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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October, 2023 Reading: "The clear light that belongs to October was making the landscape radiant." Florence Bone4 lukematonta / 4jldarden, Eilen 6:00pm
2023: Personal Message Board20 lukematonta / 20CliffBurns, Eilen 2:31pm
September, 2023 Reading: “Autumn carries more gold in its pocket than all the other seasons.” Jim Bishop10 lukematonta / 10iansales, sunnuntai 5:48pm
Sci Fi that doesn't suck217 lukematonta / 217CliffBurns, lauantai 6:33pm
Cinema, 2023: Picks & Pans68 lukematonta / 68CliffBurns, lauantai 11:31am
In 2023, these are the things that make us go "Hmmm..."7 lukematonta / 7varielle, perjantai 6:54pm
2023 Obits: Going, going...gone69 lukematonta / 69justifiedsinner, perjantai 10:35am
2023: Articles related to writers, writing & publishing69 lukematonta / 69CliffBurns, syyskuu 16
August, 2023 Readings: "Breathe the sweetness that hovers in August." (Denise Levertov)19 lukematonta / 19betty_s, syyskuu 7
Poetry III: A Poet Can Survive Everything But A Misprint34 lukematonta / 34mejix, elokuu 2
July, 2023: Readings “Ah, summer, what power you have to make us suffer and like it.” (Russell Baker)37 lukematonta / 37PatrickMurtha, elokuu 1
June: 2023 Reading: "It is better to be a young June-bug than an old bird of paradise." (Mark Twain)16 lukematonta / 16justifiedsinner, kesäkuu 30
Book Hauls 6: A thread about buying books ...205 lukematonta / 205bluepiano, kesäkuu 11
Only one text can be next3 lukematonta / 3SandraArdnas, kesäkuu 4
May, 2023 Reading: “May, more than any other month of the year, wants us to feel alive.” (Fennel Hudson)17 lukematonta / 17iansales, toukokuu 28
Great quotes, memorable bits of wisdom (Thread #2)121 lukematonta / 121CliffBurns, toukokuu 26
April, 2023: Reading "Sweet April's tears, Dead on the hem of May." Alexander Smith11 lukematonta / 11RobertDay, huhtikuu 30
Now That's What I Call More Modern Music, Part IV179 lukematonta / 179mejix, huhtikuu 12
March, 2023 Readings: “You can cut all the flowers but you cannot keep Spring from coming.” (Pablo Neruda)11 lukematonta / 11CliffBurns, maaliskuu 27
Slow Reading14 lukematonta / 14estragon73, maaliskuu 11
Sade Vs Sotos2 lukematonta / 2PaigeBardon, maaliskuu 6
Ian McEwan4 lukematonta / 4Crypto-Willobie, helmikuu 28
February, 2023 Readings: "February makes a bridge and March breaks it." (Proverb)12 lukematonta / 12CliffBurns, helmikuu 28
Jan. 2023/Reading: "Good resolutions are simply checks that men draw on a bank where they have no account." Oscar Wilde17 lukematonta / 17CliffBurns, tammikuu 29
2022: Articles on writing, authors and publishing68 lukematonta / 68CliffBurns, tammikuu 7
2022 Obits: Gone, but not forgotten60 lukematonta / 60absurdeist, tammikuu 6
December, 2022: Reading “Cold in the earth and fifteen wild Decembers, From those brown hills, have melted into spring.”23 lukematonta / 23CliffBurns, tammikuu 3
How/Where do you buy your books? (Thread #2)38 lukematonta / 38Cecrow, joulukuu 2022
2022: Personal Message Board33 lukematonta / 33CliffBurns, joulukuu 2022
2022: The Movies We Love (...and not so much)69 lukematonta / 69CliffBurns, joulukuu 2022
November, 2022 Reading: “November at its best—with a sort of delightful menace in the air.” Anne Bosworth Greene15 lukematonta / 15CliffBurns, marraskuu 2022
2018: Television shows/series worth watching103 lukematonta / 103CliffBurns, marraskuu 2022
October, 2022 Readings: " October, tuck tiny candy bars in my pockets and carve my smile into a thousand pumpkins."29 lukematonta / 29CliffBurns, lokakuuta 2022
September, 2022 Readings: “Autumn is a second spring when every leaf is a flower.” (Camus)24 lukematonta / 24Cecrow, syyskuu 2022
2022: Things that make us go "Hmmm..."23 lukematonta / 23CliffBurns, syyskuu 2022
August, 2022 Books: "August arrives in the dark/we are not even asleep & it is here..."25 lukematonta / 25CliffBurns, syyskuu 2022
