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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2024 Cinema (Picks and Pans)12 no leídos / 12CliffBurns, sábado 9:56am
February, 2024 Reading: "In seed time learn, in harvest teach, in winter enjoy." (Blake)9 no leídos / 9CliffBurns, martes 7:43pm
2024: Articles on writers, the writing life and contemporary publishing5 no leídos / 5CliffBurns, Febrero 13
2024: Notable deaths, eulogies for the departed25 no leídos / 25Cecrow, Febrero 12
Not really snobs....8 no leídos / 8CliffBurns, Febrero 10
January, 2024 Readings: “I know not all that may be coming, but be it what it will, I'll go to it laughing.” (Melville)36 no leídos / 36CliffBurns, Febrero 1
In 2024, these are the things that make us go "Hmmmm..."1 no leído / 1CliffBurns, enero 29
2024: A Personal Message Board2 no leídos / 2CliffBurns, enero 18
2023 Obits: Going, going...gone101 no leídos / 101Cecrow, enero 10
2023: Personal Message Board26 no leídos / 26CliffBurns, diciembre 27, 2023
December, 2023 Readings: "“Christmas is doing a little something extra for someone.” Charles Schulz16 no leídos / 16mejix, diciembre 22, 2023
2023: Articles related to writers, writing & publishing73 no leídos / 73CliffBurns, diciembre 19, 2023
2018: Television shows/series worth watching105 no leídos / 105CliffBurns, diciembre 15, 2023
Cinema, 2023: Picks & Pans90 no leídos / 90mstrust, diciembre 12, 2023
In 2023, these are the things that make us go "Hmmm..."14 no leídos / 14CliffBurns, diciembre 5, 2023
November, 2023 Readings: “In November you begin to know how long the winter will be.” (Martha Gellhorn)14 no leídos / 14Cecrow, noviembre 30, 2023
Book Hauls 6: A thread about buying books ...206 no leídos / 206CliffBurns, noviembre 2023
October, 2023 Reading: "The clear light that belongs to October was making the landscape radiant." Florence Bone23 no leídos / 23CliffBurns, noviembre 2023
September, 2023 Reading: “Autumn carries more gold in its pocket than all the other seasons.” Jim Bishop10 no leídos / 10iansales, octubre 2023
Sci Fi that doesn't suck217 no leídos / 217CliffBurns, septiembre 2023
August, 2023 Readings: "Breathe the sweetness that hovers in August." (Denise Levertov)19 no leídos / 19betty_s, septiembre 2023
Poetry III: A Poet Can Survive Everything But A Misprint34 no leídos / 34mejix, agosto 2023
July, 2023: Readings “Ah, summer, what power you have to make us suffer and like it.” (Russell Baker)37 no leídos / 37PatrickMurtha, agosto 2023
June: 2023 Reading: "It is better to be a young June-bug than an old bird of paradise." (Mark Twain)16 no leídos / 16justifiedsinner, junio 2023
Only one text can be next3 no leídos / 3SandraArdnas, junio 2023
May, 2023 Reading: “May, more than any other month of the year, wants us to feel alive.” (Fennel Hudson)17 no leídos / 17iansales, mayo 2023
Great quotes, memorable bits of wisdom (Thread #2)121 no leídos / 121CliffBurns, mayo 2023
April, 2023: Reading "Sweet April's tears, Dead on the hem of May." Alexander Smith11 no leídos / 11RobertDay, abril 2023
Now That's What I Call More Modern Music, Part IV179 no leídos / 179mejix, abril 2023
March, 2023 Readings: “You can cut all the flowers but you cannot keep Spring from coming.” (Pablo Neruda)11 no leídos / 11CliffBurns, marzo 2023
Slow Reading14 no leídos / 14estragon73, marzo 2023
Sade Vs Sotos2 no leídos / 2PaigeBardon, marzo 2023
Ian McEwan4 no leídos / 4Crypto-Willobie, Febrero 2023
February, 2023 Readings: "February makes a bridge and March breaks it." (Proverb)12 no leídos / 12CliffBurns, Febrero 2023
Jan. 2023/Reading: "Good resolutions are simply checks that men draw on a bank where they have no account." Oscar Wilde17 no leídos / 17CliffBurns, enero 2023
2022: Articles on writing, authors and publishing68 no leídos / 68CliffBurns, enero 2023
