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(Literary Hub)   The best literary parties of all time. "Parties" were social gatherings people used to have, and "literary" parties were gatherings where people discussed "books," which were things people used to read before TikTok   (lithub.com) divider line
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2022-11-27 7:29:59 PM  
Missing the party where Hemingway punched out a much older Wallace Stevens, who then broke his hand on Hemingway's face and proceeded to lie to people, telling them he'd broken it in a fall.
 
2022-11-27 7:30:01 PM  
They didn't list any of Ben Franklin's Philadelphia parties, some of them were kind of important later on.
 
2022-11-27 7:30:47 PM  
Or that party in college where we got high, ate pizza, and talked Camus for hours.
 
2022-11-27 7:35:03 PM  
The Bronte Sisters action figures are lit yo

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2022-11-27 7:50:53 PM  
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2022-11-27 7:51:18 PM  
Party where mary shelley wrote frankenstein.
 
2022-11-27 8:26:45 PM  
I've read both Proust and James Joyce.

I don't think I'd ever want to be at a party to listen to them talk about anything.
 
2022-11-27 8:52:31 PM  

Ishkur: I've read both Proust and James Joyce.

I don't think I'd ever want to be at a party to listen to them talk about anything.


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2022-11-27 8:59:29 PM  

AntonChigger: Ishkur: I've read both Proust and James Joyce.

I don't think I'd ever want to be at a party to listen to them talk about anything.

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Who'd have ever guessed that Joyce had a fart fetish?
 
2022-11-27 11:36:30 PM  
How droll.

/read this with the most exaggeratedly foppish laugh preceding it.
 
2022-11-27 11:36:46 PM  
I know about books! They're like Audible transcripts, right?
 
2022-11-28 12:21:42 AM  

Trocadero: They didn't list any of Ben Franklin's Philadelphia parties, some of them were kind of important later on.


Or his satanic orgies at the Hellfire Club.  Incidentally coincident that piles of children's  skeletons were found under the joint.

Ironically I refer to Fart Proudly on occasion.  However Ben Franklin was a heavy satanic scumbag... that wrong clock is dead right twice every day.

That's 730 a year...  good enough for a politician.
 
2022-11-28 12:23:34 AM  
Tru's "Murder By Death" is a classic nonetheless.
 
2022-11-28 3:23:21 AM  
Saying people used to read books before tiktok is like saying people used to ride horses before the SS Camaro.
 
2022-11-28 4:53:56 AM  

AppleOptionEsc: Saying people used to read books before tiktok is like saying people used to ride horses before the SS Camaro.


Farkers will biatch about anything
 
2022-11-28 4:59:54 AM  
Lexington has had a couple of writers over the years and one showed at a friend's 40th birthday. At one point our circle of conversation included him, and the conversation had drifted to Ronald Reagan. (This was long ago) I said that for me Reagan was like Elvis: I didn't get the attraction. At this point every other conversation in the room hit a lull so the words of The Great Writer could be heard by  everyone. "If this is where the talk is going, I'm leaving."

He must have misunderstood but you never get a chance to correct yourself. Maybe he simply objected to me opening my mouth . Many people do. For the rest of the party I was simply the pest who had pissed off the Great Man.
 
2022-11-28 5:04:12 AM  

LewDux: AppleOptionEsc: Saying people used to read books before tiktok is like saying people used to ride horses before the SS Camaro.

Farkers will biatch about anything


I mean, both statements are true. We've been reading for centuries. We've been using horses for centuries. And some new fangled thing came along. People still read. People still ride horses.

I just remember "damn kids and Twitter, no one reads"
"damn kids and facebook, no one reads"
"damn kids and video games, no one reads"
"damn kids and Cable, no one reads"
"damn kids and Sock Hops, no one reads"
 
2022-11-28 5:15:31 AM  

phlegmjay: Missing the party where Hemingway punched out a much older Wallace Stevens, who then broke his hand on Hemingway's face and proceeded to lie to people, telling them he'd broken it in a fall.


Stevens went to Key West to drink and was outrageously drunk when he met Hemingway. And Stevens mocked Hemingway's theatrical butch posturing. Neither liked the other and Stevens thought his height could overcome the 20 year difference in their ages.

Neither writer added to their luster by the incident. Hemingway even boasted of it in a letter to his sister. Sober the next morning, Stevens went around to apologize and the men ostensibly patched things up, but Stevens never wintered in Key West again.
 
2022-11-28 7:15:42 AM  

AppleOptionEsc: LewDux: AppleOptionEsc: Saying people used to read books before tiktok is like saying people used to ride horses before the SS Camaro.

Farkers will biatch about anything

I mean, both statements are true. We've been reading for centuries. We've been using horses for centuries. And some new fangled thing came along. People still read. People still ride horses.

I just remember "damn kids and Twitter, no one reads"
"damn kids and facebook, no one reads"
"damn kids and video games, no one reads"
"damn kids and Cable, no one reads"
"damn kids and Sock Hops, no one reads"


You don't understand hyperbole, got it.
 
2022-11-28 9:42:14 AM  
I am not quite sure, that we don't have them anymore.   If there's no ads in tiktok or Instagram, it doesn't mean they don't exist.
 
2022-11-28 2:04:08 PM  

AppleOptionEsc: Saying people used to read books before tiktok is like saying people used to ride horses before the SS Camaro.


Yeah, but the horse could actually get you somewhere.
 
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