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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February, 2021 Reading: “February is the border between winter and spring." (T. Guillemets)14 por ler / 14BookConcierge, Ontem 8:52pm
2021: Personal Message Board13 por ler / 13CliffBurns, Terça-feira 8:08pm
2021: Fond farewells and obits10 por ler / 10CliffBurns, Terça-feira 7:16pm
2018: Television shows/series worth watching88 por ler / 88CliffBurns, Terça-feira 12:36am
How/Where do you buy your books? (Thread #2)36 por ler / 36EvOnegin, Fevereiro 18
Now That's What I Call More Modern Music, Part IV171 por ler / 171CliffBurns, Fevereiro 17
2021: The Movies We're Watching30 por ler / 30CliffBurns, Fevereiro 17
Things that make you go "Hmmm..." (2020 Edition)35 por ler / 35CliffBurns, Fevereiro 17
2021: Articles on authors and publishing18 por ler / 18CliffBurns, Fevereiro 7
January, 2021--"And now we welcome the new year, full of things that have never been.” (R.M. Rilke)19 por ler / 19mykl-s, Janeiro 31
Sci Fi that doesn't suck202 por ler / 202CliffBurns, Janeiro 20
Films we're watching in 2020138 por ler / 138Maura49, Janeiro 2
December, 2020 Readings: "On cold December fragrant chaplets blow/And heavy harvests nod beneath the snow." (A. Pope)7 por ler / 7CliffBurns, Janeiro 1
2020: Obits and Memorials152 por ler / 152CliffBurns, Dezembro 28, 2020
Poetry III: A Poet Can Survive Everything But A Misprint25 por ler / 25mejix, Dezembro 22, 2020
2020: Articles about writers, writing and publishing82 por ler / 82CliffBurns, Dezembro 21, 2020
2020: Personal news and announcements from our members32 por ler / 32RobertDay, Dezembro 13, 2020
November, 2020 Readings: "Since golden October declined into sombre November..." T.S. Eliot25 por ler / 25BookConcierge, Novembro 30, 2020
October, 2020 Readings: "I have been younger in October than in all the months of spring.” (W.S. Merwin)18 por ler / 18KatrinkaV, Novembro 2020
On Nobel Prize Winners (Literature) Your Thoughts?33 por ler / 33Cecrow, Outubro 2020
September, 2020 Readings: "Like steps of passing ghosts/The leaves, frost-crisp’d, break from the trees/And fall…"17 por ler / 17CliffBurns, Outubro 2020
August, 2020, Reading: "That August time it was delight / To watch the red moons wane to white." A. Charles Swinburne14 por ler / 14cindydavid4, Setembro 2020
July, 2020 Readings "July is a blind date with summer." (Hal Borland)28 por ler / 28BookConcierge, Julho 2020
June, 2020 Readings “At midnight, in the month of June, I stand beneath the mystic moon.” (Edgar Allan Poe)23 por ler / 23CliffBurns, Junho 2020
May, 2020 Readings: “May, more than any other month of the year, wants us to feel alive.” (F. Hudson)24 por ler / 24CliffBurns, Maio 2020
April, 2020--Readings "April... hath put a spirit of youth in everything." - William Shakespeare34 por ler / 34CliffBurns, Maio 2020
Great quotes, memorable bits of wisdom (Thread #2)111 por ler / 111mejix, Abril 2020
March, 2020 Readings: "It was one of those March days...when it is summer in the light, and winter in the shade."22 por ler / 22CliffBurns, Abril 2020
Great visuals--art and graphic design for smart people265 por ler / 265CliffBurns, Março 2020
February, 2020: "Surely as cometh the Winter, I know/There are Spring violets under the snow." R. H. Newell26 por ler / 26Cecrow, Março 2020
January, 2020 Readings: “Nourish beginnings, let us nourish beginnings" (Muriel Rukeyser)31 por ler / 31Limelite, Fevereiro 2020
Book Hauls 6: A thread about buying books ...198 por ler / 198RobertDay, Janeiro 2020
2019: Obits and Memorials202 por ler / 202cindydavid4, Janeiro 2020
Judging Books by Their Covers141 por ler / 141CliffBurns, Janeiro 2020
What does 'literary' mean and what makes something literary?12 por ler / 12bookstopshere, Janeiro 2020
Best (and worst) books of 201912 por ler / 12Limelite, Janeiro 2020
Things that make us go "Hmmm...." (2019 edition)162 por ler / 162DugsBooks, Janeiro 2020
2019: Personal news and announcements from our members49 por ler / 49CliffBurns, Janeiro 2020
December, 2019 Readings: "December drops no weak, relenting tear..." C. Cranch28 por ler / 28CliffBurns, Dezembro 2019
Cinema, 2019--The Future Has Arrived201 por ler / 201CliffBurns, Dezembro 2019
2019: Articles about books, authors and publishing110 por ler / 110CliffBurns, Dezembro 2019
November, 2019 Readings ("And it's hard to hold a candle/In the cold November rain." Guns 'n Roses24 por ler / 24CliffBurns, Novembro 2019
October, 2019 (Readings) "October country...that country whose people are autumn people, thinking only autumn thoughts."26 por ler / 26Maura49, Novembro 2019
How/where do you buy books?331 por ler / 331CliffBurns, Outubro 2019
Drama on Radio 370 por ler / 70CliffBurns, Outubro 2019
September, 2019: "September: the most beautiful of words...evoking orange-flowers, swallows, and regret."36 por ler / 36CliffBurns, Setembro 2019
