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- Académie Goncourt - Selects the winner of the Prix Goncourt (Le palmarès), first awarded in 1903.
- Academy of American Poets - You can hear poets read their poems in Listening Booth, search for a poet or a poem. There is information on National Poetry Month and a Calendar of Events.
- All About T. Coraghessan Boyle Resource Center - Sandye Utley, Cincinnati, Ohio. The Short Stories page provides the name of the literary magazine where the story first appeared. Greasy Lake, for example, appeared in the Paris Review 84 (Spring 1982): 14-24. Those with database access may find the complete story in
Humanities International Complete, which has the Paris Review back to from 03/01/1953.
- American Academy in Rome - Overseas center for independent study and advanced research in the fine arts and the humanities. Provides information on the Rome Prize. The Library provides online access to the catalogue.
- American Life in Poetry - "Free column for newspapers by Ted Kooser, the Poet Laureate of the United States." There is a Column Archive.
- American Literature Association - "Coalition of societies devoted to the study of American authors." Has a Directory of Affliated Societies and a Directory of Scholars.
- American Studies Association -
- Prizes and Grants
- archives of publications
- Directory of Graduate Programs in American Studies - Lists programs by region, specialization, and faculty (A-L and
- American Verse Project - "Electronic archive of volumes of American poetry prior to 1920."
(University of Michigan Humanities Text Initiative). You can search or browse by author and title.
- Anglistik Guide - "Subject gateway to scholarly relevant Internet resources on Anglo-American language and literature" created by the State and University Library Göttingen, Germany. There are 159 records for Primary Texts in the Source Type Catalogue.
- Annenberg Media - Media resources for teachers (free streaming video). Registration is required to view the majority of the free material. See also Annenberg Channel. Among the hundreds of free video resources are:
- Literary Visions - "26 half-hour video programs and coordinated books." Produced by Intelecom and Maryland Public Television, 1992.
- Signature Contemporary Writers - 6 one-hour programs. "Video portraits of six diverse writers, all with roots in the South: Bobbie Ann Mason, Ed McClanahan, Marsha Norman, George C. Wolfe, Lee Smith, and Barbara Kingsolver." Produced by KET, The Kentucky Network. 1995, 1997.
- Voices & Visions - 13 one-hour programs exploring "the lives and works of 13 of America's most famous modern poets" (Elizabeth Bishop, Hart Crane, Emily Dickinson, T. S. Eliot, Robert Frost, Langston Hughes, Robert Lowell, Marianne Moore, Sylvia Plath (58:21), Ezra Pound, Wallace Stevens, Walt Whitman, William Carlos Williams). Produced by the New York Center for Visual History, 1988. See John J. O'Connor's New York Times reviews:
Voices and Visions,' On Poets: William Carlos Williams, March 3, 1988;
Putting Marianne Moore in Perspective, March 17, 1988;
Wallace Stevens: A Poet's Double Life, March 31, 1988. "Wallace Stevens: Man Made out of Words'' is still another splendid addition to a fine series.";
The 'Clarifying Mirror" of One Poet: Elizabeth Bishop, April 7, 1988;
Sylvia Plath In Painful Retrospect, April 21, 1988;
- Anthony Powell Resources Page - Keith C. Marshall provides information about the life and works of the English author Anthony Powell, best known for his twelve-volume novel A Dance to the Music of Time.
- Antologia (frammentaria) della Letteratura Italiana - Riccardo Scateni
- Arabic Literature - From the Columbia University Libraries subject directory, Middle East Studies Internet Resources.
- Association for Canadian and Quebec Literatures - "ACQL annually awards two juried prizes, one in English and one in French, for the best book-length studies in Canadian and Québec literary criticism. Established in honour of the late Gabrielle Roy."
- Association for the Study of Literature and the Environment (ASLE) - An allied organization of the Modern Language Association, the site offers articles and papers on Ecocriticism, a Library of Environmental Writing and an excellent collection of links to related resources.
- Athena: Literature, Books, Lists - Collection of electronic texts assembled by Pierre Perroud of Switzerland.
- Bartleby.com: Great Books Online - Electronic text library includes works by Yeats, T. S. Eliot, Dickinson, Hardy, Keats, Melville, Whitman and Wollstonecraft.
- Beinecke Rare Book Library Digital Collections - Yale University. Images of manuscripts, letters, photographs, drawings, engravings, paintings, objects. The library is particularly rich in American literature and Western Americana. Try phrase searches for:
- Hilda Doolittle - See 1929 photo
- William Faulkner
- Gertrude Stein
- Norman Holmes Pearson - See H.D., Norman Holmes Pearson, and Bryher - sitting in front of Sterling Memorial Library, September 1956 (Image ID 3506889)
- Langston Hughes
- David Herbert Lawrence
- Bryher - See Photograph of Bryher with Charles Arthur (1929) - Image ID Number 1052186
- Belfast Group - Poetry worksheets of the Belfast Group, led by many years by Seamus Heaney. The text of 100 poems can be located by searching for keyword, title or poet. (Beck Center for Electronic Collections.)
- Les Belles Étrangères - Event organized by the French Ministry of Culture for "la découverte de littératures étrangères ou d’auteurs encore peu connus en France." For 2009 twelve American writers were selected: Charles D’Ambrosio, John Haskell, Percival Everett, Andrew Sean Greer, Eleni Sikelianos, Forrest Gander, Colson Whitehead, Jack O’Connell, Hannah Tinti, Matt Madden, Yuri Slezkine, and Richard White.
- Beowulf: A New Translation For Oral Delivery - "It can be listened to uninterruptedly from start to finish--which takes about three hours--or it can be accessed at the beginning of any of the forty-three sections into which it is divided (and which correspond to the numbered sections of the surviving manuscript)." University of Wisconsin Digital Collections.
- Bertolt Brecht Turns 100 - "Highlights archival materials from the Feuchtwanger Memorial Library at the University of Southern California while describing various aspects of Brecht's six years living in Los Angeles."
- Bibliotheca Augustana: scriptorum Latinorum collectio - Edited by Ulrich Harsch, with the explantory text in Latin, this is a Collection of literary texts from the 7th to the 20th century in the following languages: Greek, Latin, German,
Spanish. Each section is also organized by period and genre. For example, English literature (Bibliotheca Anglica) is indexed by and author, genre and date.
- Biblioteca Virtual Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra
- Billy Collins - Poet's homepage. See also Terry Gross' Fresh Air interview with Collins (6/22/01)
- Bloomsbury: Books, Art and Design - Exhibition at Victoria University's E. J. Pratt Library "brings together selected examples of the literary and visual creativity which characterized Bloomsbury, their ideas, and their achievements."
- Bodleian Library Broadside Ballads - Over 30,000 ballads which can be searched by title, first line, subject, author, performer and publisher. These have been gathered into a single catalogue along with a scanned image of each ballad sheet. Each record of a broadside which contains a musical score has a MIDI sound file.
- British Arts Council Poetry Quartets - "Over two hours of audio extracts from the British Council/Bloodaxe poetry recordings."
- British Association for American Studies - Provides access to the full-text of American Studies in Britain: The BAAS Newsletter [ISSN: 1465-9956] back to 1998 and U.S. Studies Online: The BAAS Postgraduate Journal [ISSN: 1472-9091] back to 2001.
- British Library Manuscript Catalog - Offers a single means of access to the mainstream catalogues of the Department of Manuscripts covering accessions from 1753 to the present day. A descriptions search for William Morris, for example, retrieves 119 results.
- British Poetry 1780-1910: a Hypertext Archive - Electronic Text Center, University of Virginia
- British Women Romantic Poets - An electronic collection of texts from the Shields Library, University of California, Davis. Listed alphabetically, by author.
- The Brownings: A Research Guide - Armstrong Browning Library, Baylor University. S
ee also The Journal of William Surtees Cook. Cook was Elizabeth Barrett Browning's second cousin and brother-in-law and "a frequent visitor at 50 Wimpole Street."
- Burns Country: the official Robert Burns site - With a Songs and Poems Archive and the full-text of the Burns Encyclopedia.
- C-SPAN Digital Library - You can use search, advanced search or search by tag.
- H.L. Mencken Manuscripts - Sue Hodson, curator, discusses "the collection of H.L. Mencken manuscripts held at the Huntington Library in California." April 5, 2002.
- Langston Hughes Manuscripts - Curator Sue Hodson "talked about the works of Langston Hughes, some of the manuscripts housed at the Huntington Library, and how the manuscripts show the progression of his poem "Uncle Tom." April 1, 2002. [6:00]
- F. Scott Fitzgerald Letters - Sue Hodson talked about a collection of F. Scott Fitzgerald's correspondence with the editor of Metropolitan Magazine. August 16, 2001 [6:00]
- Picturing Hemingway Exhibit - "[Fred] Voss provided a walking tour of the "Picturing Hemingway" exhibit on display to mark the centennial of Hemingway's birth. The exhibition included portraits of Hemingway, copies of his novels, and various other Hemingway memorabilia." Smithsonian Institution's National Portrait Gallery, July 21, 1999 [39:00]
- Gordon Parks Photography Exhibit - "Mr. Brookman described the exhibit, "Half Past Autumn: The Art of Gordon Parks," during a tour by C-SPAN crew." November 25, 1997 [48:00]
- C18-L: Resources for 18th-century studies across the disciplines - Includes Selected Readings, an interdisciplinary bibliography of eighteenth-century studies, which includes books, articles and online resources.
- Cambridge History of English and American Literature (1907-21) - 18 volume encyclopedia is arranged chronologically and has an Index to Authors, Index to Chapters and an Index to Bibliographies. Provided by Bartleby.com.
- Camelot Project - University of Rochester site offers Arthurian texts, images, bibliographies and basic information, including Arthurian characters, symbols, and related sites.
- Canada’s Early Women Writers - Biographical and publication information for more than 470 Canadian women writers. (A project of the Simon Fraser University Library Electronic Document Centre.)
- Canadian Literature Archive - Repository for information about Canadian writers, novelists, poets, playwrights, essayists, Canadian literary organizations, magazines, publications, texts and library archives. It is a project of the English Department of the University of Manitoba.
- Canadian Poetry Archive - "Selected poems from over 100 early English- and French-language Canadian poets. Digitized from public domain anthologies found in the National Library of Canada's rich literature collection, the poems represent some of Canada's most notable poetry from the 19th and early 20th centuries. The Canadian Poetry Archive database is searchable by poet, title, keywords and date. Author, title and date indexes can also be browsed." (National Library of Canada.)
- Canadian Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies - Benoît Melançon, Département d'études françaises, Université de Montréal
- Carlyle Letters Online - Digital archive based on the Duke-Edinburgh edition of The Collected Letters of Thomas and Jane Welsh Carlyle published by Duke University Press. "Browse over 10,000 of their collected letters by date, by recipient, by subject, and by volume."
