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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August, 2021 Readings: "I do not think I have said enough about the splintered disorder of June, July and August."3 non letti / 3Limelite, Martedì 11:44am
2021: Fond farewells and obits36 non letti / 36cindydavid4, Domenica 8:16pm
July, 2021 Readings: “The Summer looks out from her brazen tower/Through the flashing bars of July.” (Francis Thompson)19 non letti / 19BookConcierge, Domenica 10:56am
2021: The Movies We're Watching64 non letti / 64CliffBurns, Sabato 11:41pm
2021: Articles on authors and publishing34 non letti / 34CliffBurns, Luglio 25
June, 2021 Readings: "Green was the silence, wet was the light, the month of June trembled like a butterfly.” (Neruda)16 non letti / 16BookConcierge, Luglio 1
Things that make you go "Hmmm..." (2020 Edition)59 non letti / 59iansales, Giugno 30
2021: Personal Message Board26 non letti / 26CliffBurns, Giugno 11
Sci Fi that doesn't suck210 non letti / 210CliffBurns, Giugno 6
May, 2021 Readings: "The month of May was come, when every lusty heart beginneth to blossom, and to bring forth fruit."8 non letti / 8Maura49, Maggio 31
March, 2021 Readings: "March is the month of expectation, the things we do not know..." (Emily Dickenson)29 non letti / 29CliffBurns, Maggio 26
Poetry III: A Poet Can Survive Everything But A Misprint30 non letti / 30CliffBurns, Maggio 4
April, 2021 Readings: "April hath put a spirit of youth in everything." (Shakespeare)16 non letti / 16CliffBurns, Aprile 26
What Light Prose/Comedy Meets Snobby Standards?13 non letti / 13SandraArdnas, Aprile 23
Great quotes, memorable bits of wisdom (Thread #2)113 non letti / 113CliffBurns, Aprile 15
Book Hauls 6: A thread about buying books ...199 non letti / 199CliffBurns, Aprile 1
How/Where do you buy your books? (Thread #2)37 non letti / 37RobertDay, Marzo 27
Now That's What I Call More Modern Music, Part IV172 non letti / 172CliffBurns, Marzo 18
Films we're watching in 2020139 non letti / 139berthirsch, Marzo 3
February, 2021 Reading: “February is the border between winter and spring." (T. Guillemets)19 non letti / 19RobertDay, Marzo 1
2018: Television shows/series worth watching88 non letti / 88CliffBurns, Febbraio 23
January, 2021--"And now we welcome the new year, full of things that have never been.” (R.M. Rilke)19 non letti / 19mykl-s, Gennaio 31
December, 2020 Readings: "On cold December fragrant chaplets blow/And heavy harvests nod beneath the snow." (A. Pope)7 non letti / 7CliffBurns, Gennaio 1
2020: Obits and Memorials152 non letti / 152CliffBurns, Dicembre 2020
2020: Articles about writers, writing and publishing82 non letti / 82CliffBurns, Dicembre 2020
2020: Personal news and announcements from our members32 non letti / 32RobertDay, Dicembre 2020
November, 2020 Readings: "Since golden October declined into sombre November..." T.S. Eliot25 non letti / 25BookConcierge, Novembre 2020
October, 2020 Readings: "I have been younger in October than in all the months of spring.” (W.S. Merwin)18 non letti / 18KatrinkaV, Novembre 2020
On Nobel Prize Winners (Literature) Your Thoughts?33 non letti / 33Cecrow, Ottobre 2020
September, 2020 Readings: "Like steps of passing ghosts/The leaves, frost-crisp’d, break from the trees/And fall…"17 non letti / 17CliffBurns, Ottobre 2020
August, 2020, Reading: "That August time it was delight / To watch the red moons wane to white." A. Charles Swinburne14 non letti / 14cindydavid4, Settembre 2020
