Re: RARA-AVIS: Re: RARA-AVIS Digest V5 #81

From: Al Guthrie (
Date: 08 Mar 2003

----- Original Message ----- From: <>i
> In a message dated 3/7/03 5:45:00 PM, DJ-Anonymous writes:
> << While reading Patrick McGrath's Spider (definitely gothic, not yet
> in preparation for the movie, I was reminded of a question I've long had
> about British pubs. He refers to the "public bar" and the "snug." >>
> An Irish bar here in Miami has a snug, a small room off the main bar with
> four tables that seat two to four people each. Seems the emphasis is on
> eating and talking in the snug, as distinct from Pinteresque silences and
> suicidal thoughts.
> Betsy

That's it. "Intimate", is the word that springs to mind.


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