July, 2022 Readings “Summer has filled her veins with light and her heart is washed with noon.” (C. Day Lewis)21 lukematonta / 21BookConcierge, heinäkuu 2022
June, 2022 Readings: "The month of June trembled like a butterfly..." (Pablo Neruda)25 lukematonta / 25CliffBurns, kesäkuu 2022
May, 2022 Readings: "What potent blood hath modest May." Ralph W. Emerson19 lukematonta / 19CliffBurns, toukokuu 2022
They Whisper in my Blood1 lukematon / 1BAPS, toukokuu 2022
April, 2022 Readings: “April. Month of dust and lies.” (Naguib Mahfouz)28 lukematonta / 28bluepiano, huhtikuu 2022
March, 2022 Readings: “March bustles in on windy feet, and sweeps my doorstep and my street.” (Susan Reiner)9 lukematonta / 9BookConcierge, maaliskuu 2022
February, 2022 Readings: “February is the border between winter and spring.” (Terri Guillemets)22 lukematonta / 22BookConcierge, helmikuu 2022
January, 2022 (Reading): “Hope Smiles from the threshold of the year to come, Whispering 'it will be happier'...”29 lukematonta / 29BookConcierge, tammikuu 2022
2021: Fond farewells and obits82 lukematonta / 82CliffBurns, tammikuu 2022
2021: Personal Message Board43 lukematonta / 43CliffBurns, tammikuu 2022
Dec. 2021: Readings " was in the bleak December/And each separate dying ember wrought its ghost upon the floor."22 lukematonta / 22mejix, joulukuu 2021
2021: Articles on authors and publishing53 lukematonta / 53mejix, joulukuu 2021
2021: The Movies We're Watching83 lukematonta / 83CliffBurns, joulukuu 2021
September, 2011--Early autumn reading189 lukematonta / 189RODNEYP, joulukuu 2021
November, 2021 Readings "November always seemed to me the Norway of the year." (Emily Dickinson)23 lukematonta / 23CliffBurns, joulukuu 2021
October, 2021: Readings "I wish that every day was Saturday and every month was October.” Charmaine Ford20 lukematonta / 20CliffBurns, lokakuuta 2021
Things that make you go "Hmmm..." (2020 Edition)64 lukematonta / 64DugsBooks, lokakuuta 2021
Sept. 2021 Readings: "Late September holds onto the summer / like that promise you made / you can never forget."16 lukematonta / 16KatrinkaV, lokakuuta 2021
August, 2021 Readings: "I do not think I have said enough about the splintered disorder of June, July and August."30 lukematonta / 30Limelite, syyskuu 2021
July, 2021 Readings: “The Summer looks out from her brazen tower/Through the flashing bars of July.” (Francis Thompson)19 lukematonta / 19BookConcierge, elokuu 2021
June, 2021 Readings: "Green was the silence, wet was the light, the month of June trembled like a butterfly.” (Neruda)16 lukematonta / 16BookConcierge, heinäkuu 2021
May, 2021 Readings: "The month of May was come, when every lusty heart beginneth to blossom, and to bring forth fruit."8 lukematonta / 8Maura49, toukokuu 2021
March, 2021 Readings: "March is the month of expectation, the things we do not know..." (Emily Dickenson)29 lukematonta / 29CliffBurns, toukokuu 2021
April, 2021 Readings: "April hath put a spirit of youth in everything." (Shakespeare)16 lukematonta / 16CliffBurns, huhtikuu 2021
What Light Prose/Comedy Meets Snobby Standards?13 lukematonta / 13SandraArdnas, huhtikuu 2021
Films we're watching in 2020139 lukematonta / 139berthirsch, maaliskuu 2021
February, 2021 Reading: “February is the border between winter and spring." (T. Guillemets)19 lukematonta / 19RobertDay, maaliskuu 2021
January, 2021--"And now we welcome the new year, full of things that have never been.” (R.M. Rilke)19 lukematonta / 19mykl-s, tammikuu 2021
December, 2020 Readings: "On cold December fragrant chaplets blow/And heavy harvests nod beneath the snow." (A. Pope)7 lukematonta / 7CliffBurns, tammikuu 2021
2020: Obits and Memorials152 lukematonta / 152CliffBurns, joulukuu 2020
2020: Articles about writers, writing and publishing82 lukematonta / 82CliffBurns, joulukuu 2020