July, 2020 Readings "July is a blind date with summer." (Hal Borland)28 non letti / 28BookConcierge, Luglio 2020
June, 2020 Readings “At midnight, in the month of June, I stand beneath the mystic moon.” (Edgar Allan Poe)23 non letti / 23CliffBurns, Giugno 2020
May, 2020 Readings: “May, more than any other month of the year, wants us to feel alive.” (F. Hudson)24 non letti / 24CliffBurns, Maggio 2020
April, 2020--Readings "April... hath put a spirit of youth in everything." - William Shakespeare34 non letti / 34CliffBurns, Maggio 2020
March, 2020 Readings: "It was one of those March days...when it is summer in the light, and winter in the shade."22 non letti / 22CliffBurns, Aprile 2020
Great visuals--art and graphic design for smart people265 non letti / 265CliffBurns, Marzo 2020
February, 2020: "Surely as cometh the Winter, I know/There are Spring violets under the snow." R. H. Newell26 non letti / 26Cecrow, Marzo 2020
January, 2020 Readings: “Nourish beginnings, let us nourish beginnings" (Muriel Rukeyser)31 non letti / 31Limelite, Febbraio 2020
2019: Obits and Memorials202 non letti / 202cindydavid4, Gennaio 2020
Judging Books by Their Covers141 non letti / 141CliffBurns, Gennaio 2020
What does 'literary' mean and what makes something literary?12 non letti / 12bookstopshere, Gennaio 2020
Best (and worst) books of 201912 non letti / 12Limelite, Gennaio 2020
Things that make us go "Hmmm...." (2019 edition)162 non letti / 162DugsBooks, Gennaio 2020
2019: Personal news and announcements from our members49 non letti / 49CliffBurns, Gennaio 2020
December, 2019 Readings: "December drops no weak, relenting tear..." C. Cranch28 non letti / 28CliffBurns, Dicembre 2019
Cinema, 2019--The Future Has Arrived201 non letti / 201CliffBurns, Dicembre 2019
2019: Articles about books, authors and publishing110 non letti / 110CliffBurns, Dicembre 2019
November, 2019 Readings ("And it's hard to hold a candle/In the cold November rain." Guns 'n Roses24 non letti / 24CliffBurns, Novembre 2019
October, 2019 (Readings) "October country...that country whose people are autumn people, thinking only autumn thoughts."26 non letti / 26Maura49, Novembre 2019
How/where do you buy books?331 non letti / 331CliffBurns, Ottobre 2019
Drama on Radio 370 non letti / 70CliffBurns, Ottobre 2019
September, 2019: "September: the most beautiful of words...evoking orange-flowers, swallows, and regret."36 non letti / 36CliffBurns, Settembre 2019
August, 2019: What we're reading and why we're reading it23 non letti / 23Limelite, Settembre 2019
The History Channel--examining and re-imagining the past16 non letti / 16CliffBurns, Settembre 2019
July, 2019 Books: "We thread our way through a moving forest of ice-cream cones & crimson thighs." Jean-Dominique Bauby26 non letti / 26BookConcierge, Agosto 2019
E-readers: Yes or No303 non letti / 303Maura49, Luglio 2019
June, 2019 Readings: "Here's a hymn to welcome in the day/Heralding a summer's early sway." (The Decembrists)23 non letti / 23BookConcierge, Giugno 2019
May, 2019: Readings..."What potent blood hath modest May" (Emerson)21 non letti / 21KatrinkaV, Giugno 2019
2018: Articles about books, writers & publishing117 non letti / 117CliffBurns, Maggio 2019
April, 2019: “It was a bright cold day in April, and the clocks were striking thirteen.” (Orwell)17 non letti / 17anna_in_pdx, Maggio 2019
Another poetry thread / I thought the last one was dead / along with my aching head / from Nantucket297 non letti / 297CliffBurns, Aprile 2019
