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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Cinema, 2023: Picks & Pans84 olästa / 84CliffBurns, Igår 11:52am
December, 2023 Readings: "“Christmas is doing a little something extra for someone.” Charles Schulz3 olästa / 3CliffBurns, Igår 11:50am
2023 Obits: Going, going...gone91 olästa / 91tallpaul, lördag 5:09pm
November, 2023 Readings: “In November you begin to know how long the winter will be.” (Martha Gellhorn)14 olästa / 14Cecrow, torsdag 3:48pm
2023: Personal Message Board25 olästa / 25KatrinkaV, november 14
2023: Articles related to writers, writing & publishing71 olästa / 71CliffBurns, november 13
Book Hauls 6: A thread about buying books ...206 olästa / 206CliffBurns, november 5
October, 2023 Reading: "The clear light that belongs to October was making the landscape radiant." Florence Bone23 olästa / 23CliffBurns, november 1
2018: Television shows/series worth watching104 olästa / 104mejix, oktober 5
In 2023, these are the things that make us go "Hmmm..."11 olästa / 11RobertDay, oktober 5
September, 2023 Reading: “Autumn carries more gold in its pocket than all the other seasons.” Jim Bishop10 olästa / 10iansales, oktober 1
Sci Fi that doesn't suck217 olästa / 217CliffBurns, september 30
August, 2023 Readings: "Breathe the sweetness that hovers in August." (Denise Levertov)19 olästa / 19betty_s, september 7
Poetry III: A Poet Can Survive Everything But A Misprint34 olästa / 34mejix, augusti 2
July, 2023: Readings “Ah, summer, what power you have to make us suffer and like it.” (Russell Baker)37 olästa / 37PatrickMurtha, augusti 1
June: 2023 Reading: "It is better to be a young June-bug than an old bird of paradise." (Mark Twain)16 olästa / 16justifiedsinner, juni 30
Only one text can be next3 olästa / 3SandraArdnas, juni 4
May, 2023 Reading: “May, more than any other month of the year, wants us to feel alive.” (Fennel Hudson)17 olästa / 17iansales, maj 28
Great quotes, memorable bits of wisdom (Thread #2)121 olästa / 121CliffBurns, maj 26
April, 2023: Reading "Sweet April's tears, Dead on the hem of May." Alexander Smith11 olästa / 11RobertDay, april 30
Now That's What I Call More Modern Music, Part IV179 olästa / 179mejix, april 12
March, 2023 Readings: “You can cut all the flowers but you cannot keep Spring from coming.” (Pablo Neruda)11 olästa / 11CliffBurns, mars 27
Slow Reading14 olästa / 14estragon73, mars 11
Sade Vs Sotos2 olästa / 2PaigeBardon, mars 6
Ian McEwan4 olästa / 4Crypto-Willobie, februari 28
February, 2023 Readings: "February makes a bridge and March breaks it." (Proverb)12 olästa / 12CliffBurns, februari 28
Jan. 2023/Reading: "Good resolutions are simply checks that men draw on a bank where they have no account." Oscar Wilde17 olästa / 17CliffBurns, januari 29
2022: Articles on writing, authors and publishing68 olästa / 68CliffBurns, januari 7
2022 Obits: Gone, but not forgotten60 olästa / 60absurdeist, januari 6
December, 2022: Reading “Cold in the earth and fifteen wild Decembers, From those brown hills, have melted into spring.”23 olästa / 23CliffBurns, januari 3
How/Where do you buy your books? (Thread #2)38 olästa / 38Cecrow, december 2022
2022: Personal Message Board33 olästa / 33CliffBurns, december 2022
2022: The Movies We Love (...and not so much)69 olästa / 69CliffBurns, december 2022
November, 2022 Reading: “November at its best—with a sort of delightful menace in the air.” Anne Bosworth Greene15 olästa / 15CliffBurns, november 2022
October, 2022 Readings: " October, tuck tiny candy bars in my pockets and carve my smile into a thousand pumpkins."29 olästa / 29CliffBurns, oktober 2022
September, 2022 Readings: “Autumn is a second spring when every leaf is a flower.” (Camus)24 olästa / 24Cecrow, september 2022
