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 & Pans20 ungelesen / 20CliffBurns, Gestern 11:05pm
February, 2023 Readings: "February makes a bridge and March breaks it." (Proverb)1 ungelesen / 1CliffBurns, Donnerstag 11:35am
In 2023, these are the things that make us go "Hmmm..."1 ungelesen / 1CliffBurns, Januar 31
2023 Obits: Going, going...gone6 ungelesen / 6mstrust, Januar 30
Jan. 2023/Reading: "Good resolutions are simply checks that men draw on a bank where they have no account." Oscar Wilde17 ungelesen / 17CliffBurns, Januar 29
2023: Articles related to writers, writing & publishing3 ungelesen / 3CliffBurns, Januar 28
2023: Personal Message Board1 ungelesen / 1CliffBurns, Januar 17
2022: Articles on writing, authors and publishing68 ungelesen / 68CliffBurns, Januar 7
2022 Obits: Gone, but not forgotten60 ungelesen / 60absurdeist, Januar 6
Sci Fi that doesn't suck213 ungelesen / 213CliffBurns, Januar 4
December, 2022: Reading “Cold in the earth and fifteen wild Decembers, From those brown hills, have melted into spring.”23 ungelesen / 23CliffBurns, Januar 3
How/Where do you buy your books? (Thread #2)38 ungelesen / 38Cecrow, Dezember 30, 2022
2022: Personal Message Board33 ungelesen / 33CliffBurns, Dezember 23, 2022
2022: The Movies We Love (...and not so much)69 ungelesen / 69CliffBurns, Dezember 14, 2022
Slow Reading13 ungelesen / 13Maura49, Dezember 7, 2022
November, 2022 Reading: “November at its best—with a sort of delightful menace in the air.” Anne Bosworth Greene15 ungelesen / 15CliffBurns, November 28, 2022
2018: Television shows/series worth watching103 ungelesen / 103CliffBurns, November 2022
October, 2022 Readings: " October, tuck tiny candy bars in my pockets and carve my smile into a thousand pumpkins."29 ungelesen / 29CliffBurns, Oktober 2022
Book Hauls 6: A thread about buying books ...200 ungelesen / 200CliffBurns, Oktober 2022
Great quotes, memorable bits of wisdom (Thread #2)119 ungelesen / 119CliffBurns, Oktober 2022
September, 2022 Readings: “Autumn is a second spring when every leaf is a flower.” (Camus)24 ungelesen / 24Cecrow, September 2022
2022: Things that make us go "Hmmm..."23 ungelesen / 23CliffBurns, September 2022
August, 2022 Books: "August arrives in the dark/we are not even asleep & it is here..."25 ungelesen / 25CliffBurns, September 2022
July, 2022 Readings “Summer has filled her veins with light and her heart is washed with noon.” (C. Day Lewis)21 ungelesen / 21BookConcierge, Juli 2022
Now That's What I Call More Modern Music, Part IV175 ungelesen / 175Cecrow, Juli 2022
June, 2022 Readings: "The month of June trembled like a butterfly..." (Pablo Neruda)25 ungelesen / 25CliffBurns, Juni 2022
May, 2022 Readings: "What potent blood hath modest May." Ralph W. Emerson19 ungelesen / 19CliffBurns, Mai 2022
They Whisper in my Blood1 ungelesen / 1BAPS, Mai 2022
April, 2022 Readings: “April. Month of dust and lies.” (Naguib Mahfouz)28 ungelesen / 28bluepiano, April 2022
March, 2022 Readings: “March bustles in on windy feet, and sweeps my doorstep and my street.” (Susan Reiner)9 ungelesen / 9BookConcierge, März 2022
February, 2022 Readings: “February is the border between winter and spring.” (Terri Guillemets)22 ungelesen / 22BookConcierge, Februar 2022
January, 2022 (Reading): “Hope Smiles from the threshold of the year to come, Whispering 'it will be happier'...”29 ungelesen / 29BookConcierge, Januar 2022
2021: Fond farewells and obits82 ungelesen / 82CliffBurns, Januar 2022
Poetry III: A Poet Can Survive Everything But A Misprint33 ungelesen / 33mejix, Januar 2022
2021: Personal Message Board43 ungelesen / 43CliffBurns, Januar 2022