2022 Obits: Gone, but not forgotten60 no leídos / 60absurdeist, enero 2023
December, 2022: Reading “Cold in the earth and fifteen wild Decembers, From those brown hills, have melted into spring.”23 no leídos / 23CliffBurns, enero 2023
How/Where do you buy your books? (Thread #2)38 no leídos / 38Cecrow, diciembre 2022
2022: Personal Message Board33 no leídos / 33CliffBurns, diciembre 2022
2022: The Movies We Love (...and not so much)69 no leídos / 69CliffBurns, diciembre 2022
November, 2022 Reading: “November at its best—with a sort of delightful menace in the air.” Anne Bosworth Greene15 no leídos / 15CliffBurns, noviembre 2022
October, 2022 Readings: " October, tuck tiny candy bars in my pockets and carve my smile into a thousand pumpkins."29 no leídos / 29CliffBurns, octubre 2022
September, 2022 Readings: “Autumn is a second spring when every leaf is a flower.” (Camus)24 no leídos / 24Cecrow, septiembre 2022
2022: Things that make us go "Hmmm..."23 no leídos / 23CliffBurns, septiembre 2022
August, 2022 Books: "August arrives in the dark/we are not even asleep & it is here..."25 no leídos / 25CliffBurns, septiembre 2022
July, 2022 Readings “Summer has filled her veins with light and her heart is washed with noon.” (C. Day Lewis)21 no leídos / 21BookConcierge, julio 2022
June, 2022 Readings: "The month of June trembled like a butterfly..." (Pablo Neruda)25 no leídos / 25CliffBurns, junio 2022
May, 2022 Readings: "What potent blood hath modest May." Ralph W. Emerson19 no leídos / 19CliffBurns, mayo 2022
They Whisper in my Blood1 no leído / 1BAPS, mayo 2022
April, 2022 Readings: “April. Month of dust and lies.” (Naguib Mahfouz)28 no leídos / 28bluepiano, abril 2022
March, 2022 Readings: “March bustles in on windy feet, and sweeps my doorstep and my street.” (Susan Reiner)9 no leídos / 9BookConcierge, marzo 2022
February, 2022 Readings: “February is the border between winter and spring.” (Terri Guillemets)22 no leídos / 22BookConcierge, Febrero 2022
January, 2022 (Reading): “Hope Smiles from the threshold of the year to come, Whispering 'it will be happier'...”29 no leídos / 29BookConcierge, enero 2022
2021: Fond farewells and obits82 no leídos / 82CliffBurns, enero 2022
2021: Personal Message Board43 no leídos / 43CliffBurns, enero 2022
Dec. 2021: Readings "...it was in the bleak December/And each separate dying ember wrought its ghost upon the floor."22 no leídos / 22mejix, diciembre 2021
2021: Articles on authors and publishing53 no leídos / 53mejix, diciembre 2021
2021: The Movies We're Watching83 no leídos / 83CliffBurns, diciembre 2021
September, 2011--Early autumn reading189 no leídos / 189RODNEYP, diciembre 2021
November, 2021 Readings "November always seemed to me the Norway of the year." (Emily Dickinson)23 no leídos / 23CliffBurns, diciembre 2021
October, 2021: Readings "I wish that every day was Saturday and every month was October.” Charmaine Ford20 no leídos / 20CliffBurns, octubre 2021
Things that make you go "Hmmm..." (2020 Edition)64 no leídos / 64DugsBooks, octubre 2021
Sept. 2021 Readings: "Late September holds onto the summer / like that promise you made / you can never forget."16 no leídos / 16KatrinkaV, octubre 2021
August, 2021 Readings: "I do not think I have said enough about the splintered disorder of June, July and August."30 no leídos / 30Limelite, septiembre 2021
July, 2021 Readings: “The Summer looks out from her brazen tower/Through the flashing bars of July.” (Francis Thompson)19 no leídos / 19BookConcierge, agosto 2021
June, 2021 Readings: "Green was the silence, wet was the light, the month of June trembled like a butterfly.” (Neruda)16 no leídos / 16BookConcierge, julio 2021
