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Literary fiction is a term that has come into common usage in the early 1960s. The term is principally used to distinguish "serious fiction" which is a work that claims to hold literary merit, in comparison from genre fiction and popular fiction. The name literature is sometimes used for this genre, although it can also refer to a broader category of writing. ...more
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“ Phaedra keeps saying she's being selfish. That she hates herself for it, but she does it anyway. She can't deny herself what she wants, even if it brings about her downfall and his." "And have you learned anything from our literary parallel?" "Not really, I keep thinking that she would do it all over again if there were a chance...a chance that it could go right. Even if 99 times out of a 100 the story ends badly, it's worth it if only once she gets a happy ending. ...more ”
Valancourt Books is an independent small press specializing in the rediscovery of rare, neglecte…more
[close] Valancourt Books is an independent small press specializing in the rediscovery of rare, neglected, and out-of-print fiction. Horror & Supernatural, Weird Fiction, Literary Classics, Gothic & Victorian, LGBT Interest Website | Facebook | Twitter We publish works by: Michael McDowell, Christopher Priest, Richard Matheson, Robert Aickman, Iain Sinclair, Stephen Gregory, Bernard Taylor, J.B. Priestley, and many others.
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Welcome to the Roundtable Our passions include literary fiction, the classics, and serious non-…more
[close] Welcome to the Roundtable Our passions include literary fiction, the classics, and serious non-fiction. In 2021 we've planned projects to expand our Canadian Literature horizons, read a couple of those Big Books we never have time for, and maybe fit a classic read in there too. Perhaps you'd like to join in our Book Tournament later this year? Or you can sign on for our yearly TBR reading challenge, and the year-long International Challenge, or the 4 month long task based Book Challenge. We also invite you to our list [of books, of course] making frenzy, or to add a discussion thread for your favorite author. The fine print: We're a smallish group, but active, and we'd like to have actively participating members. If you've been a member for more than four months without participating, we will assume that you are not interested in the group and you will be subject to deletion (one post after acceptance into the group is not considered active). This may take the form of participation in one of the structured features described above or something more free-form. While we've all got our guilty pleasures -- vampires in love, celebrity gossip, books from our childhoods -- these books don't fit with the group's vision and purpose. It's strictly "quality" writing for an adult audience; for us this means literary fiction, the classics, and serious non-fiction. We like to see a diversity of opinions about what we read and a strong passion for books is a plus. However, we ask that our group members keep it about the books; be respectful of others and refrain from the ad hominem. Finally, you'll see that we're a private group and you'll need to "apply" to join us. This means that we'd like a word from you about why you'd like to join and what you're hoping to get from a group. It also helps if we can see your shelves and your profile. If your profile is set to private, you will not be approved for membership in the group.
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This group was created to showcase Brother Mockingbird's talented authors and their books.…more
[close] This group was created to showcase Brother Mockingbird's talented authors and their books.
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A forum for friendly discussion of classics, literary fiction, nonfiction, poetry and short stor…more
[close] A forum for friendly discussion of classics, literary fiction, nonfiction, poetry and short stories. We also love movies and art. Don't ask to join this group to promote your work. Once in a while long-standing members may mention they have a book out, but this group is not to be used as a promotional tool.
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