August, 2019: What we're reading and why we're reading it23 por ler / 23Limelite, Setembro 2019
The History Channel--examining and re-imagining the past16 por ler / 16CliffBurns, Setembro 2019
July, 2019 Books: "We thread our way through a moving forest of ice-cream cones & crimson thighs." Jean-Dominique Bauby26 por ler / 26BookConcierge, Agosto 2019
E-readers: Yes or No303 por ler / 303Maura49, Julho 2019
June, 2019 Readings: "Here's a hymn to welcome in the day/Heralding a summer's early sway." (The Decembrists)23 por ler / 23BookConcierge, Junho 2019
May, 2019: Readings..."What potent blood hath modest May" (Emerson)21 por ler / 21KatrinkaV, Junho 2019
2018: Articles about books, writers & publishing117 por ler / 117CliffBurns, Maio 2019
April, 2019: “It was a bright cold day in April, and the clocks were striking thirteen.” (Orwell)17 por ler / 17anna_in_pdx, Maio 2019
Another poetry thread / I thought the last one was dead / along with my aching head / from Nantucket297 por ler / 297CliffBurns, Abril 2019
March, 2019--"March is the month of expectation /The things we do not know" (E. Dickinson)24 por ler / 24CliffBurns, Março 2019
February, 2019: "Whateva da weatha", keep reading38 por ler / 38CliffBurns, Fevereiro 2019
January, 2019--Books we're reading to greet the New Year45 por ler / 45RobertDay, Fevereiro 2019
Looking back on 2018--"Best of..." Lists and Reflections13 por ler / 13CliffBurns, Janeiro 2019
2018 Cinema--Leave comic book movies to childish minds137 por ler / 137CliffBurns, Dezembro 2018
December, 2018: "Chill December brings the sleet, blazing fire, and Christmas treat."26 por ler / 26KatrinkaV, Dezembro 2018
2018: Personal news and messages from our members33 por ler / 33KatrinkaV, Dezembro 2018
Things that make you go "Hmmmm..." (2018 Installment)59 por ler / 59civitas, Dezembro 2018
On reading unreadable books.131 por ler / 131iansales, Dezembro 2018
November, 2018 (Reading) "I'll wait until November/And sing a song of gray" (G. Brooks)23 por ler / 23iansales, Novembro 2018
2018 Obits--Gone, but not forgotten108 por ler / 108mejix, Novembro 2018
October Surprises (2018)--Readings and meditations on good books25 por ler / 25CliffBurns, Novembro 2018
September 2018--Reading while awaiting Elizabeth Bishop's "September rain..."30 por ler / 30anna_in_pdx, Setembro 2018
August, 2018: Reading while the rest of the world burns18 por ler / 18BookConcierge, Agosto 2018
July 2018: Red-hot reads for a blazing summer32 por ler / 32RobertDay, Agosto 2018
June 2018: Recent reads25 por ler / 25PZR, Julho 2018
Podcasts--favorite shows, features of note15 por ler / 15CliffBurns, Julho 2018
May 2018: What we're reading and discussing32 por ler / 32cindydavid4, Junho 2018
Why snobs?14 por ler / 14cindydavid4, Maio 2018
April 2018 - reading to ward off the April Fools20 por ler / 20BookConcierge, Maio 2018
March, 2018 - Read about the lions and the lambs35 por ler / 35BookConcierge, Abril 2018
Personal messages: 201745 por ler / 45anna_in_pdx, Março 2018
How many books are too many80 por ler / 80ALWINN, Março 2018
February, 2018--Live, Love...and Read27 por ler / 27cindydavid4, Março 2018
January, 2018: Chipping away at the TBR pile43 por ler / 43BookConcierge, Fevereiro 2018
Cinema, 2017--where's the sound and vision?274 por ler / 274mejix, Janeiro 2018
December, 2017: Chilly Scenes of Winter38 por ler / 38BookConcierge, Janeiro 2018
2017: Obits and Tributes133 por ler / 133Cecrow, Janeiro 2018
"Hmmmmm"...2017 edition81 por ler / 81anna_in_pdx, Dezembro 2017
Christmas wish list, 2017 edition14 por ler / 14CliffBurns, Dezembro 2017
November, 2017--nothing insulates better than a good, thick book36 por ler / 36BookConcierge, Dezembro 2017
2017: Author Interviews and Features56 por ler / 56CliffBurns, Novembro 2017
October, 2017: Even the "Great Pumpkin" has a TBR Pile24 por ler / 24BookConcierge, Novembro 2017
September, 2017: A bumper crop of great books33 por ler / 33BookConcierge, Outubro 2017
Television programs/series worth watching--201725 por ler / 25CliffBurns, Setembro 2017
August, 2017--The sun also rises on a long, hot summer...39 por ler / 39BookConcierge, Agosto 2017
Reading Chinese Contemporary Fiction (in English translation!)18 por ler / 18Limelite, Agosto 2017
July, 2017--Celebrate Canada's 150th birthday with a diverse, alternative read52 por ler / 52Limelite, Agosto 2017
A Reader Returns to Reading11 por ler / 11Limelite, Julho 2017
Weeding your collection--the joys and tribulations11 por ler / 11jldarden, Julho 2017
changeling6 por ler / 6justifiedsinner, Julho 2017
June, 2017 reading: books, bugs and sunblock56 por ler / 56anna_in_pdx, Julho 2017
May, 2017---The ideologically correct books we are reading56 por ler / 56BookConcierge, Junho 2017
literary nonfiction24 por ler / 24jennybhatt, Maio 2017
April, 2017--Spring reading55 por ler / 55Limelite, Maio 2017
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