- Castle of Otranto - "Being a compleat edition of the classic including all addenda and annotation by Horace Walpole adapted to the World Wide Web by Manifest Design."
- Celebration of Women Writers - Edited by Mary Mark Ockerbloom, a research programmer at Carnegie Mellon University, this collection of links to electronic texts consists of novels, poems, letters, biographies, travel books, religious commentaries, histories, and economic and scientific works. Links to biographical and bibliographical information are also provided. Users can browse by author name, century or country.
- Celestial Timepiece: A Joyce Carol Oates Home Page - Outstanding collections of resources collected by Randy Souther, a reference librarian at the University of San Francisco.
- Charleston - Home of Vanessa Bell, Duncan Grant, and the Bloomsbury Group.
- Canterbury Tales Project
- Chaucer MetaPage - "Initiated at the 33rd International Congress of Medieval Studies by a group of medievalists interested in promoting Chaucer studies on the WWW." In The Criyng and the Soun is a collection of links to web pages with excerpts from Chaucer's works read by professors.
- Geoffrey Chaucer - Part of Anniina Jokinen's Luminarium.
- Geoffrey Chaucer - Featured collection in the July/August 2001 issue of D-Lib Magazine. With index.
- Geoffrey Chaucer Home Page - Gerard NeCastro, Assistant Professor of English, University of Maine, Machias.
- Geoffrey Chaucer's Kent - From Literary Landscapes in Collect Britain: Putting History in Place
- New Chaucer Society - Has a good collection of Links to Chaucerian and other Medieval Sites.
- Treausures in Full: Caxton's Chaucer - British Library. You can compare the texts of the first and second editions.
- Classic Text: Traditions and Interpretation - Online exhibition created by the Special Collections Department at University of Wisconsin covers literature from the Greeks to James Joyce. With Table of Contents.
- Collect Britain: Putting History in Place - Literary Landscapes include Geoffrey Chaucer's Kent, Thomas Hardy's Dorset, William Wordsworth's Lake District, Sir Walter Scott's Highlands Jane Austen's Bath, and Daniel Defoe's 'Moll Flanders'
- Complete Works of Christopher Marlowe: An Electronic Edition - Part of the Tufts University Perseus Project, a digital library of resources for studying the ancient world.
- Conjunctions - Bard College publication is a "Web forum of innovative writing." In the Audio Vault are readings from Robert Olen Butler, Philip Roth, William Gass, Mary Gaitskill, Rick Moody among others.
- Contemporary American Poetry Archive - eElectronic archive designed to make out-of-print volumes of poetry available to readers, scholars, and researchers. (Connecticut College Department of English and the Connecticut College Libraries.)
- Contemporary Post-Colonial and Post-Imperial Literature in English - George Landow and students, Brown University.
- Cortland Review - Literary magazine with fiction, poetry and interviews. Although the last issue was November 2008, issue 48, new material is still appearing (poems read by Eleanor Wilner for example). Authors include:
- Annie Boutelle - Reading Medusa by Caravaggio, Oil on Canvas over Convex Wooden Shield, Diameter 55cm, 1597-98, Spring 2010.
- Chris Neenan - Reading Ted Hughes.
- Sharon Olds - Interviewed for "Best American Poetry on the Air" by David Lehman.
- Charles Bernstein - Interviewed by David Lehman at The New School University, December 1, 1999.
- Yusef KomunyakaaInterviewed by David Lehman at The New School University, November 10, 1999.
- Creativity and Depression and Manic-Depression: Studies of Writers and Artists - Kay Redfield Jamison discusses John Keats, Virginia Woolf, Scott & Zelda Fitzgerald, and Robert Louis Stevenson at symposiums for the Depression and Related Affective Disorders Association
- D. H. Lawrence Collection at the University of Nottingham - One of the major international research resources for the study of D H Lawrence. Provides a lengthy Biography of D. H. Lawrence by John Worthen as well as extensive bibliographical information and links to other Lawrence resources.
- Dante in Translation with Professor Giuseppe Mazzotta - "This Yale College course, taught on campus twice per week for 75 minutes, was recorded for Open Yale Courses in Fall 2008."
- Dante Society of America
- Dante Online - Bibliografia Dantesca Internazionale.
- Dartmouth Dante Project - "Searchable full-text database containing more than seventy commentaries on Dante's Divine Comedy - the Commedia."
- Digital Dante Project - Institute for Learning Technologies, Columbia University
- Duecento: la poesia italiana dalle origini a Dante.
- Electronic Bulletin of the Dante Society of America (EBDSA)
- Opera del Vocabolario Italiano - "Contains 1,369 vernacular texts (16.4 million words) dated prior to 1375, the year of Boccaccio's death. The verse and prose works include early masters of Italian literature like Dante, Petrarch, and Boccaccio, as well as lesser-known and obscure texts by poets, merchants, and medieval chroniclers." (Basic Full-text Search Form is restricted to registered users.)
- Princeton Dante Project - Full-text, notes, lectures, multimedia. Free registration.
- Princeton University WebMedia - Lectures - Audio file of lecture on Dante and Freedom: the Autonomy of Hell and The Liberty of Paradise by Anthony M. Esolen, October 15, 2007. (1:28:55)
- Renaissance Dante in Print (1472-1629)
- World of Dante
- Dear Henry James - Transcriptions of letters written to Henry James from the Houghton Library at Harvard. These letters "have never been published before and will probably never be available in book form."
- Dickens Project - University of California "scholarly consortium devoted to promoting the study and enjoyment of the life, times, and work of Charles Dickens."
- Dickinson Electronic Archives - Website devoted to the study of Emily Dickinson, her writing practices, writings generated by her work, and writings directly influencing her work. A project of the Institute for Advanced Technology in the Humanities at the University of Virginia.
- Dictionary of Sensibility - "New approach towards understanding the language of eighteenth-century sensibility." Terms such as sublime and taste are discussed and linked to excerpts of 18th century texts where the terms appeared.
- Dictionary of the Scots Language - "Electronic editions of the two major historical dictionaries of the Scots language: the Dictionary of the Older Scottish Tongue (DOST) and the Scottish National Dictionary (SND)."
- Digitale bibliotheek voor de Nederlandse letteren (dbnl) - Digital Library of Dutch Literature. Searhable (zoeken) and browsable by author (alle auteurs) and title (Beschikbare titels). The News page shows recently added texts. Titles of interest include:
- The Influence of Low Dutch on the English Vocabulary - E.C. Llewellyn, Oxford University Press, Londen 1936. "The words treated in this book have been collected from the pages of the Oxford English Dictionary and the Supplement to that work."[p. iii]. See Chapter XV: English and Dutch Intercourse in North America. These words come from the Dutch: boom, bowery, sleigh, bindery, cruller, waffle, slaw, mush, pea jacket, cranberry, scrod, yankee, spook, bamboo, soya, cockatoo, monsoon, crawl, bully, bundle, clump, crimp, dapper, decoy, frolic, glib, grim, guess, hustle, luck, measles, morass, outlander, pickle, rack, rant, scone, scrub, skate, slap, sledge, slim, slip, slurp, spare-rib, splinter, sump, wriggle, yammer.
- Holland's Influence on English Language and Literature - Tiemen de Vries, Chicago, 1916. See, in particular, his Introduction and Chapter XI The Influence which Holland Has Exerted on the English Language [p. 97] which contains a list of 448 words compiled by W. de Hoog "introduced into the English language by the Dutch."
- Een Beytie Hollansche / Dutch Compositions - By James Boswell. Edited by C.C. Barfoot and K.J. Bostoen, Academic Press, Leiden, 1995. "Seen off by Dr Johnson, James Boswell, not yet 23, on 6 August 1763 embarked at Harwich on 'the Prince of Wales packet-boat' for the Netherlands, where he landed, at Hellevoetsluis, the following day 'at twelve at noon'. After living for nine exciting months in London, where in a rakish existence he had partly managed to 'transform himself from a raw and romping boy into a high-bred man of pleasure' and had become the friend of Samuel Johnson, more than thirty years his senior, in August 1763 Boswell was on his way to Utrecht to continue his law studies, already begun in Scotland." (p. vii.)
- Het Achterhuis by Anne Frank, Uitgeverij Contact, Amsterdam 1947.
- Altijd acht gebleven. Over de kinderliteratuur van Annie M.G. Schmidt - Nederlands Letterkundig Museum en Documentatiecentrum, Den Haag, 1991
- The Golden Compasses: The History of the House of Plantin-Moretus - A History and Evaluation of the Printing and Publishing Activities of the Officina Plantiniana at Antwerp in two volumes by Leon Voet, 1969.
- Literature of the Low Countries: A Short History of Dutch Literature in the Netherlands and Belgium - Reinder P. Meijer, The Hague / Boston, Martinus Nijhoff, 1978. Meijer was a professor of Dutch Language and Literature at the University of London.
- Journal tenu par Isaac Beeckman de 1604 à 1634. Tome 1: 1604-1619 - Edited by Cornelis de Waard. Den Haag: Martinus Nijhoff, 1939. See also Tome 2: 1619-1627, Tome 3: 1627-1634 (1635) and Tome 4: Supplément.
- Donna M. Campbell - A professor in the English Department at Washington State University, Campbell has created the following:
- American Authors
- Literary Movements
- American Literature Pages
- Doris Lessing: A Retrospective - Created and maintained by Jan Hanford. Bibliography, biography, photographs, links to audio resources.
- Early Modern Literary Studies 1500-1700 - Electronic journal of 16th and 17th Century English literature (ISSN 1201-2459) provides full-text access to all issues starting with Volume 1 in 1995. There is also a collection of electronic texts edited by David L. Gants which include "fifteenth, sixteenth, and seventeenth century materials which are on the Internet, as well as others which have bearing upon this time period."
- Eighteenth-Century Resources - Jack Lynch
- Eighteenth-Century Studies - Geoffrey Sauer
- Electronic Archives for Teaching the American Literatures - Essays, syllabi, bibliographies, and other resources for teaching the multiple literatures of the United States.
- Electronic Beowulf - In 1731, the original 11th century Beowulf manuscript was badly damaged by fire. The purpose of this CD-ROM project is to make this fragile manuscript accessible to scholars without requiring it to be handled. Although this online guide for the Electronic Beowulf, a set of 2 CD-ROMs, is primarily supplemental in nature, it does have some online articles.
- Electronic Poetry Center - "Gateway to resources in electronic poetry and poetics" from the Poetics Program, Department of Media Study, SUNY Buffalo. Contents include an Author Index, Sound Files, links to other collections of contemporary E-Poetry, a New page and links to publishers and online poetry reviews.
