can never forget."16 no llegits / 16KatrinkaV, octubre 2021
August, 2021 Readings: "I do not think I have said enough about the splintered disorder of June, July and August."30 no llegits / 30Limelite, setembre 2021
July, 2021 Readings: “The Summer looks out from her brazen tower/Through the flashing bars of July.” (Francis Thompson)19 no llegits / 19BookConcierge, agost 2021
June, 2021 Readings: "Green was the silence, wet was the light, the month of June trembled like a butterfly.” (Neruda)16 no llegits / 16BookConcierge, juliol 2021
Sci Fi that doesn't suck210 no llegits / 210CliffBurns, juny 2021
May, 2021 Readings: "The month of May was come, when every lusty heart beginneth to blossom, and to bring forth fruit."8 no llegits / 8Maura49, maig 2021
March, 2021 Readings: "March is the month of expectation, the things we do not know..." (Emily Dickenson)29 no llegits / 29CliffBurns, maig 2021
April, 2021 Readings: "April hath put a spirit of youth in everything." (Shakespeare)16 no llegits / 16CliffBurns, abril 2021
What Light Prose/Comedy Meets Snobby Standards?13 no llegits / 13SandraArdnas, abril 2021
Book Hauls 6: A thread about buying books ...199 no llegits / 199CliffBurns, abril 2021
How/Where do you buy your books? (Thread #2)37 no llegits / 37RobertDay, març 2021
Films we're watching in 2020139 no llegits / 139berthirsch, març 2021
February, 2021 Reading: “February is the border between winter and spring." (T. Guillemets)19 no llegits / 19RobertDay, març 2021
January, 2021--"And now we welcome the new year, full of things that have never been.” (R.M. Rilke)19 no llegits / 19mykl-s, gener 2021
December, 2020 Readings: "On cold December fragrant chaplets blow/And heavy harvests nod beneath the snow." (A. Pope)7 no llegits / 7CliffBurns, gener 2021
2020: Obits and Memorials152 no llegits / 152CliffBurns, desembre 2020
2020: Articles about writers, writing and publishing82 no llegits / 82CliffBurns, desembre 2020
2020: Personal news and announcements from our members32 no llegits / 32RobertDay, desembre 2020
November, 2020 Readings: "Since golden October declined into sombre November..." T.S. Eliot25 no llegits / 25BookConcierge, novembre 2020
October, 2020 Readings: "I have been younger in October than in all the months of spring.” (W.S. Merwin)18 no llegits / 18KatrinkaV, novembre 2020
On Nobel Prize Winners (Literature) Your Thoughts?33 no llegits / 33Cecrow, octubre 2020
September, 2020 Readings: "Like steps of passing ghosts/The leaves, frost-crisp’d, break from the trees/And fall…"17 no llegits / 17CliffBurns, octubre 2020
August, 2020, Reading: "That August time it was delight / To watch the red moons wane to white." A. Charles Swinburne14 no llegits / 14cindydavid4, setembre 2020
July, 2020 Readings "July is a blind date with summer." (Hal Borland)28 no llegits / 28BookConcierge, juliol 2020
June, 2020 Readings “At midnight, in the month of June, I stand beneath the mystic moon.” (Edgar Allan Poe)23 no llegits / 23CliffBurns, juny 2020
May, 2020 Readings: “May, more than any other month of the year, wants us to feel alive.” (F. Hudson)24 no llegits / 24CliffBurns, maig 2020
April, 2020--Readings "April... hath put a spirit of youth in everything." - William Shakespeare34 no llegits / 34CliffBurns, maig 2020
March, 2020 Readings: "It was one of those March days...when it is summer in the light, and winter in the shade."22 no llegits / 22CliffBurns, abril 2020
Great visuals--art and graphic design for smart people265 no llegits / 265CliffBurns, març 2020
February, 2020: "Surely as cometh the Winter, I know/There are Spring violets under the snow." R. H. Newell26 no llegits / 26Cecrow, març 2020
January, 2020 Readings: “Nourish beginnings, let us nourish beginnings" (Muriel Rukeyser)31 no llegits / 31Limelite, febrer 2020
2019: Obits and Memorials202 no llegits / 202cindydavid4, gener 2020
Judging Books by Their Covers141 no llegits / 141CliffBurns, gener 2020
What does 'literary' mean and what makes something literary?12 no llegits / 12bookstopshere, gener 2020
Best (and worst) books of 201912 no llegits / 12Limelite, gener 2020
Things that make us go "Hmmm...." (2019 edition)162 no llegits / 162DugsBooks, gener 2020
