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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January, 2021--"And now we welcome the new year, full of things that have never been.” (R.M. Rilke)12 ulæste / 12CliffBurns, I går 5:41pm
Sci Fi that doesn't suck202 ulæste / 202CliffBurns, I går 5:08pm
2021: Personal Message Board8 ulæste / 8cindydavid4, tirsdag 11:04am
2021: The Movies We're Watching6 ulæste / 6CliffBurns, mandag 11:56pm
2021: Articles on authors and publishing3 ulæste / 3CliffBurns, søndag 10:56pm
2021: Fond farewells and obits1 ulæst / 1CliffBurns, januar 8
Films we're watching in 2020138 ulæste / 138Maura49, januar 2
December, 2020 Readings: "On cold December fragrant chaplets blow/And heavy harvests nod beneath the snow." (A. Pope)7 ulæste / 7CliffBurns, januar 1
2020: Obits and Memorials152 ulæste / 152CliffBurns, december 28, 2020
Poetry III: A Poet Can Survive Everything But A Misprint25 ulæste / 25mejix, december 22, 2020
2020: Articles about writers, writing and publishing82 ulæste / 82CliffBurns, december 21, 2020
2020: Personal news and announcements from our members32 ulæste / 32RobertDay, december 13, 2020
November, 2020 Readings: "Since golden October declined into sombre November..." T.S. Eliot25 ulæste / 25BookConcierge, november 30, 2020
Things that make you go "Hmmm..." (2020 Edition)32 ulæste / 32CliffBurns, november 26, 2020
October, 2020 Readings: "I have been younger in October than in all the months of spring.” (W.S. Merwin)18 ulæste / 18KatrinkaV, november 2, 2020
On Nobel Prize Winners (Literature) Your Thoughts?33 ulæste / 33Cecrow, oktober 2020
Now That's What I Call More Modern Music, Part IV169 ulæste / 169mejix, oktober 2020
September, 2020 Readings: "Like steps of passing ghosts/The leaves, frost-crisp’d, break from the trees/And fall…"17 ulæste / 17CliffBurns, oktober 2020
August, 2020, Reading: "That August time it was delight / To watch the red moons wane to white." A. Charles Swinburne14 ulæste / 14cindydavid4, september 2020
July, 2020 Readings "July is a blind date with summer." (Hal Borland)28 ulæste / 28BookConcierge, juli 2020
How/Where do you buy your books? (Thread #2)34 ulæste / 34lisahistory, juli 2020
June, 2020 Readings “At midnight, in the month of June, I stand beneath the mystic moon.” (Edgar Allan Poe)23 ulæste / 23CliffBurns, juni 2020
May, 2020 Readings: “May, more than any other month of the year, wants us to feel alive.” (F. Hudson)24 ulæste / 24CliffBurns, maj 2020
April, 2020--Readings "April... hath put a spirit of youth in everything." - William Shakespeare34 ulæste / 34CliffBurns, maj 2020
2018: Television shows/series worth watching86 ulæste / 86CliffBurns, april 2020
Great quotes, memorable bits of wisdom (Thread #2)111 ulæste / 111mejix, april 2020
March, 2020 Readings: "It was one of those March days...when it is summer in the light, and winter in the shade."22 ulæste / 22CliffBurns, april 2020
Great visuals--art and graphic design for smart people265 ulæste / 265CliffBurns, marts 2020
February, 2020: "Surely as cometh the Winter, I know/There are Spring violets under the snow." R. H. Newell26 ulæste / 26Cecrow, marts 2020
January, 2020 Readings: “Nourish beginnings, let us nourish beginnings" (Muriel Rukeyser)31 ulæste / 31Limelite, februar 2020
Book Hauls 6: A thread about buying books ...198 ulæste / 198RobertDay, januar 2020
2019: Obits and Memorials202 ulæste / 202cindydavid4, januar 2020
Judging Books by Their Covers141 ulæste / 141CliffBurns, januar 2020
What does 'literary' mean and what makes something literary?12 ulæste / 12bookstopshere, januar 2020
Best (and worst) books of 201912 ulæste / 12Limelite, januar 2020
Things that make us go "Hmmm...." (2019 edition)162 ulæste / 162DugsBooks, januar 2020
2019: Personal news and announcements from our members49 ulæste / 49CliffBurns, januar 2020
December, 2019 Readings: "December drops no weak, relenting tear..." C. Cranch28 ulæste / 28CliffBurns, december 2019
Cinema, 2019--The Future Has Arrived201 ulæste / 201CliffBurns, december 2019
2019: Articles about books, authors and publishing110 ulæste / 110CliffBurns, december 2019
November, 2019 Readings ("And it's hard to hold a candle/In the cold November rain." Guns 'n Roses24 ulæste / 24CliffBurns, november 2019
October, 2019 (Readings) "October country...that country whose people are autumn people, thinking only autumn thoughts."26 ulæste / 26Maura49, november 2019
How/where do you buy books?331 ulæste / 331CliffBurns, oktober 2019
Drama on Radio 370 ulæste / 70CliffBurns, oktober 2019
September, 2019: "September: the most beautiful of words...evoking orange-flowers, swallows, and regret."36 ulæste / 36CliffBurns, september 2019
August, 2019: What we're reading and why we're reading it23 ulæste / 23Limelite, september 2019