- Elizabeth Gaskell (1810-65) - Maintained by Mitsuharu Matsuoka, Nagoya University, Japan.
- Elmira College Center for Mark Twain Studies - There is a Spring Lecture Series.
- Emerging from Absence: An Archive of Japan in English-Language Verse - David Ewick, Chuo University
- Emily Dickinson Page - Paul E. Black. With links to Poems On-line.
- English Literature and Religion - Maintained by William S. Peterson, a Professor of English at the University of Maryland, the site consists of a Bibliographical Database, with over 7,000 records, including both primary and secondary sources – of religious aspects and backgrounds of English literature from the Middle Ages to the present. The Electronic Texts collection (in pdf format) consists of The Book of Common Prayer, Christmas Carols, Jeremy Taylor's Holy Dying and William Law's A Serious Call. There are also Links to Web Sites of Related Interest.
- English Literature on the Web - Created and maintained by Mitsuharu Matsuoka, a member of the English Department at Nagoya University in Japan, this is a valuable site with many e-texts. Among the highlights: Bronte Sisters Web (with Elizabeth Gaskell's Life of Charlotte Brontë (1857)), Dickens Page, Gaskell Web and Gissing in Cyberspace.
- English Renaissance in Context - University of Pennsylvania site consists of Tutorials and a database of texts.
- English Server - Over 30,000 works online. Collections include Fiction, Poetry and Drama. Streaming Audio and Video offers digital sound recordings in the arts and humanities.
- English Short Title Catalogue - British Library. "Bibliographic records for all known British printed material before 1801, held by the British Library and over 2000 other institutions worldwide." See 30 October 2006 Press Release.
- F. Scott Fitzgerald Centenary (1996) - University of South Carolina site has essays and articles, biographical information, chronology, RealAudio clips, quotations and writing by Fitzgerald.
- The Face and Place of Poetry - Interviews with Carolyn Forche, Donald Hall, Martin Espada, Maxine Kumin, Mary Oliver, Rita Dove and Marge Piercy. (Christian Science Monitor..)
- Favorite Poem Project - Americans reading their favorite poems, archived online. With List of Poems. The archive now consists of fifty audio-visual documentaries which showcase individual Americans reading and speaking each about a particular poem they love. (Joe Nickell writes about the project in Tech Breathes Life into Poems, Wired News, February 19, 1999.)
- Featured Author: Ernest Hemingway - New York Times special section (July 11, 1999) includes a collection of 28 book reviews, a slide show, audio clips, Hemingway's dispatches from Spain, and numerous articles. Other Featured Authors includePaul Auster,
Federico García Lorca,
Richard Rhodes and
- Finnegans Web - Donald F. Theall's "webified" version of James Joyce's Finnegans Wake, has the complete text, with links to various search options. The full text of Ulysses is also available at the site.
- Folger Shakespeare Library - Washington, DC. Provides access to Hamnet, the library's online catalog.
- Foundation for the Production and Translation of Dutch Literature - Provides News. See Sam Garrett wins the 2009 Vondel Translation Prize
- French Literature - Digital Librarian's collection of French Literature Internet resources.
- From the Fishouse: An Audio Archive of Emerging Poets - Audio literary journal, founded by Maine poet Matt O'Donnell, showcases emerging poets "reading their own poems, as well as answering questions about poetry and the writing process." There is a list of poets and poems. Bowdoin College and From the Fishouse jointly host a series of poetry readings. The session on May 4th, 2006 featured poet Christian Barter, a graduate of Bates College, and a trail crew supervisor at Acadia National Park in Bar Harbor.
Listen to his The Singers I Prefer.
Another reader in the series (November 19, 2005) was Brian Turner, a former Army sergeant from Fresno, California and the author of a book of poems about the year he spent in Iraq - Here, Bullet. Listen to his Gilgamesh, In Fossil Relief. Turner was interviewed by Steve Inskeep on Morning Edition (National Public Radio), January 6, 2006 (Iraq Soldier Describes War in Poetry.)
O'Donnell also happens to be an editor of the Bowdoin Magazine. In a small story in that magazine (At the Fish House, p. 15 Fall 2003) he gives a bit of history on the origin of the name.
"In early summer, we received an interesting call from College arborist Tim Vail. While working on Orr's Island, he [Vail] stumbled across the writing cabin of Lawrence Sargent Hall '36, the well-known Bowdoin professor who died in 1993. The amazing aspect of Vail's discovery is that the writing cabin sits unchanged from Hall's inhabitance a decade ago...According to Lawrence Hall, Jr., all or at least parts of any of his father's significant works, including the O'Henry Award-winning short story, "The Ledge," were written in "the fish house," as Hall called it (the shed was originally used by local fisherman to dry cod fish)." With Hall's permission, O'Donnell had the writing cabin moved to his property. (See About the Fishouse and the Brunswick Times Record May 25, 2006 story by Elizabeth Brogan - From the Fishouse.)
- Frost Bouquet: Robert Frost, His Family, and the Clifton Waller Barrett Library of American Literature - Exhibition at the University of Virginia, March 1996. (See also Frost's A Boy's Will, North of Boston, Mountain Interval and Miscellaneous Poems in the Bartleby Library.)
- Foundation of Weimar Classics / Klassik Stiftung Weimar - "ne of the largest and most significant cultural institutions in Germany. With its 25 museums, exhibitions, palaces and historical houses the Herzogin Anna Amalia Bibliothek, a research library with a collection of circa one million volumes, the Goethe and Schiller Archive, the oldest literature archive in Germany; and the parks in and around Weimar, the Foundation of Weimar Classics is one of Europe’s important historical, cultural and scholarly centres."
- Goethe- und Schiller-Archiv
- Simplicissimus - Full-text of Volume 1, 1896-97 through Volume 49, 1944. [German]. You can browse (blättern) the volumes. If you have problems accessing larger images in IE, switch to Firefox. Search for George Grosz or Thomas Theodore Heine.
- Monographien Digital - Herzogin Anna Amalia Bibliothek. You can browse by name in the Personenregister (Bach, Johann Sebastian; Beethoven, Ludwig van) or by title in the Titelregister (La Belgique Horticole, Herbarium Blackwellianum).
- Furness Shakespeare Library - Collection of primary and secondary sources, including both texts and images, that illuminate the theater, literature, and history of Shakespeare, Shakespearean texts, theatrical production, and criticism made available by the Schoenberg Center for Electronic Text and Image (SCETI) at the University of Pennsylvania. The project, which is browsable and searchable, provides digital facsimiles of many of Shakespeare's plays (including King Lear: Sources, Versions, Revisions) and Poems.
- Geraldine R. Dodge Poetry Festival - Biennial poetry event consists of four days of poetry readings, poetry discussions, poetry conversations, and poetry workshops in Waterloo, New Jersey.
- German Studies - James H. Spohrer, University of California, Berkeley
- Glossary of Literary Terms and A Handbook of Rhetorical Devices - Ross Scaife, University of Kentucky
- Grammatron - Novel-length hypertext work of fiction developed by virtual artist Mark Amerika in conjunction with the Brown University Graduate Creative Writing Program and the National Science Foundation's (NSF) Graphics and Visualization Center. See Matthew Mirapaul's review in the New York Times Cybertimes (Free registration.)
- Göttinger Digitalisierungszentrums - Digital Library at the Lower Saxony State and University Library, Göttingen, consists of over 2800 volumes, including a good collection of early travel books. You can search or browse. Among the digitized titles in the collection is Samuel Johnson's A Journey to the western islands of Scotland (1775).
- Gulliver's Travels by Jonathan Swift - "Edited, formatted version of the complete text of Gulliver's Travels, supported by accompanying materials for study and research." Compiled by Lee Jaffe, Microcomputer & Network Services Librarian, University of California, Santa Cruz.
- H. P. Lovecraft Archive - Donovan K. Loucks
- Harper Audio - Audio of 32 poets and authors
- Hartford Friends and Enemies of Wallace Stevens - Selected writing, audio file, walking tour, grave site, art, listserv, links to other resources.
- Harry Crews: Website & Bibliography - Damon Suave's cleanly-designed and easy-to-navigate bibliography, recently extensively revised, is a "comprehensive attempt to collect all work written by and about the novelist, essayist, and teacher Harry Crews."
- Hemingway Society - Website of the Ernest Hemingway Foundation. Other Hemingway resources include Ernest Hemingway: A Storyteller's Legacy, an article by Megan Floyd Desnoyers which originally appeared in Prologue: Quarterly of the National Archives (Vol. 24, No. 4, Winter 1992) and is made available by the John F. Kennedy Library Archives, which has an extensive collection of materials in the Ernest Hemingway Collection as well as Hemingway's Library: A Composite Record by James D. Brasch and Joseph Sigman; Ernest Hemingway at 100, a Kansas City Star special feature; Ernest Hemingway Foundation of Oak Park which has information on Hemingway's Life and Works and a good collection of links to other resources; Ernest Hemingway In His Time: an Internet source page and online exhibition from the University of Delaware Library; Literary Traveler: Ernest Hemingway's Places; Picturing Hemingway: A Writer in His Time, an exhibition at the National Portrait Gallery features photographs and drawings of Hemingway and his contemporaries; Featured Author: Ernest Hemingway, a New York Times special section (July 11, 1999) which includes a collection of 28 book reviews, a slide show, audio clips, Hemingway's dispatches from Spain, and numerous articles; and the Hemingway Resource Center. In Timeless Hemingway, Josh Silverstein offers answers to general questions about Hemingway's life and works, stimulates thinking with unanswered questions, and provides resources, including human responses, for further study.
- Henry James Scholar's Guide to Web Sites - Richard D. Hathaway, a Professor of English at SUNY New Paltz, provides the etexts for over 16 works by James as well as a thorough collection of links to Henry James resources elsewhere.
- Hölderlin Homepage - Texts and biographical material on the German philosopher and poet Johann Christian Friedrich Hölderlin (1770 - 1843).
- Beadle and Adams Dime Novel Digitization Project - Northern Illinois University Libraries. Has informtion on over 600 dime novels, with some full-texts, browsable by author, title and series.
- Humanities Text Initiative - University of Michigan collection of electronic texts. Although much of the material is restricted to users affiliated with subscribing universities, the Modern English Collection contains a large number of public domain texts.
- ibiblio - University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill site hosts a number of Literature sites.
- Ibsen Centre - University of Oslo. Their Manuscripts Project put online over 19,600 pages of digital facsimiles of Ibsen's manuscripts, accessible from the Norwegian pages.