2019: Personal news and announcements from our members49 no llegits / 49CliffBurns, gener 2020
December, 2019 Readings: "December drops no weak, relenting tear..." C. Cranch28 no llegits / 28CliffBurns, desembre 2019
Cinema, 2019--The Future Has Arrived201 no llegits / 201CliffBurns, desembre 2019
2019: Articles about books, authors and publishing110 no llegits / 110CliffBurns, desembre 2019
November, 2019 Readings ("And it's hard to hold a candle/In the cold November rain." Guns 'n Roses24 no llegits / 24CliffBurns, novembre 2019
October, 2019 (Readings) "October country...that country whose people are autumn people, thinking only autumn thoughts."26 no llegits / 26Maura49, novembre 2019
How/where do you buy books?331 no llegits / 331CliffBurns, octubre 2019
Drama on Radio 370 no llegits / 70CliffBurns, octubre 2019
September, 2019: "September: the most beautiful of words...evoking orange-flowers, swallows, and regret."36 no llegits / 36CliffBurns, setembre 2019
August, 2019: What we're reading and why we're reading it23 no llegits / 23Limelite, setembre 2019
The History Channel--examining and re-imagining the past16 no llegits / 16CliffBurns, setembre 2019
July, 2019 Books: "We thread our way through a moving forest of ice-cream cones & crimson thighs." Jean-Dominique Bauby26 no llegits / 26BookConcierge, agost 2019
E-readers: Yes or No303 no llegits / 303Maura49, juliol 2019
June, 2019 Readings: "Here's a hymn to welcome in the day/Heralding a summer's early sway." (The Decembrists)23 no llegits / 23BookConcierge, juny 2019
May, 2019: Readings..."What potent blood hath modest May" (Emerson)21 no llegits / 21KatrinkaV, juny 2019
2018: Articles about books, writers & publishing117 no llegits / 117CliffBurns, maig 2019
April, 2019: “It was a bright cold day in April, and the clocks were striking thirteen.” (Orwell)17 no llegits / 17anna_in_pdx, maig 2019
Another poetry thread / I thought the last one was dead / along with my aching head / from Nantucket297 no llegits / 297CliffBurns, abril 2019
March, 2019--"March is the month of expectation /The things we do not know" (E. Dickinson)24 no llegits / 24CliffBurns, març 2019
February, 2019: "Whateva da weatha", keep reading38 no llegits / 38CliffBurns, febrer 2019
January, 2019--Books we're reading to greet the New Year45 no llegits / 45RobertDay, febrer 2019
Looking back on 2018--"Best of..." Lists and Reflections13 no llegits / 13CliffBurns, gener 2019
2018 Cinema--Leave comic book movies to childish minds137 no llegits / 137CliffBurns, desembre 2018
December, 2018: "Chill December brings the sleet, blazing fire, and Christmas treat."26 no llegits / 26KatrinkaV, desembre 2018
2018: Personal news and messages from our members33 no llegits / 33KatrinkaV, desembre 2018
Things that make you go "Hmmmm..." (2018 Installment)59 no llegits / 59civitas, desembre 2018
On reading unreadable books.131 no llegits / 131iansales, desembre 2018
November, 2018 (Reading) "I'll wait until November/And sing a song of gray" (G. Brooks)23 no llegits / 23iansales, novembre 2018
2018 Obits--Gone, but not forgotten108 no llegits / 108mejix, novembre 2018
October Surprises (2018)--Readings and meditations on good books25 no llegits / 25CliffBurns, novembre 2018
September 2018--Reading while awaiting Elizabeth Bishop's "September rain..."30 no llegits / 30anna_in_pdx, setembre 2018
August, 2018: Reading while the rest of the world burns18 no llegits / 18BookConcierge, agost 2018
July 2018: Red-hot reads for a blazing summer32 no llegits / 32RobertDay, agost 2018
June 2018: Recent reads25 no llegits / 25PZR, juliol 2018
Podcasts--favorite shows, features of note15 no llegits / 15CliffBurns, juliol 2018
May 2018: What we're reading and discussing32 no llegits / 32cindydavid4, juny 2018
Why snobs?14 no llegits / 14cindydavid4, maig 2018
April 2018 - reading to ward off the April Fools20 no llegits / 20BookConcierge, maig 2018
March, 2018 - Read about the lions and the lambs35 no llegits / 35BookConcierge, abril 2018
Personal messages: 201745 no llegits / 45anna_in_pdx, març 2018
How many books are too many80 no llegits / 80ALWINN, març 2018
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