The History Channel--examining and re-imagining the past16 ulæste / 16CliffBurns, september 2019
July, 2019 Books: "We thread our way through a moving forest of ice-cream cones & crimson thighs." Jean-Dominique Bauby26 ulæste / 26BookConcierge, august 2019
E-readers: Yes or No303 ulæste / 303Maura49, juli 2019
June, 2019 Readings: "Here's a hymn to welcome in the day/Heralding a summer's early sway." (The Decembrists)23 ulæste / 23BookConcierge, juni 2019
May, 2019: Readings..."What potent blood hath modest May" (Emerson)21 ulæste / 21KatrinkaV, juni 2019
2018: Articles about books, writers & publishing117 ulæste / 117CliffBurns, maj 2019
April, 2019: “It was a bright cold day in April, and the clocks were striking thirteen.” (Orwell)17 ulæste / 17anna_in_pdx, maj 2019
Another poetry thread / I thought the last one was dead / along with my aching head / from Nantucket297 ulæste / 297CliffBurns, april 2019
March, 2019--"March is the month of expectation /The things we do not know" (E. Dickinson)24 ulæste / 24CliffBurns, marts 2019
February, 2019: "Whateva da weatha", keep reading38 ulæste / 38CliffBurns, februar 2019
January, 2019--Books we're reading to greet the New Year45 ulæste / 45RobertDay, februar 2019
Looking back on 2018--"Best of..." Lists and Reflections13 ulæste / 13CliffBurns, januar 2019
2018 Cinema--Leave comic book movies to childish minds137 ulæste / 137CliffBurns, december 2018
December, 2018: "Chill December brings the sleet, blazing fire, and Christmas treat."26 ulæste / 26KatrinkaV, december 2018
2018: Personal news and messages from our members33 ulæste / 33KatrinkaV, december 2018
Things that make you go "Hmmmm..." (2018 Installment)59 ulæste / 59civitas, december 2018
On reading unreadable books.131 ulæste / 131iansales, december 2018
November, 2018 (Reading) "I'll wait until November/And sing a song of gray" (G. Brooks)23 ulæste / 23iansales, november 2018
2018 Obits--Gone, but not forgotten108 ulæste / 108mejix, november 2018
October Surprises (2018)--Readings and meditations on good books25 ulæste / 25CliffBurns, november 2018
September 2018--Reading while awaiting Elizabeth Bishop's "September rain..."30 ulæste / 30anna_in_pdx, september 2018
August, 2018: Reading while the rest of the world burns18 ulæste / 18BookConcierge, august 2018
July 2018: Red-hot reads for a blazing summer32 ulæste / 32RobertDay, august 2018
June 2018: Recent reads25 ulæste / 25PZR, juli 2018
Podcasts--favorite shows, features of note15 ulæste / 15CliffBurns, juli 2018
May 2018: What we're reading and discussing32 ulæste / 32cindydavid4, juni 2018
Why snobs?14 ulæste / 14cindydavid4, maj 2018
April 2018 - reading to ward off the April Fools20 ulæste / 20BookConcierge, maj 2018
March, 2018 - Read about the lions and the lambs35 ulæste / 35BookConcierge, april 2018
Personal messages: 201745 ulæste / 45anna_in_pdx, marts 2018
How many books are too many80 ulæste / 80ALWINN, marts 2018
February, 2018--Live, Love...and Read27 ulæste / 27cindydavid4, marts 2018
January, 2018: Chipping away at the TBR pile43 ulæste / 43BookConcierge, februar 2018
Cinema, 2017--where's the sound and vision?274 ulæste / 274mejix, januar 2018
December, 2017: Chilly Scenes of Winter38 ulæste / 38BookConcierge, januar 2018
2017: Obits and Tributes133 ulæste / 133Cecrow, januar 2018
"Hmmmmm"...2017 edition81 ulæste / 81anna_in_pdx, december 2017
Christmas wish list, 2017 edition14 ulæste / 14CliffBurns, december 2017
November, 2017--nothing insulates better than a good, thick book36 ulæste / 36BookConcierge, december 2017
2017: Author Interviews and Features56 ulæste / 56CliffBurns, november 2017
October, 2017: Even the "Great Pumpkin" has a TBR Pile24 ulæste / 24BookConcierge, november 2017
September, 2017: A bumper crop of great books33 ulæste / 33BookConcierge, oktober 2017
Television programs/series worth watching--201725 ulæste / 25CliffBurns, september 2017
August, 2017--The sun also rises on a long, hot summer...39 ulæste / 39BookConcierge, august 2017
Reading Chinese Contemporary Fiction (in English translation!)18 ulæste / 18Limelite, august 2017
July, 2017--Celebrate Canada's 150th birthday with a diverse, alternative read52 ulæste / 52Limelite, august 2017
A Reader Returns to Reading11 ulæste / 11Limelite, juli 2017
Weeding your collection--the joys and tribulations11 ulæste / 11jldarden, juli 2017
changeling6 ulæste / 6justifiedsinner, juli 2017
June, 2017 reading: books, bugs and sunblock56 ulæste / 56anna_in_pdx, juli 2017
May, 2017---The ideologically correct books we are reading56 ulæste / 56BookConcierge, juni 2017
literary nonfiction24 ulæste / 24jennybhatt, maj 2017
April, 2017--Spring reading55 ulæste / 55Limelite, maj 2017
March, 2017: Coming in like a lamb, going out like a lion33 ulæste / 33BookConcierge, marts 2017
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