- Internet Library of Early Journals: A digital library of 18th and 19th Century journals - Joint project by the Universities of Birmingham, Leeds, Manchester and Oxford to digitise substantial runs of 18th and 19th century journals, and make these images available on the Internet, together with their associated bibliographic data. You can browse or search Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, Gentleman's Magazine, Notes and Queries and the Annual Register.
- L'ILE: L'infocentre littérature des écrivains québécois - Biographies and bibliographies for over 1,000 Quebec authors.
- Imagists: H.D. and Aldington - Paul Hernandez. Biography, bibliography and links to other resources.
- Index of Short Stories from Edward J. O'Brien's The Best Short Stories of 1915, 1916 and 1917 - Browse by Author, Title and by magazine.
- Internet Poetry Archive - Sponsored by the University of North Carolina Press and the North Carolina Arts Council, the site offers the works of
- Czeslaw Milosz
- Seamus Heaney
- Philip Levine
- Robert Pinsky
- Margaret Walker
- Yusef Komunyakaa
- Internet Resources: Western European literature - Dutch, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Scandinavian, and Spanish - College & Research Library News, April 2001.
- Irish Literature, Mythology, Folklore and Drama - Anniina Jokinen
- Inter-Play - On-line index to plays in collections, anthologies, and periodicals and in a variety of language contains approximately 16,130 citations. Maintained by Robert Westover and Janet Wright, Humanities Librarians, Portland State University.
- Internet Speculative Fiction DataBase - Al von Ruff's "effort to catalog works of Science Fiction, Fantasy, and Horror. It links together various types of bibliographic data: author bibliographies, publication bibliographies, award listings, magazine content listings, anthology and collection content listings, yearly fiction indexes, and forthcoming books."
- Italian Women Writers - University of Chicago
- Jack London Online Collection - Jean and Charles Schulz Information Center, Sonoma State University
- Jacket Magazine - "Quarterly review of new writing, with poetry, creative prose, interviews, reviews, and informative feature articles."
- James Fenimore Cooper Society - Hosted by the State University of New York College at Oneonta, the site offers on-line texts of hard-to-find works by Cooper, transcribed and annotated by Hugh C. MacDougall, Articles & Papers about Cooper, a special section devoted to Cooper's eldest daughter, Susan Fenimore Cooper (1813-1894 and links to other resources.
- James Jones Literary Society - Maintained by Richard L. King, a Reference Librarian at Vincennes University.
- Jane Austen Info Page - Maintained by Henry Churchyard
- Jane Austen in the 21st Century Audio Archive - University of Wisconsin, Madison. Among the archived lectures is Margaret Drabble's talk on
Jane Austen and My Father.
- John Cheever
- Journals of John Cheever - Edited by John Gottlieb. Reviewed by Ted Solotaroff, in The Cheever Chronicle, The Nation, November 18, 1991,vol. 253, issue 17, pp. 616-620 and by John Updike in The Waspshot Chronicle, New Republic, 12/2/91, Vol. 205, Issue 23.
- The First Suburbanite - By Charles McGrath, New York Times Magazine, March 1, 2009.
- Basically Decent: A Big Biography of John Cheever - By Blake Bailey, reviewed by John Updike, New Yorker, March 9, 2009, pp. 73-75.
- New Yorker Digital Reader - If you have a current subscription to the New Yorker, you can access Cheever's stories and journals in the online archive although I found that on most of the pages the zoom option didn't function and the pages were blurry and unreadable. Excerpts from the journals, edited by Robert Gottlieb, appeared in the New Yorker between August 1990 and August 1991.
August 6, 1990 (Journals: From the Late Forties and Fifties: I); pp. 33-64;
August 13, 1990 (Journals: From the Late Forties and Fifties: II); pp. 29-61;
August 12, 1991 (Journals: From the Seventies and Early Eighties: I), pp. 26-51;
August 19, 1991 (Journals: From the Seventies and Early Eighties: II), pp. 26-56;
January 21, 1991 (Journals: From the Sixties: I), pp. 28-63; and
January 28, 1991 (Journals: From the Sixties: II), pp. 28-59.
- John Cheever journals: Guide - Houghton Library, Harvard College Library
- Reunions (12:00) - December 25, 2006. Richard Ford reads John Cheever's story "Reunion" first published in the New Yorker on October 27, 1962. (New Yorker Online)
- John Holmes Collection - Biography, poetry and audio files. John Holmes (1904-62) was a poet and professor of English at Tufts University.
- Jónas Hallgrímsson: Selected Poetry and Prose - Site dedicated to the Icelandic poet (1807-1845) is edited and translated with notes and commentary by Dick Ringler, produced by University of Wisconsin-Madison, General Library System and developed by Peter C. Gorman. Provides biography, criticism, facsimiles, images, and audio.
- Jorge Luis Borges Center for Studies and Documentation - University of Aarhus, Denmark.
- A Kaleidoscope of Digital American Literature - By Martha L. Brogan with assistance from Daphnée Rentfrow, Council on Library and Information Resources, Digital Library Federation, Washington, D.C, September 2005.
- Journal of the Short Story in English - "Founded in 1983, the Journal of the Short Story in English (JSSE) is a biannual journal entirely devoted to the short story and to short forms of writing. Under French-American direction (Belmont University, Nashville and the Centre de recherches inter-langues, Université d’Angers), it has an editorial team of international specialists who select articles according to the “double-blind review” principle with the aim of encouraging the broadest possible spectrum of analytical literary approaches. There are three types of issue devoted to general questions, themes or individual authors." Full text articles. There is a list of Studied Authors and as well as special issues including:
- Ernest Hemingway - Autumn 2007
- Raymond Carver - Spring 2006
- Kelly Writers House - University of Pennsylvania offers Webcast Archives with readings by Slavoj Zizek (9/18/00), Kenneth Goldsmith (9/21/00), Rich Moody (9/28/00), John Updike, 4/13/00, Robert Creeley (4/10/00), Thalia Field (3/22/00) and Grace Paley (2/15/00)
- Kolb-Proust Archive for Research - University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
- Language of the Land: Journeys into Literary America - Library of Congress gives viewers a tour of "four sections of the United States–the Northeast, South, Midwest, and West–guided by passages from authors whose works are rooted in a particular place."
- Leaves of Grass, Calamus Revisions: A Hypermedia Critical Edition - Thomas P. Lukas
- Letteratura: Le letterature del mondo - Marco Calvo
- Library of Congress Online Catalog - Other web-based university library catalogs include Cambridge, Oxford and Yale.
- LibriVox - Volunteers read public domain books. See Catalogue. Contents so far (November 2005): Baum, L. Frank. The Road to Oz; Christie, Agatha. The Mysterious Affair at Styles; Conrad, Joseph. The Secret Agent; Dostoyevsky, Fyodor. Notes from the Underground; Irving, Washington. Old Christmas; James, Henry. An International Episode; London, Jack. Call of the Wild ; Poe, Edgar Allan. The Raven ; Shelley, Mary W. Frankenstein, or Modern Prometheus; and Wodehouse, PG. Psmith in the City.
- Library of Congress Webcasts - See also Library of Congress Poetry Webcasts and Library of Congress Podcasts
- A Place for the Arts: The MacDowell Colony, 1907-2007 - Robin Rausch, 30 October 2007 [44 minutes]. See also the online exhibition - A Century of Creativity: The MacDowell Colony, 1907-2007.
- Lied and Song Texts Page - Extensive archive of texts to Kunstlieder and art songs of many different languages, designed and maintained by Emily Ezust. Searchable and browsable by Composer, Poet, Language, First Line and Title.
- Life and Works of Herman Melville - With links to texts available online.
- Life at Eagle Pond: The Poetry of Jane Kenyon and Donald Hall - University of New Hampshire Special Collections & Archives On-line Exhibits.
- Life Photo Archive
- http://images.google.com/hosted/life/l?q=Roberty+Trail+Spence+Lowell+source:life">Poet Robert Lowell in his study at home - Boston, 1957. Alfred Eisenstaedt, photographer.
- Links to Places Literary - R.J.C.Watt, University of Dundee.
- Linguist List - "Dedicated to providing information on language and language analysis, and to providing the discipline of linguistics with the infrastructure necessary to function in the digital world. LINGUIST maintains a web-site with over 2000 pages and runs a mailing list with over 17,000 subscribers worldwide. LINGUIST also hosts searchable archives of over 100 other linguistic mailing lists and runs research projects which develop tools for the field, e.g., a peer-reviewed database of language and language-family information, and recommendations of best practice for digitizing endangered languages data."
- Literature and Culture of the American 1950s - Offered by Al Filreis, a professor of English at the University of Pennsylvania, for his class (English 285). (Filreis's Wallace Stevens page is also useful. It contains a chapter from Filreis's book Wallace Stevens and the Actual World.)
- Literature @ SunSITE
- Literary Archives: A Guide to the Literary Fonds at Library and Archives Canada - The List of Fonds and Collections is extensively annotated.
- Literary History of the American West - Sponsored by the Western Literature Association and published by Texas Christian University Press in 1986, the book is now out-of-print, but the full-text version is available online in both html and pdf formats. With Contents and Index.
- Literary Kicks - Levi Asher's site featuring the Beat generation.
- Literary Resources on the Net - Jack Lynch, Assistant Professor in the English department, Rutgers University, Newark campus.
- Literary Traveler - Covers New England, the South, The West, Hemingway, Europe and Special Features. With Author Index and information on Tour Operators.
- Luminarium - Anniina Jokinen's elegant site provides information on Medieval, Renaissance and 17th Century literature.
- MacDowell Colony: A Century of Creativity: 1907-2007 - Library of Congress Online Exhibition
- Madame de Lafayette Book of Hours Work-Site - Christy Sheffield Sanford
- Maison d’Ailleurs / Museum of Science Fiction - Yverdon-les-Bains, Switzerland
- Making of America - This digital library of nineteenth century books and journal volumes is "particularly strong in the subject areas of education, psychology, American history, sociology, religion, and science and technology" and is a good place to look for primary sources. This digitization project was undertaken at both the University of Michigan and Cornell University with funding from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. Search both collections; the Michigan collection consists of imprints between 1850 and 1877 and "currently contains approximately 8,500 books and 50,000 journal articles" and the Cornell collection, which covers the period of 1840 - 1900 "provides access to 267 monograph volumes and over 100,000 journal articles." You can browse periodical titles at Cornell and Michigan. Examples of titles: A critical dictionary of English literature, and British and American authors, living and deceased, from the earliest accounts to the middle of the nineteenth century. Containing thirty thousand biographies and literary notices... by Samuel Austin Allibone, 3 vols. 1859-71; Southland writers. Biographical and critical sketches of the living female writers of the South by Ida Raymond, 2 vols. 1870;
- Marcel Proust - Société des Amis de Marcel Proust et des Amis de Combray
- Mark Twain at Large: His Travels Here and Abroad - An Exhibition from the Mark Twain Papers of The Bancroft Library University of California, Berkeley.
