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List Name Literary (Literary)
Purpose: LITERARY is an on-going discussion of books and authors. It is one of the
oldest email discussion groups on the Internet, dating back to the 1980's.
First it was hosted on bitnet, then on cren.net, before moving in
January of 2003 to its new home, Topica.
Literary brings together people from all reaches of the Internet community who are interested in good
literature. People who participate in literary share their latest finds and
enthusiasms. Discussions usually center around, but are not limited to,     
American and English literature of the 19th and 20th centuries. Topics      
discussed are limited only by the interests of its members. People often   
recommend good books that they've just read, sharing their enjoyment with a
receptive audience. People seeking information often find answers here, such
as "What was that story in which..." or "who wrote the book in which..." We
also discuss critical issues from time to time, and there are also the      
popular "Book of the Month" discussions, in which members of the group agree
to read a particular book and join in an on-going discussion (although this
doesn't happen every month!).               
Feel free to particpate in the group's discussions, or to "lurk" in the     
background until a topic comes up that stimulates you to join in. It is     
perfectly permissible to start new topics. HINT: the more specific you are,
the more likely you'll be to start a discussion going. For example, this    
usually doesn't work: "Anybody like mystery stories?" This does work: "I    
just read xxxxxx by yyyyyy and I noticed that the author repeatedly mentions
that the detective's feet are flat. What is the significance of this?"      
If you have any questions or problems, feel free to contact the list owners:
David Hodges at dhodges@outermost.com, or Tom Edman at tedman@acm.org.
List Type: Unmoderated discussion
Subscription: Does not require owner approval
Archive: Readable by anyone
Created: Jan 25, 2003
Owner: David Hodges
To Join: Subscribe here, or send an email to Literary-subscribe@topica.com
To Post: Send mail to 'Literary@topica.com'
Stats: 30 subscribers / < 1 messages per week
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