Dec. 2021: Readings " was in the bleak December/And each separate dying ember wrought its ghost upon the floor."22 ungelesen / 22mejix, Dezember 2021
2021: Articles on authors and publishing53 ungelesen / 53mejix, Dezember 2021
2021: The Movies We're Watching83 ungelesen / 83CliffBurns, Dezember 2021
September, 2011--Early autumn reading189 ungelesen / 189RODNEYP, Dezember 2021
November, 2021 Readings "November always seemed to me the Norway of the year." (Emily Dickinson)23 ungelesen / 23CliffBurns, Dezember 2021
October, 2021: Readings "I wish that every day was Saturday and every month was October.” Charmaine Ford20 ungelesen / 20CliffBurns, Oktober 2021
Things that make you go "Hmmm..." (2020 Edition)64 ungelesen / 64DugsBooks, Oktober 2021
Sept. 2021 Readings: "Late September holds onto the summer / like that promise you made / you can never forget."16 ungelesen / 16KatrinkaV, Oktober 2021
August, 2021 Readings: "I do not think I have said enough about the splintered disorder of June, July and August."30 ungelesen / 30Limelite, September 2021
July, 2021 Readings: “The Summer looks out from her brazen tower/Through the flashing bars of July.” (Francis Thompson)19 ungelesen / 19BookConcierge, August 2021
June, 2021 Readings: "Green was the silence, wet was the light, the month of June trembled like a butterfly.” (Neruda)16 ungelesen / 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 ungelesen / 8Maura49, Mai 2021
March, 2021 Readings: "March is the month of expectation, the things we do not know..." (Emily Dickenson)29 ungelesen / 29CliffBurns, Mai 2021
April, 2021 Readings: "April hath put a spirit of youth in everything." (Shakespeare)16 ungelesen / 16CliffBurns, April 2021
What Light Prose/Comedy Meets Snobby Standards?13 ungelesen / 13SandraArdnas, April 2021
Films we're watching in 2020139 ungelesen / 139berthirsch, März 2021
February, 2021 Reading: “February is the border between winter and spring." (T. Guillemets)19 ungelesen / 19RobertDay, März 2021
January, 2021--"And now we welcome the new year, full of things that have never been.” (R.M. Rilke)19 ungelesen / 19mykl-s, Januar 2021
December, 2020 Readings: "On cold December fragrant chaplets blow/And heavy harvests nod beneath the snow." (A. Pope)7 ungelesen / 7CliffBurns, Januar 2021
2020: Obits and Memorials152 ungelesen / 152CliffBurns, Dezember 2020
2020: Articles about writers, writing and publishing82 ungelesen / 82CliffBurns, Dezember 2020
2020: Personal news and announcements from our members32 ungelesen / 32RobertDay, Dezember 2020
November, 2020 Readings: "Since golden October declined into sombre November..." T.S. Eliot25 ungelesen / 25BookConcierge, November 2020
October, 2020 Readings: "I have been younger in October than in all the months of spring.” (W.S. Merwin)18 ungelesen / 18KatrinkaV, November 2020
On Nobel Prize Winners (Literature) Your Thoughts?33 ungelesen / 33Cecrow, Oktober 2020
September, 2020 Readings: "Like steps of passing ghosts/The leaves, frost-crisp’d, break from the trees/And fall…"17 ungelesen / 17CliffBurns, Oktober 2020
August, 2020, Reading: "That August time it was delight / To watch the red moons wane to white." A. Charles Swinburne14 ungelesen / 14cindydavid4, September 2020
July, 2020 Readings "July is a blind date with summer." (Hal Borland)28 ungelesen / 28BookConcierge, Juli 2020
June, 2020 Readings “At midnight, in the month of June, I stand beneath the mystic moon.” (Edgar Allan Poe)23 ungelesen / 23CliffBurns, Juni 2020
May, 2020 Readings: “May, more than any other month of the year, wants us to feel alive.” (F. Hudson)24 ungelesen / 24CliffBurns, Mai 2020
April, 2020--Readings "April... hath put a spirit of youth in everything." - William Shakespeare34 ungelesen / 34CliffBurns, Mai 2020
