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OT: Question for the group
Posted by: Sawfish (IP Logged)
Date: 8 August, 2020 11:09AM
This is a very enjoyable group and I now wonder if any of you are aware of any comparable literature appreciation groups.

I just finished with McCarthy's The Outer Dark, a work of his that I had somehow missed previously, and was struck by a functional thematic similarity between Flannery O'Connor's The Misfit in A Good Man is Hard to Find, and the trio of unnamed murders who weave in and out of the plot of Outer Dark.

Sawfish
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"Life is a tragedy to those who feel, a comedy to those who think."

Re: OT: Question for the group
Posted by: Knygatin (IP Logged)
Date: 8 August, 2020 11:57AM
Here is one that may fit the bill. McCarthy forum

I have not used it, but GoodReads has a discussion forum at the bottom of the page. It is probably an enormous group, with tens of thousands of members, in which you can focus in and discuss any author you like. Cormac McCarthy

Re: OT: Question for the group
Posted by: Minicthulhu (IP Logged)
Date: 8 August, 2020 12:15PM
[www.sffchronicles.com] is a good place to discuss classic or modern works of science fiction, weird fiction, horror, etc.

Re: OT: Question for the group
Posted by: Sawfish (IP Logged)
Date: 8 August, 2020 12:18PM
Thanks to all!

Sawfish
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"Life is a tragedy to those who feel, a comedy to those who think."

Re: OT: Question for the group
Posted by: Knygatin (IP Logged)
Date: 8 August, 2020 12:44PM
Minicthulhu Wrote:
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> [www.sffchronicles.com] is a good place to
> discuss classic or modern works of science
> fiction, weird fiction, horror, etc.

Yes, and Dale Nelson is tutoring Tolkien classes there too, and is eager for more participants to join in.

Re: OT: Question for the group
Posted by: Knygatin (IP Logged)
Date: 8 August, 2020 02:03PM
The Eldritch Dark forum is a place existing in limbo. It should attract more users, but it doesn't. Just like the writings of CAS. CAS is as gigantic a literary genius as Lovecraft and Poe. But still, virtually unknown. Every attempt to make him famous has backfired. The explanation to this is partly supernatural, and can be found in his stories, such as "The Chain of Aforgomon", and partly one of sentiment; he is too cosmically refined for people, with a heightened perspective floating above the heads of most.

Re: OT: Question for the group
Posted by: Sawfish (IP Logged)
Date: 8 August, 2020 03:36PM
Knygatin Wrote:
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> The Eldritch Dark forum is a place existing in
> limbo. It should attract more users, but it
> doesn't. Just like the writings of CAS. CAS is as
> gigantic a literary genius as Lovecraft and Poe.
> But still, virtually unknown. Every attempt to
> make him famous has backfired. The explanation to
> this is partly supernatural, and can be found in
> his stories, such as "The Chain of Aforgomon", and
> partly one of sentiment; he is too cosmically
> refined for people, with a heightened perspective
> floating above the heads of most.


My gut feeling is that when I first read his stuff, almost *no one* knew of him. If this is accurate, he is at present much more well known than before.

Personally, I prefer his best works to anything Poe or Lovecraft did. But he is *very* uneven, and much of his work is poetry.

Sawfish
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"Life is a tragedy to those who feel, a comedy to those who think."



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