May, 2021 Readings: "The month of May was come, when every lusty heart beginneth to blossom, and to bring forth fruit."8 no leídos / 8Maura49, mayo 2021
March, 2021 Readings: "March is the month of expectation, the things we do not know..." (Emily Dickenson)29 no leídos / 29CliffBurns, mayo 2021
April, 2021 Readings: "April hath put a spirit of youth in everything." (Shakespeare)16 no leídos / 16CliffBurns, abril 2021
What Light Prose/Comedy Meets Snobby Standards?13 no leídos / 13SandraArdnas, abril 2021
Films we're watching in 2020139 no leídos / 139berthirsch, marzo 2021
February, 2021 Reading: “February is the border between winter and spring." (T. Guillemets)19 no leídos / 19RobertDay, marzo 2021
January, 2021--"And now we welcome the new year, full of things that have never been.” (R.M. Rilke)19 no leídos / 19mykl-s, enero 2021
December, 2020 Readings: "On cold December fragrant chaplets blow/And heavy harvests nod beneath the snow." (A. Pope)7 no leídos / 7CliffBurns, enero 2021
2020: Obits and Memorials152 no leídos / 152CliffBurns, diciembre 2020
2020: Articles about writers, writing and publishing82 no leídos / 82CliffBurns, diciembre 2020
2020: Personal news and announcements from our members32 no leídos / 32RobertDay, diciembre 2020
November, 2020 Readings: "Since golden October declined into sombre November..." T.S. Eliot25 no leídos / 25BookConcierge, noviembre 2020
October, 2020 Readings: "I have been younger in October than in all the months of spring.” (W.S. Merwin)18 no leídos / 18KatrinkaV, noviembre 2020
On Nobel Prize Winners (Literature) Your Thoughts?33 no leídos / 33Cecrow, octubre 2020
September, 2020 Readings: "Like steps of passing ghosts/The leaves, frost-crisp’d, break from the trees/And fall…"17 no leídos / 17CliffBurns, octubre 2020
August, 2020, Reading: "That August time it was delight / To watch the red moons wane to white." A. Charles Swinburne14 no leídos / 14cindydavid4, septiembre 2020
July, 2020 Readings "July is a blind date with summer." (Hal Borland)28 no leídos / 28BookConcierge, julio 2020
June, 2020 Readings “At midnight, in the month of June, I stand beneath the mystic moon.” (Edgar Allan Poe)23 no leídos / 23CliffBurns, junio 2020
May, 2020 Readings: “May, more than any other month of the year, wants us to feel alive.” (F. Hudson)24 no leídos / 24CliffBurns, mayo 2020
April, 2020--Readings "April... hath put a spirit of youth in everything." - William Shakespeare34 no leídos / 34CliffBurns, mayo 2020
March, 2020 Readings: "It was one of those March days...when it is summer in the light, and winter in the shade."22 no leídos / 22CliffBurns, abril 2020
Great visuals--art and graphic design for smart people265 no leídos / 265CliffBurns, marzo 2020
February, 2020: "Surely as cometh the Winter, I know/There are Spring violets under the snow." R. H. Newell26 no leídos / 26Cecrow, marzo 2020
January, 2020 Readings: “Nourish beginnings, let us nourish beginnings" (Muriel Rukeyser)31 no leídos / 31Limelite, Febrero 2020
2019: Obits and Memorials202 no leídos / 202cindydavid4, enero 2020
Judging Books by Their Covers141 no leídos / 141CliffBurns, enero 2020
What does 'literary' mean and what makes something literary?12 no leídos / 12bookstopshere, enero 2020
Best (and worst) books of 201912 no leídos / 12Limelite, enero 2020
Things that make us go "Hmmm...." (2019 edition)162 no leídos / 162DugsBooks, enero 2020
2019: Personal news and announcements from our members49 no leídos / 49CliffBurns, enero 2020
December, 2019 Readings: "December drops no weak, relenting tear..." C. Cranch28 no leídos / 28CliffBurns, diciembre 2019
Cinema, 2019--The Future Has Arrived201 no leídos / 201CliffBurns, diciembre 2019
2019: Articles about books, authors and publishing110 no leídos / 110CliffBurns, diciembre 2019
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