March, 2020 Readings: "It was one of those March days...when it is summer in the light, and winter in the shade."22 ungelesen / 22CliffBurns, April 2020
Great visuals--art and graphic design for smart people265 ungelesen / 265CliffBurns, März 2020
February, 2020: "Surely as cometh the Winter, I know/There are Spring violets under the snow." R. H. Newell26 ungelesen / 26Cecrow, März 2020
January, 2020 Readings: “Nourish beginnings, let us nourish beginnings" (Muriel Rukeyser)31 ungelesen / 31Limelite, Februar 2020
2019: Obits and Memorials202 ungelesen / 202cindydavid4, Januar 2020
Judging Books by Their Covers141 ungelesen / 141CliffBurns, Januar 2020
What does 'literary' mean and what makes something literary?12 ungelesen / 12bookstopshere, Januar 2020
Best (and worst) books of 201912 ungelesen / 12Limelite, Januar 2020
Things that make us go "Hmmm...." (2019 edition)162 ungelesen / 162DugsBooks, Januar 2020
2019: Personal news and announcements from our members49 ungelesen / 49CliffBurns, Januar 2020
December, 2019 Readings: "December drops no weak, relenting tear..." C. Cranch28 ungelesen / 28CliffBurns, Dezember 2019
Cinema, 2019--The Future Has Arrived201 ungelesen / 201CliffBurns, Dezember 2019
2019: Articles about books, authors and publishing110 ungelesen / 110CliffBurns, Dezember 2019
November, 2019 Readings ("And it's hard to hold a candle/In the cold November rain." Guns 'n Roses24 ungelesen / 24CliffBurns, November 2019
October, 2019 (Readings) "October country...that country whose people are autumn people, thinking only autumn thoughts."26 ungelesen / 26Maura49, November 2019
How/where do you buy books?331 ungelesen / 331CliffBurns, Oktober 2019
Drama on Radio 370 ungelesen / 70CliffBurns, Oktober 2019
September, 2019: "September: the most beautiful of words...evoking orange-flowers, swallows, and regret."36 ungelesen / 36CliffBurns, September 2019
August, 2019: What we're reading and why we're reading it23 ungelesen / 23Limelite, September 2019
The History Channel--examining and re-imagining the past16 ungelesen / 16CliffBurns, September 2019
July, 2019 Books: "We thread our way through a moving forest of ice-cream cones & crimson thighs." Jean-Dominique Bauby26 ungelesen / 26BookConcierge, August 2019
E-readers: Yes or No303 ungelesen / 303Maura49, Juli 2019
June, 2019 Readings: "Here's a hymn to welcome in the day/Heralding a summer's early sway." (The Decembrists)23 ungelesen / 23BookConcierge, Juni 2019
May, 2019: Readings..."What potent blood hath modest May" (Emerson)21 ungelesen / 21KatrinkaV, Juni 2019
2018: Articles about books, writers & publishing117 ungelesen / 117CliffBurns, Mai 2019
April, 2019: “It was a bright cold day in April, and the clocks were striking thirteen.” (Orwell)17 ungelesen / 17anna_in_pdx, Mai 2019
Another poetry thread / I thought the last one was dead / along with my aching head / from Nantucket297 ungelesen / 297CliffBurns, April 2019
March, 2019--"March is the month of expectation /The things we do not know" (E. Dickinson)24 ungelesen / 24CliffBurns, März 2019
February, 2019: "Whateva da weatha", keep reading38 ungelesen / 38CliffBurns, Februar 2019
January, 2019--Books we're reading to greet the New Year45 ungelesen / 45RobertDay, Februar 2019
Looking back on 2018--"Best of..." Lists and Reflections13 ungelesen / 13CliffBurns, Januar 2019
2018 Cinema--Leave comic book movies to childish minds137 ungelesen / 137CliffBurns, Dezember 2018
December, 2018: "Chill December brings the sleet, blazing fire, and Christmas treat."26 ungelesen / 26KatrinkaV, Dezember 2018
2018: Personal news and messages from our members33 ungelesen / 33KatrinkaV, Dezember 2018
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