- Mark Twain in His Times - Stephen Railton, Department of English, University of Virginia.
- Mark Twain Project Online - "Unfettered, intuitive access to reliable texts, accurate and exhaustive notes, and the most recently discovered letters and documents." Now online are "more than twenty-three hundred letters written between 1853 and 1880." There are several ways to access them. They are searchable, listed by date, name, place of origin, facsimiles, as well as categorized as incoming and outgoing. This is a collaboration between the Mark Twain Papers and Project of The Bancroft Library, the California Digital Library, and the University of California Press. There are explanatory notes and textual commentary. See, for example, Twain's letter to Olivia L. Clemens on 3 December 1871 from Homer, N.Y. ("Clemens performed before a "large assemblage at Barber Hall" in Homer on Saturday, 2 December.") Included are Mark Twain's letters from England, written between September and November 1872. Try a search for "Mark Twain’s 1872 English Journals. Valuable information on the project and texts can be located in the Acknowledgments.
- Mark Twain Quotations - Compiled by Barbara Schmidt, the site provides links to full-text newspaper and magazine articles.
- Mark Twain's Huckleberry Finn: Text, Illustrations, and Early Reviews - Virginia H. Cope, University of Virginia
- Master Works of Western Civilization
- Michael McClure Home Page - Curated by Karl Young and John Jacob. Assisted by Michael McClure. See Moire for Francis Crick which begins "1. The Chanting in Tibet Has Not Ceased - It is as Immortal as Meat"and concludes "82. My Whiskers - The Wolf's Beard."
- Middlemarch: A Study of Provincial Life (1997) - Collaborative project, Department of English, University of Virginia
- Millgate Union Catalogue of Walter Scott Correspondence - National Library of Scotland. Compiled by Jane Millgate, a professor of English at University of Toronto, the catalogue "currently includes nearly 14,000 records--for over 7000 of Scott's own letters and approximately 6,500 letters written to him."
- John Milton Reading Room - Project of Thomas Luxon, an Associate Professor of English at Dartmouth College, and his students.
- Milton-L Home Page - Kevin J.T. Creamer
- Paradise Lost - The 1667 edition
- The Complete Poetry and Essential Prose of John Milton - By William Kerrigan, John Rumrich and Stephen M. Fallon, Modern Library, 2007. "The edition is a model of its kind, well designed and attractively produced." (John Gross, Wall Street Journal, February 1, 2008.)
- John Milton's Paradise Lost - Morgan Library.
- John Milton, 400 Years Of 'Justifying God To Man' - by Tom Vitale, All Things Considered, December 7, 2008.
- Mississippi Writers Page - University of Mississippi English Department site provides biographies of Mississippi writers, information about their books and other publications, and bibliographies of other information sources (including literary criticism).
- MIT World - "Free and open site that provides on-demand video of significant public events at MIT." Lectures of interest include:
- Margaret Atwood: Oryx and Crake Revealed - April 4, 2004, (59:22 minutes)
- Leo Marx: Jay Gatsby and the Myth of American Origins - April 25, 2005 (1:25:45)
- Russell Banks: A Reading - December 3, 2003 (1:06:26)
- Maurice Sendak: Descent into Limbo - April 5, 2003 (is 1:29:47)
- Seamus Heaney: A Reading - October 17, 2002 (57:15)
- Modern American Poetry - Designed as a companion to the Anthology of Modern American Poetry published by Oxford University Press, the site provides historical background, analyses of the poems and excerpts from critical and historical books written about American poetry for over 161 poets. There is a Poets Index (Cary Nelson, Department of English, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.)
- Modern British Poetry edited by Louis Untermeyer, 1920 - From the Bartleby Library which also has Untermeyer's Modern American Poetry. (For more anthologies see Bartleby Verse.)
- Modern Language Association of America - See How do I document sources from the World Wide Web in my works-cited list?. Another resource is Mary Ellen Guffey's MLA Style Electronic Formats.
- Modernism Lab - Yale University. The Digital Archive has Links to Modernist Etexts by author and by year.
- A Monument More Durable Than Brass: the Donald & Mary Hyde Collection of Dr. Samuel Johnson - Hyde Collection, Houghton Library, Harvard College Library. See also the Hyde Collection Catablog, the Twitter page of John Overhold, the assistant curator of the collection, Samuel Johnson Tercentenary 2009 and The Hack as Genius: Dr. Samuel Johnson arrives at Harvard by Adam Kirsch, Harvard Magazine, November-December, 2004.
- Nabokov Under Glass - New York Public Library online exhibition.
- Nathaniel Hawthorne - Eric Eldred. (See Eldrich Press for other online literary resources.)
- National Portrait Gallery - London. Has a Picture Library Search with information on approximately 10,000 works in which you can search by artist, sitter, title and by NPG number. (In Advanced Search you can restrict your search to images available on web site.) There is an alphabetical list of artists, as well as an alphabetical list of sitters. Do a Portrait search for 1762 (Swinburne and his sisters), P221 (Virginia Woolf), 1597 (Samuel Johnson), 3061 (William Butler Yeats), 142 (George Gordon Byron, 6th Baron Byron), P101(f) (Rupert Brooke), 3635 (Beatrix Potter), CP18 (Alan Sillitoe), 5046 (Julia Margaret Cameron), P702 (Thomas Stearns Eliot) and P7(26) (Charles Lutwidge Dodgson).
- National Steinbeck Center - Salinas, California.
- Neustadt International Prize for Literature - Biennial award sponsored by the University of Oklahoma and World Literature Today.
- New Chaucer Society - Has a good collection of Links to Chaucerian and other Medieval Sites. (See also Harvard's Geoffrey Chaucer which is the featured collection in the July/August 2001 issue of D-Lib Magazine, the Canterbury Tales Project and Anniina Jokinen's Geoffrey Chaucer from her Luminarium.)
- New York Review of Books - Has Illustrator Galleries grouped by category and date. You can purchase a framed print for $150.00.
- David Levine - Over 3,000 caricatures including
Zora Neale Hurston,
J. D. Salinger,
Raymond Chandler, and
- John Springs
- Francisco Graells (Pancho)
- New York State Writers Institute - Founded in Albany in 1983 by Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist William Kennedy, it offers a Visiting Writers Series, a
Summer Writers Institute and a
Summer Young Writers Institute. Other features include The Writer, a weekly half hour series of video portraits focusing on contemporary writers and poets, produced by the Institute and
WMHT-TV and Writers Online is an electronic magazine of reviews, interviews, and feature articles.
- The New Yorker
- A Critic at Large. Just the Facts, Ma’am: Fake Memoirs, Factual Fictions, and the History of History - By Jill Lepore, New Yorker, March 24, 2008. "But Fielding meant it when he said that “Tom Jones” was true, and there’s a sense in which he was right. History matters, but the best novels boast a kind of truth that even the best history books can never claim."
- Books: All That Glitters: Literature's Global Economy- By Louis Menand, New Yorker, December 26, 2005. "When the first Nobel Prize in Literature went to Sully Prudhomme, in 1901, the choice was regarded as a scandal, since Leo Tolstoy happened to be alive. The Swedish Academy was so unnerved by the public criticism it received that its members made a point of passing over Tolstoy for the rest of his life—just to show, apparently, that they knew what they were doing the first time around—honoring instead such immortals as Bjørnstjerne Bjørnson, José Echegaray, Henryk Sienkiewicz, Giosuè Carducci, Rudolf Eucken, and Selma Lagerlöf."
- A Critic at Large. In From the Cold: The Return of Knut Hamsun by Jeffrey Frank, New Yorker, December 26, 2005.
- Stand By Your Man: The Strange Liaison of Sartre and Beauvoir - By Louis Menand, New Yorker, September 26, 2005. "But she fell in love with Sartre, once she got over the physical impression he made. Sartre was about five feet tall, and he had lost almost all the sight in his right eye when he was three; he dressed in oversized clothes, with no sense of fashion; his skin and teeth suggested an indifference to hygiene. He had the kind of aggressive male ugliness that can be charismatic, and he wisely refrained from disguising it. He simply ignored his body. He was also smart, generous, agreeable, ambitious, ardent, and very funny."
- Nineteenth-Century Literature - "Reviews annually over
70 volumes of scholarship, criticism, comparative studies, and new editions of nineteenth-century English andAmerican literature. Articles on such figures as the English Romantic Poets, Carlyle, Dickens, Thackeray, the Brontes, Tennyson, Browning, Arnold, Emerson, Hawthorne, Thoreau, Whitman, Mark Twain, and James are supplemented by others on literary history and theory." Complete and Full-text from 1990. Table of Contents, Abstracts, and Contributor Biographies are free for everyone. Full-text articles and reviews are restricted by IP addresses.
- 19th Century London Stage: an Exploration - Project of PhD students in Theatre History and Dramatic Theory at the University of Washington School of Drama.
- Nobel Foundation - Provides information on the Laureates in Literature. The 2004 Nobel Prize for Literature was awarded to Elfriede Jelinek.
- Northrop Frye International Literary Festival - Held annually in April in Moncton, New Brunswick, Canada (where Frye spent his formative years). With list of authors
- Northwest Passages: Canadian Literature Online - Canadian literature bookstore and resource for readers, scholars, and students.
- Online Literary Criticism - "1584 critical and biographical websites about authors and their works that can be browsed by author, by title, or by literary period." Provided by the Internet Public Library Reference Center.
- Online Literature Library: an Online Library of Literature - Knowledge Matters Ltd provides Classics in the public domain from Balzac to Wells in a large-type, readable format.
- Orchard House - Historic house museum in Concord, Massachusetts, owned and operated by the Louisa May Alcott Memorial Association.
- Outline of American Literature - By Kathryn VanSpanckeren. (Published by the Department of State's International Information Programs.)
- Other Voices International Project - Poetry from around the world. See Index / Table of Contents
- Oxford Shakespeare - 1914 Oxford edition, edited by W. J. Craig of the Complete Works of William Shakespeare with the text of 37 plays, 154 sonnets and miscellaneous verse. Fully searchable. From Bartleby.com.
- Oxford Text Archive - More than 2500 resources in over 25 different languages. Searchable by author, genre, period, language or file format. (A search for file format SGML TEI Lite in English locates over 160 full-text titles available online including Chaucer, Shakespeare, Dickens, Hardy, Eliot and Gaskell.)
- PAL: Perspectives in American Literature: A Research and Reference Guide - Paul P. Reuben.
- Paris: Capital of the 19th Century - "Initiated by the French Studies and Comparative Literature Departments of Brown University, provides a window into the cultural, political and social context of 19th century Parisian culture. It offers online access to pictorial works and texts selected from the collections of the Art Slide Library, the Rockefeller Library and the John Hay Library at Brown University."
