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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September, 2011--Early autumn reading189 olästa / 189RODNEYP, Igår 4:05pm
2021: The Movies We're Watching82 olästa / 82CliffBurns, Igår 12:51pm
Dec. 2021: Readings "...it was in the bleak December/And each separate dying ember wrought its ghost upon the floor."2 olästa / 2BookConcierge, onsdag 11:15pm
November, 2021 Readings "November always seemed to me the Norway of the year." (Emily Dickinson)23 olästa / 23CliffBurns, onsdag 7:05pm
2021: Personal Message Board39 olästa / 39CliffBurns, lördag 11:31pm
2021: Fond farewells and obits64 olästa / 64mejix, fredag 6:20pm
Poetry III: A Poet Can Survive Everything But A Misprint31 olästa / 31mejix, november 22
2021: Articles on authors and publishing47 olästa / 47CliffBurns, november 21
Great quotes, memorable bits of wisdom (Thread #2)115 olästa / 115iansales, november 12
October, 2021: Readings "I wish that every day was Saturday and every month was October.” Charmaine Ford20 olästa / 20CliffBurns, oktober 27
Things that make you go "Hmmm..." (2020 Edition)64 olästa / 64DugsBooks, oktober 13
Sept. 2021 Readings: "Late September holds onto the summer / like that promise you made / you can never forget."16 olästa / 16KatrinkaV, oktober 2
August, 2021 Readings: "I do not think I have said enough about the splintered disorder of June, July and August."30 olästa / 30Limelite, september 11
2018: Television shows/series worth watching97 olästa / 97iansales, september 2
July, 2021 Readings: “The Summer looks out from her brazen tower/Through the flashing bars of July.” (Francis Thompson)19 olästa / 19BookConcierge, augusti 1
June, 2021 Readings: "Green was the silence, wet was the light, the month of June trembled like a butterfly.” (Neruda)16 olästa / 16BookConcierge, juli 1
Sci Fi that doesn't suck210 olästa / 210CliffBurns, juni 6
May, 2021 Readings: "The month of May was come, when every lusty heart beginneth to blossom, and to bring forth fruit."8 olästa / 8Maura49, maj 31
March, 2021 Readings: "March is the month of expectation, the things we do not know..." (Emily Dickenson)29 olästa / 29CliffBurns, maj 26
April, 2021 Readings: "April hath put a spirit of youth in everything." (Shakespeare)16 olästa / 16CliffBurns, april 26
What Light Prose/Comedy Meets Snobby Standards?13 olästa / 13SandraArdnas, april 23
Book Hauls 6: A thread about buying books ...199 olästa / 199CliffBurns, april 1
How/Where do you buy your books? (Thread #2)37 olästa / 37RobertDay, mars 27
Now That's What I Call More Modern Music, Part IV172 olästa / 172CliffBurns, mars 18
Films we're watching in 2020139 olästa / 139berthirsch, mars 3
February, 2021 Reading: “February is the border between winter and spring." (T. Guillemets)19 olästa / 19RobertDay, mars 1
January, 2021--"And now we welcome the new year, full of things that have never been.” (R.M. Rilke)19 olästa / 19mykl-s, januari 31
December, 2020 Readings: "On cold December fragrant chaplets blow/And heavy harvests nod beneath the snow." (A. Pope)7 olästa / 7CliffBurns, januari 1
2020: Obits and Memorials152 olästa / 152CliffBurns, december 2020
2020: Articles about writers, writing and publishing82 olästa / 82CliffBurns, december 2020
2020: Personal news and announcements from our members32 olästa / 32RobertDay, december 2020
November, 2020 Readings: "Since golden October declined into sombre November..." T.S. Eliot25 olästa / 25BookConcierge, november 2020
October, 2020 Readings: "I have been younger in October than in all the months of spring.” (W.S. Merwin)18 olästa / 18KatrinkaV, november 2020
On Nobel Prize Winners (Literature) Your Thoughts?33 olästa / 33Cecrow, oktober 2020
September, 2020 Readings: "Like steps of passing ghosts/The leaves, frost-crisp’d, break from the trees/And fall…"17 olästa / 17CliffBurns, oktober 2020
August, 2020, Reading: "That August time it was delight / To watch the red moons wane to white." A. Charles Swinburne14 olästa / 14cindydavid4, september 2020
July, 2020 Readings "July is a blind date with summer." (Hal Borland)28 olästa / 28BookConcierge, juli 2020
June, 2020 Readings “At midnight, in the month of June, I stand beneath the mystic moon.” (Edgar Allan Poe)23 olästa / 23CliffBurns, juni 2020
May, 2020 Readings: “May, more than any other month of the year, wants us to feel alive.” (F. Hudson)24 olästa / 24CliffBurns, maj 2020
April, 2020--Readings "April... hath put a spirit of youth in everything." - William Shakespeare34 olästa / 34CliffBurns, maj 2020
March, 2020 Readings: "It was one of those March days...when it is summer in the light, and winter in the shade."22 olästa / 22CliffBurns, april 2020
Great visuals--art and graphic design for smart people265 olästa / 265CliffBurns, mars 2020
February, 2020: "Surely as cometh the Winter, I know/There are Spring violets under the snow." R. H. Newell26 olästa / 26Cecrow, mars 2020
January, 2020 Readings: “Nourish beginnings, let us nourish beginnings" (Muriel Rukeyser)31 olästa / 31Limelite, februari 2020
2019: Obits and Memorials202 olästa / 202cindydavid4, januari 2020