2022: Things that make us go "Hmmm..."23 olästa / 23CliffBurns, september 2022
August, 2022 Books: "August arrives in the dark/we are not even asleep & it is here..."25 olästa / 25CliffBurns, september 2022
July, 2022 Readings “Summer has filled her veins with light and her heart is washed with noon.” (C. Day Lewis)21 olästa / 21BookConcierge, juli 2022
June, 2022 Readings: "The month of June trembled like a butterfly..." (Pablo Neruda)25 olästa / 25CliffBurns, juni 2022
May, 2022 Readings: "What potent blood hath modest May." Ralph W. Emerson19 olästa / 19CliffBurns, maj 2022
They Whisper in my Blood1 oläst / 1BAPS, maj 2022
April, 2022 Readings: “April. Month of dust and lies.” (Naguib Mahfouz)28 olästa / 28bluepiano, april 2022
March, 2022 Readings: “March bustles in on windy feet, and sweeps my doorstep and my street.” (Susan Reiner)9 olästa / 9BookConcierge, mars 2022
February, 2022 Readings: “February is the border between winter and spring.” (Terri Guillemets)22 olästa / 22BookConcierge, februari 2022
January, 2022 (Reading): “Hope Smiles from the threshold of the year to come, Whispering 'it will be happier'...”29 olästa / 29BookConcierge, januari 2022
2021: Fond farewells and obits82 olästa / 82CliffBurns, januari 2022
2021: Personal Message Board43 olästa / 43CliffBurns, januari 2022
Dec. 2021: Readings " was in the bleak December/And each separate dying ember wrought its ghost upon the floor."22 olästa / 22mejix, december 2021
2021: Articles on authors and publishing53 olästa / 53mejix, december 2021
2021: The Movies We're Watching83 olästa / 83CliffBurns, december 2021
September, 2011--Early autumn reading189 olästa / 189RODNEYP, december 2021
November, 2021 Readings "November always seemed to me the Norway of the year." (Emily Dickinson)23 olästa / 23CliffBurns, december 2021
October, 2021: Readings "I wish that every day was Saturday and every month was October.” Charmaine Ford20 olästa / 20CliffBurns, oktober 2021
Things that make you go "Hmmm..." (2020 Edition)64 olästa / 64DugsBooks, oktober 2021
Sept. 2021 Readings: "Late September holds onto the summer / like that promise you made / you can never forget."16 olästa / 16KatrinkaV, oktober 2021
August, 2021 Readings: "I do not think I have said enough about the splintered disorder of June, July and August."30 olästa / 30Limelite, september 2021
July, 2021 Readings: “The Summer looks out from her brazen tower/Through the flashing bars of July.” (Francis Thompson)19 olästa / 19BookConcierge, augusti 2021
June, 2021 Readings: "Green was the silence, wet was the light, the month of June trembled like a butterfly.” (Neruda)16 olästa / 16BookConcierge, juli 2021
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 2021
March, 2021 Readings: "March is the month of expectation, the things we do not know..." (Emily Dickenson)29 olästa / 29CliffBurns, maj 2021
April, 2021 Readings: "April hath put a spirit of youth in everything." (Shakespeare)16 olästa / 16CliffBurns, april 2021
What Light Prose/Comedy Meets Snobby Standards?13 olästa / 13SandraArdnas, april 2021
Films we're watching in 2020139 olästa / 139berthirsch, mars 2021
February, 2021 Reading: “February is the border between winter and spring." (T. Guillemets)19 olästa / 19RobertDay, mars 2021
January, 2021--"And now we welcome the new year, full of things that have never been.” (R.M. Rilke)19 olästa / 19mykl-s, januari 2021
December, 2020 Readings: "On cold December fragrant chaplets blow/And heavy harvests nod beneath the snow." (A. Pope)7 olästa / 7CliffBurns, januari 2021
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
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