- Paris Review Interviews - The Paris Review is known for its extensive interviews with writers, poets and playwrights. Starting in 1953 and still continuing, the interviews are lengthy, revealing and entertaining. Be sure to read the descriptions of interview settings which are full of interesting details on clothing, furnishings, and manners. Katherine Anne Porter wore a "soft green suit of woven Italian silk" and "offered a minted iced tea", Robert Graves "dressed in corduroys, mariner's sweater, black horsehide jacket" and a "blanket wrapped around his middle." Reading glasses "hung from his neck on a ribbon, which frequently became tangled in his hair." These 126 interviews, listed alphabetically below, are provided free online by the Paris Review. There are many more but you have to purchase the issue. Those with database access may find the complete story in Humanities International Complete, which has the Paris Review back to from 03/01/1953. There is an Interview Archive, organized by decade and alphabetically by name, and an advanced search.
- Chinua Achebe - The Art of Fiction, No. 139, Issue 133, Winter 1994. Interviewed by Jerome Brooks.
- Conrad Aiken - The Art of Poetry, No. 9, Issue 42, Winter-Spring 1968. Interviewed by Robert Hunter Wilbur, Brewster, Mass., September 1963.
- Edward Albee - The Art of Theater No. 4, Issue 39, Fall 1966. Interviewed by William Flanagan.
- Nelson Algren - The Art of Fiction No. 11, Issue 11, Winter 1955. Interviewed by Alston Anderson and Terry Southern.
- Kingsley Amis - The Art of Fiction No. 59, Issue 64, Winter 1975. Interviewed by Michael Barber.
- John Ashberry - The Art of Poetry No. 33, Issue 90, Winter 1983. Interviewed by Peter A. Stitt.
- W. H. Auden - The Art of Poetry No. 17, Issue 57, Spring 1974. Interviewed by Michael Newman.
- J. G. Ballard - The Art of Fiction No. 85, Issue 94, Winter 1984. Interviewed by Thomas Frick.
- John Berryman - The Art of Poetry No. 16, Issue 53, Winter 1972. Interviewed by Peter A. Stitt.
- Saul Bellow - The Art of Fiction No. 37, Issue 36, Winter 1966. Interviewed by Gordon Lloyd Harper.
- Paul Bowles - The Art of Fiction No. 67, Issue 81, Fall 1981. Interviewed by Jeffrey Bailey.
- Anita Brookner - The Art of Fiction No. 98, Issue 104, Fall 1987. Interviewed by Shusha Guppy.
- Anthony Burgess - The Art of Fiction No. 48, Issue 56, Spring 1973. Interviewed by John Cullinan.
- William Burroughs - The Art of Fiction No. 36, Issue 35, Fall 1965. Interviewed by Conrad Knickerbocker.
- Erskine Caldwell - The Art of Fiction No. 62, Issue 86, Winter 1982. Interviewed by Elizabeth Pell Broadwell, Ronald Wesley Hoag.
- Truman Capote - The Art of Fiction, No. 17, Issue 16, Spring-Summer 1957. Interviewed by Patti Hill.
- Joyce Cary - The Art of Fiction No. 7, Issue 7, Fall-Winter 1954-1955. Interviewed by John Burrows and Alex Hamilton.
- Blaise Cendrars - The Art of Fiction No. 38, Issue 37, Spring 1966. Interviewed by William Brandon and Michel Manoll.
- John Cheever - The Art of Fiction No. 62, Issue 67, Fall 1976. Interviewed by Annette Grant at Cheever's house in Ossining, New York.
- Jean Cocteau - The Art of Fiction No. 34, Issue 32, Summer-Fall 1964. Interviewed by William Fifield.
- Robert Creeley - The Art of Poetry No. 10, Issue 44, Fall 1968. Interviewed by Lewis MacAdams and Linda Wagner-Martin.
- Robertson Davies - The Art of Fiction No. 107, Issue 110, Spring 1989. Interviewed by Elisabeth Sifton.
- Simone de Beauvoir - The Art of Fiction No. 35, Issue 34, Spring-Summer 1965. Interviewed by Bernard Frechtman and Madeleine Gobeil.
- James Dickey - The Art of Poetry No. 20, Issue 65, Spring 1976. Interviewed by Franklin Ashley.
- Joan Didion - The Art of Nonfiction No. 1, Issue 176, Spring 2006. Interviewed by Hilton Als.
- Isak Dinesen - The Art of Fiction No. 14, Issue 14, Autumn 1956. Interviewed by Eugene Walter.
- J. P. Donleavy - The Art of Fiction No. 53, Issue 63, Fall 1975. Interviewed by Molly McKaughan and Fayette Hickox.
- John Dos Passos - The Art of Fiction No. 44, Issue 46, Spring 1969. Interviewed by David Sanders.
- Margaret Drabble - The Art of Fiction No. 70, Issue 74, Fall-Winter 1978. Interviewed by Barbara Milton.
- Lawrence Durrell - The Art of Fiction No. 23, Issue 22, Autumn-Winter 1959-1960.
Interviewed by Gene Andrewski and Julian Mitchell.
- Ilya Ehrenburg - The Art of Fiction No. 26, Issue 26, Summer-Fall 1961. Interviewed by Olga Carlisle.
- T. S. Eliot - Art of Poetry No. 1, Issue 21, Spring-Summer 1959, Interviewed by Donald Hall.
- Ralph Ellison - The Art of Fiction No. 8, Issue 8, Spring 1955. Interviewed by Alfred Chester and Vilma Howard.
- Stanley Elkin - The Art of Fiction No. 61, Issue 66, Summer 1976. Interviewed by Thomas LeClair.
- William Faulkner - The Art of Fiction No. 12, Issue 12, Spring 1956. Iinterviewed by Jean Stein vanden Heuvel in New York City.
- E. M. Forster - The Art of Fiction No. 1, Issue 1, Spring 1953. Interviewed by P.N. Furbank & F.J.H. Haskell, King's College, Cambridge, June 20, 1952.
- John Fowles - The Art of Fiction No. 109, Issue 111, Summer 1989. Interviewed by James R. Baker.
- Robert Frost - The Art of Poetry No. 2, Issue 24, Summer-Fall 1960. Interviewed by Richard Poirier.
- John Gardner - The Art of Fiction No. 73, Issue 75, Spring 1979. Interviewed by Paul F. Ferguson, John R. Maier, Sara Matthiessen and Frank McConnell.
- William Gass - The Art of Fiction No. 65, Issue 70, Summer 1977. Interviewed by Thomas LeClair.
- Allen Ginsberg - The Art of Poetry No. 8, Issue 37, Spring 1966. Interviewed by Thomas Clark.
- Nadine Gordimer - The Art of Fiction No. 77, Issue 88, Summer 1983.
Interviewed by Jannika Hurwitt.
- William Goyen - The Art of Fiction No. 63, Issue 68, Winter 1976. Interviewed by Robert Phillips.
- Günter Grass - The Art of Fiction No. 124, Issue 119, Summer 1991. Interviewed by Elizabeth Gaffney.
- Robert Graves - The Art of Poetry No. 11, Issue 47, Summer 1969. Interviewed by Peter Buckman & William Fifield.
- Henry Green - The Art of Fiction No. 22, Issue 19, Summer 1958. Interviewed by Terry Southern.
- Graham Greene - The Art of Fiction No. 3, Issue 3, Autumn 1953. Interviewed by Simon Raven and Martin Shuttleworth.
- Donald Hall - The Art of Poetry No. 43, Issue 120, Fall 1991. Interviewed by Peter A. Stitt.
- Elizabeth Hardwick - The Art of Fiction No. 87, Issue 96, Summer 1985. Interviewed by Darryl Pinckney.
- Anthony Hecht - The Art of Poetry No. 40, Issue 108, Fall 1988. Interviewed by J. D. McClatchy.
- Joseph Heller - The Art of Fiction No. 51, Issue 60, Winter 1974. Interviewed by George Plimpton.
- Lillian Hellman - The Art of Theater No. 1, Issue 33, Winter-Spring 1965. Interviewed by Anne Hollander and John Marquand.
- Ernest Hemingway - The Art of Fiction No. 21, Issue 18, Spring 1958. Interviewed by George Plimpton.
- Aldous Huxley - The Art of Fiction No. 24, Issue 23, Spring 1960. Interviewed by Raymond Fraser and George Wickes.
- David Ignatow - The Art of Poetry No. 13, Issue 76, Fall 1979. Interviewed by Gerard Malanga.
- Eugene Ionesco - The Art of Theater No. 6, Issue 93, Fall 1984. Interviewed by Shusha Guppy.
- Christopher Isherwood - The Art of Fiction No. 49, Issue 57, Spring 1974. Interviewed by W.I. Scobie.
- James Jones - The Art of Fiction No. 22, Issue 20, Autumn-Winter 1958-1959. Interviewed by Nelson Aldrich.
- The Art of Fiction No. 43: Jack Kerouac - Paris Review, 11, No. 43, 1968. Interviewed by Ted Berrigan who was accompanied by Aram Saroyan and and Duncan McNaughton.
- Jerzy Kosinski - The Art of Fiction No. 46, Issue 54, Summer 1972. Interviewed by Rocco Landesman.
- Stanley Kunitz - The Art of Poetry No. 29, Issue 83, Spring 1982. Interviewed by Chris Busa.
- Philip Larkin - The Art of Poetry No. 30, Issue 84, Summer 1982. Interviewed by Robert Phillips.
- Rosamond Lehmann - The Art of Fiction No. 88, Issue 96, Summer 1985. Interviewed by Shusha Guppy.
- Doris Lessing - The Art of Fiction No. 102, Issue 106, Spring 1988. Interviewed by Thomas Frick.
- Peter Levi - The Art of Poetry No. 14, Issue 76, Fall 1979. Interviewed by Jannika Hurwitt.
- Robert Lowell - The Art of Poetry No. 3, Issue 25, Winter-Spring 1961. Interviewed by Frederick Seidel.
- Mary McCarthy - The Art of Fiction No. 27, Issue 27, Winter-Spring 1962. Interviewed by Elisabeth Sifton in Paris in the winter of 1961.
- Archibald MacLeish - The Art of Poetry No. 18, Issue 58, Summer 1974. Interviewed by Benjamin DeMott.
- Naguib Mahrouz - The Art of Fiction, No. 129, Issue 123, Summer 1992. Interviewed by Charlotte El Shabrawy.
- Norman Mailer - The Art of Fiction No. 32, Issue 31, Winter-Spring 1964. Interviewed by Steven Marcus.