2020: Personal news and announcements from our members32 lukematonta / 32RobertDay, joulukuu 2020
November, 2020 Readings: "Since golden October declined into sombre November..." T.S. Eliot25 lukematonta / 25BookConcierge, marraskuu 2020
October, 2020 Readings: "I have been younger in October than in all the months of spring.” (W.S. Merwin)18 lukematonta / 18KatrinkaV, marraskuu 2020
On Nobel Prize Winners (Literature) Your Thoughts?33 lukematonta / 33Cecrow, lokakuuta 2020
September, 2020 Readings: "Like steps of passing ghosts/The leaves, frost-crisp’d, break from the trees/And fall…"17 lukematonta / 17CliffBurns, lokakuuta 2020
August, 2020, Reading: "That August time it was delight / To watch the red moons wane to white." A. Charles Swinburne14 lukematonta / 14cindydavid4, syyskuu 2020
July, 2020 Readings "July is a blind date with summer." (Hal Borland)28 lukematonta / 28BookConcierge, heinäkuu 2020
June, 2020 Readings “At midnight, in the month of June, I stand beneath the mystic moon.” (Edgar Allan Poe)23 lukematonta / 23CliffBurns, kesäkuu 2020
May, 2020 Readings: “May, more than any other month of the year, wants us to feel alive.” (F. Hudson)24 lukematonta / 24CliffBurns, toukokuu 2020
April, 2020--Readings "April... hath put a spirit of youth in everything." - William Shakespeare34 lukematonta / 34CliffBurns, toukokuu 2020
March, 2020 Readings: "It was one of those March days...when it is summer in the light, and winter in the shade."22 lukematonta / 22CliffBurns, huhtikuu 2020
Great visuals--art and graphic design for smart people265 lukematonta / 265CliffBurns, maaliskuu 2020
February, 2020: "Surely as cometh the Winter, I know/There are Spring violets under the snow." R. H. Newell26 lukematonta / 26Cecrow, maaliskuu 2020
January, 2020 Readings: “Nourish beginnings, let us nourish beginnings" (Muriel Rukeyser)31 lukematonta / 31Limelite, helmikuu 2020
2019: Obits and Memorials202 lukematonta / 202cindydavid4, tammikuu 2020
Judging Books by Their Covers141 lukematonta / 141CliffBurns, tammikuu 2020
What does 'literary' mean and what makes something literary?12 lukematonta / 12bookstopshere, tammikuu 2020
Best (and worst) books of 201912 lukematonta / 12Limelite, tammikuu 2020
Things that make us go "Hmmm...." (2019 edition)162 lukematonta / 162DugsBooks, tammikuu 2020
2019: Personal news and announcements from our members49 lukematonta / 49CliffBurns, tammikuu 2020
December, 2019 Readings: "December drops no weak, relenting tear..." C. Cranch28 lukematonta / 28CliffBurns, joulukuu 2019
Cinema, 2019--The Future Has Arrived201 lukematonta / 201CliffBurns, joulukuu 2019
2019: Articles about books, authors and publishing110 lukematonta / 110CliffBurns, joulukuu 2019
November, 2019 Readings ("And it's hard to hold a candle/In the cold November rain." Guns 'n Roses24 lukematonta / 24CliffBurns, marraskuu 2019
October, 2019 (Readings) "October country...that country whose people are autumn people, thinking only autumn thoughts."26 lukematonta / 26Maura49, marraskuu 2019
How/where do you buy books?331 lukematonta / 331CliffBurns, lokakuuta 2019
Drama on Radio 370 lukematonta / 70CliffBurns, lokakuuta 2019
September, 2019: "September: the most beautiful of words...evoking orange-flowers, swallows, and regret."36 lukematonta / 36CliffBurns, syyskuu 2019
August, 2019: What we're reading and why we're reading it23 lukematonta / 23Limelite, syyskuu 2019
The History Channel--examining and re-imagining the past16 lukematonta / 16CliffBurns, syyskuu 2019
July, 2019 Books: "We thread our way through a moving forest of ice-cream cones & crimson thighs." Jean-Dominique Bauby26 lukematonta / 26BookConcierge, elokuu 2019
E-readers: Yes or No303 lukematonta / 303Maura49, heinäkuu 2019
June, 2019 Readings: "Here's a hymn to welcome in the day/Heralding a summer's early sway." (The Decembrists)23 lukematonta / 23BookConcierge, kesäkuu 2019
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