Judging Books by Their Covers141 olästa / 141CliffBurns, januari 2020
What does 'literary' mean and what makes something literary?12 olästa / 12bookstopshere, januari 2020
Best (and worst) books of 201912 olästa / 12Limelite, januari 2020
Things that make us go "Hmmm...." (2019 edition)162 olästa / 162DugsBooks, januari 2020
2019: Personal news and announcements from our members49 olästa / 49CliffBurns, januari 2020
December, 2019 Readings: "December drops no weak, relenting tear..." C. Cranch28 olästa / 28CliffBurns, december 2019
Cinema, 2019--The Future Has Arrived201 olästa / 201CliffBurns, december 2019
2019: Articles about books, authors and publishing110 olästa / 110CliffBurns, december 2019
November, 2019 Readings ("And it's hard to hold a candle/In the cold November rain." Guns 'n Roses24 olästa / 24CliffBurns, november 2019
October, 2019 (Readings) "October country...that country whose people are autumn people, thinking only autumn thoughts."26 olästa / 26Maura49, november 2019
How/where do you buy books?331 olästa / 331CliffBurns, oktober 2019
Drama on Radio 370 olästa / 70CliffBurns, oktober 2019
September, 2019: "September: the most beautiful of words...evoking orange-flowers, swallows, and regret."36 olästa / 36CliffBurns, september 2019
August, 2019: What we're reading and why we're reading it23 olästa / 23Limelite, september 2019
The History Channel--examining and re-imagining the past16 olästa / 16CliffBurns, september 2019
July, 2019 Books: "We thread our way through a moving forest of ice-cream cones & crimson thighs." Jean-Dominique Bauby26 olästa / 26BookConcierge, augusti 2019
E-readers: Yes or No303 olästa / 303Maura49, juli 2019
June, 2019 Readings: "Here's a hymn to welcome in the day/Heralding a summer's early sway." (The Decembrists)23 olästa / 23BookConcierge, juni 2019
May, 2019: Readings..."What potent blood hath modest May" (Emerson)21 olästa / 21KatrinkaV, juni 2019
2018: Articles about books, writers & publishing117 olästa / 117CliffBurns, maj 2019
April, 2019: “It was a bright cold day in April, and the clocks were striking thirteen.” (Orwell)17 olästa / 17anna_in_pdx, maj 2019
Another poetry thread / I thought the last one was dead / along with my aching head / from Nantucket297 olästa / 297CliffBurns, april 2019
March, 2019--"March is the month of expectation /The things we do not know" (E. Dickinson)24 olästa / 24CliffBurns, mars 2019
February, 2019: "Whateva da weatha", keep reading38 olästa / 38CliffBurns, februari 2019
January, 2019--Books we're reading to greet the New Year45 olästa / 45RobertDay, februari 2019
Looking back on 2018--"Best of..." Lists and Reflections13 olästa / 13CliffBurns, januari 2019
2018 Cinema--Leave comic book movies to childish minds137 olästa / 137CliffBurns, december 2018
December, 2018: "Chill December brings the sleet, blazing fire, and Christmas treat."26 olästa / 26KatrinkaV, december 2018
2018: Personal news and messages from our members33 olästa / 33KatrinkaV, december 2018
Things that make you go "Hmmmm..." (2018 Installment)59 olästa / 59civitas, december 2018
On reading unreadable books.131 olästa / 131iansales, december 2018
November, 2018 (Reading) "I'll wait until November/And sing a song of gray" (G. Brooks)23 olästa / 23iansales, november 2018
2018 Obits--Gone, but not forgotten108 olästa / 108mejix, november 2018
October Surprises (2018)--Readings and meditations on good books25 olästa / 25CliffBurns, november 2018
September 2018--Reading while awaiting Elizabeth Bishop's "September rain..."30 olästa / 30anna_in_pdx, september 2018
August, 2018: Reading while the rest of the world burns18 olästa / 18BookConcierge, augusti 2018
July 2018: Red-hot reads for a blazing summer32 olästa / 32RobertDay, augusti 2018
June 2018: Recent reads25 olästa / 25PZR, juli 2018
Podcasts--favorite shows, features of note15 olästa / 15CliffBurns, juli 2018
May 2018: What we're reading and discussing32 olästa / 32cindydavid4, juni 2018
Why snobs?14 olästa / 14cindydavid4, maj 2018
April 2018 - reading to ward off the April Fools20 olästa / 20BookConcierge, maj 2018
March, 2018 - Read about the lions and the lambs35 olästa / 35BookConcierge, april 2018
Personal messages: 201745 olästa / 45anna_in_pdx, mars 2018
How many books are too many80 olästa / 80ALWINN, mars 2018
February, 2018--Live, Love...and Read27 olästa / 27cindydavid4, mars 2018
January, 2018: Chipping away at the TBR pile43 olästa / 43BookConcierge, februari 2018
Cinema, 2017--where's the sound and vision?274 olästa / 274mejix, januari 2018
December, 2017: Chilly Scenes of Winter38 olästa / 38BookConcierge, januari 2018
2017: Obits and Tributes133 olästa / 133Cecrow, januari 2018
"Hmmmmm"...2017 edition81 olästa / 81anna_in_pdx, december 2017
Christmas wish list, 2017 edition14 olästa / 14CliffBurns, december 2017
November, 2017--nothing insulates better than a good, thick book36 olästa / 36BookConcierge, december 2017
2017: Author Interviews and Features56 olästa / 56CliffBurns, november 2017
October, 2017: Even the "Great Pumpkin" has a TBR Pile24 olästa / 24BookConcierge, november 2017
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