- Bernard Malamud - The Art of Fiction No. 52, Issue 61, Spring 1975. Interviewed by Daniel Stern.
- Peter Matthiessen - The Art of Fiction, No. 157, Issue 150, Spring 1999. Interviewed by Howard Norman.
- Francois Mauriac - The Art of Fiction No. 2, Issue 2, Summer 1953. Interviewed by Jean Le Marchand.
- William Meredith - The Art of Poetry No. 34, Issue 95, Spring 1985. Interviewed by Edward Hirsch.
- W. S. Merwin - The Art of Poetry No. 38, Issue 102, Spring 1987, interviewed by Edward Hirsch, Ha'iku, Hawaii, June, 1986.
- Arthur Miller - The Art of Theater No. 2, Part 2, Issue 152, Fall 1999. Interviewed by Christopher Bigby, Olga Carlisle and Rose Styron.
- Henry Miller - The Art of Fiction No. 28, Issue 28, Summer-Fall 1962. Interviewed by George Wickes.
- Marianne Moore - The Art of Poetry No. 4, Issue 26, Summer-Fall 1961. Interviewed by Donald Hall.
- Alberto Moravia - The Art of Fiction No. 6, Issue 6, Summer 1954. Interviewed by Anna Maria de Dominicis and Ben Johnson.
- Vladimir Nabokov - The Art of Fiction No. 40, Issue 41, Summer-Fall 1967. Interviewed by Herbert Gold.
- Pablo Neruda - The Art of Poetry No. 14, Issue 51, Spring 1971. Interviewed by Ronald Christ, Rita Guibert and Isla Negra in Chile, January 1970.
- Joyce Carol Oates - The Art of Fiction No. 72, Issue 74, Fall-Winter 1978. Interviewed by Robert Phillips.
- Edna O'Brien - The Art of Fiction No. 82, Issue 92, Summer 1984. Interviewed by Shusha Guppy.
- Frank O'Connor - The Art of Fiction No. 19, Issue 17, Autumn-Winter 1957. Interviewed by Anthony Whittier.
- Charles Olson - The Art of Poetry No. 12, Issue 49, Summer 1970. Interviewed by Gerard Malanga.
- Cynthia Ozick - The Art of Fiction No. 95, Issue 102, Spring 1987. Interviewed by Tom Teicholz.
- Grace Paley - The Art of Fiction No. 131, Issue 124, Fall 1992. Interviewed by Jonathan Dee, Barbara Jones and Larissa MacFarquhar.
- Dorothy Parker - The Art of Fiction No. 13, Issue 13, Summer 1956. Interviewed by Marion Capron.
- Boris Pasternak - The Art of Fiction No. 25, Issue 24, Summer-Fall 1960. Interviewed by Olga Carlisle.
- S. J. Perelman - The Art of Fiction No. 31, Issue 30, Summer-Fall 1963. Interviewed by William Cole.
- Harold Pinter - The Art of Theater No. 3, Issue 39, Fall 1966. Interviewed by Larry Bensky.
- Katherine Anne Porter - The Art of Fiction No. 29, Issue 29, Winter-Spring 1963. Interviewed by Barbara Thompson Davis.
- Ezra Pound - The Art of Poetry No. 5, Issue 28, Summer-Fall 1962. Interviewed by Donald Hall.
- Anthony Powell - The Art of Fiction No. 68, Issue 73, Spring-Summer 1978. Interviewed by Michael Barber.
- Richard Powers - The Art of Fiction No. 175, Issue 164, Winter 2002-2003. Interviewed by Kevin Berger.
- Alain Robbe-Grillet - The Art of Fiction No. 91, Issue 99, Spring 1986. Interviewed by Shusha Guppy.
- Françoise Sagan - The Art of Fiction, No. 15, Issue 14, Autumn 1956. Interviewed by Blair Fuller and Robert B. Silvers.
- George Seferis - The Art of Poetry No. 13, Issue 50, Fall 1970. Interviewed by Edmund Keeley.
- Irwin Shaw - The Art of Fiction No. 4 Continued, Issue 75, Spring 1979. Interviewed by Lucas Matthiessen, Willie Morris and John Marquand.
- Georges Simenon -The Art of Fiction No. 9, Issue 9, Summer 1955. Interviewed by Carvel Collins.
- Charles Simic - The Art of Poetry No. 90, Issue 173, Spring 2005. Interviewed by Mark Ford.
- Isaac Bashevis Singer - The Art of Fiction No. 42, Issue 44, Fall 1968. Interviewed by Harold Flender.
- John Steinbeck - The Art of Fiction No. 45 (Continued), Issue 63, Fall 1975. Interviewed by Nathaniel Benchley.
- Tom Stoppard - The Art of Theater No. 7, Issue 109, Winter 1988. Interviewed by Shusha Guppy.
- William Styron - The Art of Fiction No. 5, Issue 5, Spring 1954. Interviewed by Peter Matthiessen and George Plimpton.
- William Styron - The Art of Fiction No. 156, Issue 150, Spring 1999. Interviewed by George Plimpton.
- James Thurber - The Art of Fiction No. 10, Issue 10, Fall 1955. Interviewed by George Plimpton & Max Steele.
- John Updike - The Art of Fiction No. 43, Issue 45, Winter 1968. Interviewed by Charles Thomas Samuels.
- Gore Vidal - The Art of Fiction No. 50, Issue 59, Fall 1974. Interviewed by Gerald Clarke.
- Robert Penn Warren - The Art of Fiction No. 18, Issue 16, Spring-Summer 1957. Interviewed by Eugene Walter.
- Wendy Wasserstein - The Art of Theater No. 13, Issue 142, Spring 1997. Interviewed by Laurie Winer.
- Evelyn Waugh - The Art of Fiction No. 30, Issue 30, Summer-Fall 1963. Interviewed by Julian Jebb.
- Eudora Welty - The Art of Fiction No. 47, Issue 55, Fall 1972. Interviewed by Linda Kuehl.
- John Hall Wheelock - The Art of Poetry No. 21, Issue 67, Fall 1976. Interviewed by William Cahill and Molly McKaughan.
- E. B. White - The Art of the Essay No. 1, Issue 48, Fall 1969. Interviewed by Frank H. Crowther.
- Richard Wilbur - The Art of Poetry, Issue 72, Winter 1977. Interviewed by Helen McCloy Ellison, Ellesa Clay High and Peter A. Stitt.
- Thornton Wilder - The Art of Fiction No. 16, Issue 15, Winter 1956. Interviewed by Richard H. Goldstone.
- William Carlos Williams -The Art of Poetry No. 6, Issue 32, Summer-Fall 1964. Interviewed by Stanley Koehler.
- Angus Wilson - The Art of Fiction No. 20, Issue 17, Autumn-Winter 1957. Interviewed by Michael Millgate.
- August Wilson - The Art of Theater No. 14, Issue 153, Winter 1999. Interviewed by Bonnie Lyons and George Plimpton.
- P. G. Wodehouse - The Art of Fiction No. 60, Issue 64, Winter 1975. Interviewed by Gerald Clarke.
- James Wright - The Art of Poetry No. 19, Issue 62, Summer 1975. Interviewed by Peter A. Stitt.
- Charles Wright - The Art of Poetry No. 41, Issue 113, Winter II 1989. Interviewed by J. D. McClatchy.
- Marguerite Young - The Art of Fiction No. 66, Issue 71, Fall 1977. Interviewed by Charles E. Ruas.
- Marguerite Yourcenar [de Crayencour] - The Art of Fiction No. 103, Issue 106, Spring 1988.
Interviewed by Shusha Guppy.
- Partisan Review: Archive - 1996-2002. Selected full text:
- T. S. Eliot and the Poem Itself - By Denis Donoghue, VOL. LXVII, NO. 1, 2000.
- Pegasos - Literature related resource site from Finland.
- PEN/Faulkner Foundation - The PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction "honors the best published works of fiction by American citizens in a calendar year."
- PennSound - "Committed to producing new audio recordings and preserving existing audio archives."
- Author List
- Singles - "For noncommercial and educational use only."
- Penn State Archive for Samuel Johnson's Lives of the Poets
- Petals on a Wet Black Bough: American Modern Writers and the Orient - Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library Exhibition, Yale University.
- Photographs from the American Poetry Review Records, 1971-1998 - Rare Book & Manuscript Library Image Collections, Penn Libraries, University of Pennsylvania
- Diane Ackerman - by Paul West
- Ann Beattie - by Bob Binstock
- Eavan Boland - by Kevin Casey
- Philip E. Booth - by Camera North/RB
- Joseph Brodsky - by Alan D. Hewitt
- Charles Bukowski - by Linda Bukowski
- Jim Carroll - by Tamela Glenn
- Robert Creeley - by Gerard Malanga
- Richard Eberhart - by LaVerne Harrell Clark
- Tess Gallagher - by Patricia Ellis
- Jean Garrigue - by Walter Auerbach
- Barbara Guest's Studio - by Mark Hillringhouse
- Anthony Hecht - by William Stafford
- John Hollander - by Natalie Charkow
- Ted Hughes - by Layle Silbert
- David Ignatow with Galen Williams, Richard Kostelanetz, Michael Benedikt, Martin Tucker
- Robinson Jeffers - by Leigh Wiener
- June Jordan
- Donald Justice - by Nathaniel Justice
- Galway Kinnell
- Kenneth Koch - by Philippe Cheng
- Stanley Kunitz - by Renate Ponsold
- Philip Levine
- Robert Lowell - by Nancy Crampton
- Thomas McGrath
- Plays of Thomas Middleton (1580-1627) - Chris Cleary's annotated full-text collection of over 20 plays.
- Poem Present: Readings and Lectures - Video archive of readings by Michael Fried, Calvin Bedient, Pierre Joris, Mary Jo Bank, Joanna Klink, Forrest Gander, Jim Powell, Ralph Johnson, Allen Grossman, Tom Pickard, Susan Stewart, Robert Hass, Mark Doty, Robert Creeley, Lisa Jarnot, Alice Notley, William Fuller and Mark Strand at the University of Chicago.
- Poems That Go - Edited by Megan Sapnar & Ingrid Ankerson.
- Poet at Work: Walt Whitman Notebooks 1850s-1860s - Access to four Whiteman notebooks from the Thomas Biggs Harned Walt Whitman Collection. (American Memory Project, Library of Congress.)
- Poetry 180: A Poem a Day for American High Schools - Created by the Poetry and Literature Center of the Library of Congress.
- Poetry and American Memory - Cybercast of Robert Pinsky's lecture at the Library of Congress, Thursday, October 8, 1998. (Requires RealAudio Player, sound card, speakers or headphones.)
- Poetry Archive - Browse poems by poet, title, theme and form. Includes a Children's Poetry Archive.