March, 2019--"March is the month of expectation /The things we do not know" (E. Dickinson)24 non letti / 24CliffBurns, Marzo 2019
February, 2019: "Whateva da weatha", keep reading38 non letti / 38CliffBurns, Febbraio 2019
January, 2019--Books we're reading to greet the New Year45 non letti / 45RobertDay, Febbraio 2019
Looking back on 2018--"Best of..." Lists and Reflections13 non letti / 13CliffBurns, Gennaio 2019
2018 Cinema--Leave comic book movies to childish minds137 non letti / 137CliffBurns, Dicembre 2018
December, 2018: "Chill December brings the sleet, blazing fire, and Christmas treat."26 non letti / 26KatrinkaV, Dicembre 2018
2018: Personal news and messages from our members33 non letti / 33KatrinkaV, Dicembre 2018
Things that make you go "Hmmmm..." (2018 Installment)59 non letti / 59civitas, Dicembre 2018
On reading unreadable books.131 non letti / 131iansales, Dicembre 2018
November, 2018 (Reading) "I'll wait until November/And sing a song of gray" (G. Brooks)23 non letti / 23iansales, Novembre 2018
2018 Obits--Gone, but not forgotten108 non letti / 108mejix, Novembre 2018
October Surprises (2018)--Readings and meditations on good books25 non letti / 25CliffBurns, Novembre 2018
September 2018--Reading while awaiting Elizabeth Bishop's "September rain..."30 non letti / 30anna_in_pdx, Settembre 2018
August, 2018: Reading while the rest of the world burns18 non letti / 18BookConcierge, Agosto 2018
July 2018: Red-hot reads for a blazing summer32 non letti / 32RobertDay, Agosto 2018
June 2018: Recent reads25 non letti / 25PZR, Luglio 2018
Podcasts--favorite shows, features of note15 non letti / 15CliffBurns, Luglio 2018
May 2018: What we're reading and discussing32 non letti / 32cindydavid4, Giugno 2018
Why snobs?14 non letti / 14cindydavid4, Maggio 2018
April 2018 - reading to ward off the April Fools20 non letti / 20BookConcierge, Maggio 2018
March, 2018 - Read about the lions and the lambs35 non letti / 35BookConcierge, Aprile 2018
Personal messages: 201745 non letti / 45anna_in_pdx, Marzo 2018
How many books are too many80 non letti / 80ALWINN, Marzo 2018
February, 2018--Live, Love...and Read27 non letti / 27cindydavid4, Marzo 2018
January, 2018: Chipping away at the TBR pile43 non letti / 43BookConcierge, Febbraio 2018
Cinema, 2017--where's the sound and vision?274 non letti / 274mejix, Gennaio 2018
December, 2017: Chilly Scenes of Winter38 non letti / 38BookConcierge, Gennaio 2018
2017: Obits and Tributes133 non letti / 133Cecrow, Gennaio 2018
"Hmmmmm"...2017 edition81 non letti / 81anna_in_pdx, Dicembre 2017
Christmas wish list, 2017 edition14 non letti / 14CliffBurns, Dicembre 2017
November, 2017--nothing insulates better than a good, thick book36 non letti / 36BookConcierge, Dicembre 2017
2017: Author Interviews and Features56 non letti / 56CliffBurns, Novembre 2017
October, 2017: Even the "Great Pumpkin" has a TBR Pile24 non letti / 24BookConcierge, Novembre 2017
September, 2017: A bumper crop of great books33 non letti / 33BookConcierge, Ottobre 2017
Television programs/series worth watching--201725 non letti / 25CliffBurns, Settembre 2017
August, 2017--The sun also rises on a long, hot summer...39 non letti / 39BookConcierge, Agosto 2017
Reading Chinese Contemporary Fiction (in English translation!)18 non letti / 18Limelite, Agosto 2017
July, 2017--Celebrate Canada's 150th birthday with a diverse, alternative read52 non letti / 52Limelite, Agosto 2017
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