- Poetry Archives - Maintained by students at the University of Georgia, there are currently over 3,000 poems which are searchable and listed by author.
- Poetry Daily - "Anthology of contemporary poetry which each day brings you a new poem from books, magazines and journals currently in print." Provides searchable archive, indexed by poet and title.
- Poetry Magazine - Published by the Modern Poetry Association, Poetry Magazine will receive more than $100 million over the next thirty years from Ruth Lilly.
- Poetry Society of America - Site highlight: 80 poets respond to the question What's American About American Form?.
- Poets & Writers Online
- Pride and Prejudice - Jane Austen - Annotated hypertext edition from the Republic of Pemberley, "a haven for fans of Jane Austen's novels and the films adapted from them."
- Princeton University WebMedia - Lectures
- Create Dangerously - The Immigrant Artist at Work - Edwidge Danticat, March 25, 2008
- Poetry Reading – Robert Hass, February 21, 2008
- Project Gutenberg Home Page - Michael Hart's huge undertaking to digitize public domain texts. The online library consists of over 2700 pre-1923 texts, available in text or compressed file (zip) format which you can browse by author and title.
- Projecto Vercial: a maijor base de dados sobre literature portuguesa - Site apoiado pelo Projecto Geira da Universidade do Minho e pelo Laboratório de Informática e Sistemas do Instituto Pedro Nunes.
- Psychedelic '60s: Literary Tradition and Social Change - Alderman Library, University of Virginia.
- Pushing Hypertext in New Directions - Matthew Mirapaul's July 27, 2000 column for the New York Times Cybertimes describes two unconventional hypertexts. (This is Miraupaul's last column. See 'Arts At Large' No Longer in the July 28, 2000 Wired News and Where Have You Gone, Matthew Mirapaul? in the August 4, 2000 New Republic Online.)
- Renascence Editions: Works Printed in English, 1477-1799 - Richard Bear, University of Oregon. Includes full-text of the1596 edition of Spencer's Fairie Queene, the 1667 edition of John Milton's Paradise Lost, 37 plays of Shakespeare and a number of other important early texts.
- Repositories of Primary Sources - Terry Abraham's listing of over 5,000 websites describing holdings of manuscripts, archives, rare books, historical photographs, and other primary sources for the research scholar.
- Representative Poetry On-line - Over 2,000 English poems by 310 poets from the early medieval period to the beginning of the twentieth century, indexed by poet, first line, date, keyword. Also includes prose and verse criticism of poetry. (Department of English, University of Toronto.)
- Robert Graves Archive - Philip Hunter's collection of links to Robert Graves resources.
- Robert Louis Stevenson - Texts, biography, bibliography from Berkley Digital Library SunSITE.
- Robinson Jeffers Tor House Foundation
- Roland Collection of Videos & Films on Art - "Work of 230 film makers from 25 different countries and consists of more than 640 films and videos on art available worldwide." Writers Talk: Ideas of Our Time provides streaming video clips of authors discussing their work.
- Romantic Chronology - Literary timelines edited by Laura Mandell and Alan Liu.
- Romantic Circles - "Devoted to the study of Lord Byron, Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley, Percy Bysshe Shelley, John Keats, their contemporaries and historical contexts."
- Romantic Natural History - A website designed to survey the relationships between literary works and natural history in the century before Charles Darwin's On the Origin of Species (1859). Constructed and maintained by Ashton Nichols, Department of English, Dickinson College.
- Romanticism On the Net - International Refereed Electronic Journal devoted to Romantic studies offers articles, reviews and links to other Web resources.
- Rossetti Archive: the Complete Writings and Pictures of Dante Gabriel Rosetti - Edited by Jerome J. McGann, Institute for Advanced Technology in the Humanities (IATH), University of Virginia.
- Royal Shakespeare Company - Stratford-upon-Avon
- Russian Poets of the 20th Century - Poems (in Russian) and biographies (in English) for Mayakovsky, Pasternak, Akhmatova, Blok, Mandelshtam and Tsvetaeva.
- Sahitya Akademi - India's national academy of letters. Sections include Booklist and Awards & Fellowships.
- SSSL Bibliography A Checklist of Scholarship on Southern Literature - Mississippi Quarterly Staff
- Samuel Johnson - Jack Lynch provides links to electronic texts by Johnson and others, to scholarship, books on Johnson and his circle, and quotations. A Guide to Samuel Johnson was put together to introduce novices to Johnson and includes bibliographies and descriptions of his works. Boswell's Life of Johnson edited from the two-volume Oxford edition of 1904. The Johnson Society of London offers Samuel Johnson - a select bibliography.
- Samuel Johnson Sound Bite Page - This searchable site, maintained by Frank Lynch, has quotations and a Topical Guide which includes such subjects as
Ouch! (Put Downs).
- Samuel Taylor Coleridge Archive
- Sarah Orne Jewett Text Project - "An attempt to make all of Jewett's published writings available on the World Wide Web in reliable, annotated editions." (Terry Heller, Coe College Department of English.)
- Say How? A Pronunciation Guide to Names of Public Figures - National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped (NLS), Library of Congress.
- Searchebooks.com - Locate e-texts. A search, for Charolotte Bronte, for example, located 102 matches.
- Chicago Shakespeare Theater
- Colorado Shakespeare Festival - Boulder
- Complete Works of William Shakespeare - Jeremy Hylton, MIT
- Folger Shakespeare Library - Washington, DC. Provides access to Hamnet, the library's online catalog.
- Furness Shakespeare Library - Collection of primary and secondary sources, including both texts and images, that illuminate the theater, literature, and history of Shakespeare, Shakespearean texts, theatrical production, and criticism made available by the Schoenberg Center for Electronic Text and Image (SCETI) at the University of Pennsylvania. Browsable and searchable, the project provides digital facsimiles of many of Shakespeare's plays.
- Mr. William Shakespeare and the Internet - Terry A. Gray
- Oxford Shakespeare - 1914 Oxford edition, edited by W. J. Craig of the Complete Works of William Shakespeare with the text of 37 plays, 154 sonnets and miscellaneous verse. Fully searchable. From Bartleby.com.
- Public Theater / New York Shakespeare Festival - Founded by Joseph Papp.
- Renascence Editions: Works Printed in English, 1477-1799 - Richard Bear, University of Oregon. Includes 37 plays of Shakespeare.
- Royal Shakespeare Company - Stratford-upon-Avon
- Shakespeare in Quarto - "You can view the British Library’s copies of Shakespeare quartos separately or you can compare any two copies."
- Shakespeare's Globe
- Shakespeare Mystery - Argument over the authorship of Shakespeare is the subject of this PBS Frontline broadcast. Site offers seven full-text articles.
- Shakespeare Online: Themes in Tragedy - Britain in Print. Key passages from Antony & Cleopatra, Hamlet, King Lear and Othello.
- Shakespeare Oxford Society - Seeks to "document and establish Edward de Vere, 17th Earl of Oxford as the universally recognised author of the works of William Shakespeare."
- Shakespeare Resources - Electronic Text Center, University of Virginia
- Shakespeare's Stratford on the Web - Stratford-Upon-Avon, U.K.
- Stratford Festival of Canada - Ontario, Canada theatre festival runs from May to November.
- Silva Rhetoricae: the Forest of Rhetoric - Guide to the terms of classical and renaissance rhetoric provided by Gideon Burton of Brigham Young University.
- Sonnet Central - Eric Blomquist's archive of English sonnets, commentary, pictures, and relevant web links. Sonnets are grouped by period and by author.
- SparkNotes: Online Study Guides - Plot summaries and character descriptions for more than 75 works of English and American literature.
- Spectator Project: A Hypermedia Research Archive of Eighteenth-Century Periodicals - Daily periodical edited by Addison and Steele which had an important influence on the manners and culture of the time. (Center for Electronic Texts in the Humanities, Rutgers University.)
- Stanford Creative Writing Program
- Current Fellows
- Stephen Crane Society - Founded by Crane scholar Paul Sorrentino in 1990. Useful sections include:
- Short Stories and Novellas
- Crane Bibliography
- Studies in Canadian Literature (Études en littérature canadien) - "Biannual, bilingual journal devoted to the study of Canadian literature in English and French, and published at the University of New Brunswick in Fredericton." The journal is searchable and provides full-text access to most issues beginning with Volume 1 (1976). A search for Roy, for example, retrieves four articles on Gabrielle Roy, two in French and two in English.
- Sublime Anxiety: the Gothic Family and the Outsider - Online exhibition of material from the Sadleir-Black Collection of Gothic Books, Department of Special Collections, University of Virginia Library. (Curated by Natalie Regensburg.)
- SunSITE - University of California, Berkeley. Provides links to Other Digital Text Collections.
- Thomas MacGreevy Hypertext Chronology - "MacGreevy (1893-1967), poet, critic, translator, art historian and Director of the National Gallery of Ireland (1950-1963), is one of the pivotal figures of Irish Modernism." Provides links to Articles and Reviews Relating to Thomas MacGreevy. Created and maintained by Susan Schreibman, Department of English, University College, Dublin.
- Texas Institute of Letters - See Inside the Harlan Crow library with the Texas Institute of Letters by Michael Merschel, April 18, 2008.
- Theodore Dreiser Web Source - A vast amount of primary source material is available online from the Theodore Dreiser Collection at the Annenberg Rare Book and Manuscript Library at the University of Pennsylvania. You can browse or search by correspondent. "I must tell you once again, Dreiser, that I have read the last five or six chapters of Book 2 with real agony. The slow, fatal working-up to the death of Roberta is one of the grimmest and most gripping tragedies that I have read in years. The whole idea was so powerful that I had difficulty in re-editing it for you. " T. R. Smith to Theodore Dreiser, June 3, 1925. Thomas Robert Smith, Dreiser's editor at Boni & Liveright, was referring to Dreiser's American Tragedy.
Dreiser's letters in 1931 discussing the movie version of the book are especially interesting. Dreiser formed a committee and invited them to view the Paramount movie at a private screening on June 15, 1931. Members of the committee included Burton Rascoe, Ray Long, an editor at Cosmopolitan, Dr. A. A. Brill (Abraham Arden) and Arthur Pell. See, in particular, Dreiser's four page letter of April 30, 1921 to Burton Rascoe. "As I read the script which has been offered to me as the final plan of the picture, I feel that it might as well have been deliberately calculated to misinterpret not only my character and powers as a novelist, but my mental and artistic approach to life itself."
The committee's views on the film are summarized by Dreiser's attorney, Garfield Arthur Hays, in a seven page letter dated June 26, 1931.
- Today in Literature - "Small independent publication about the great writers, books and events in literary history. Every day we publish a new biographical story that offers annecdotes and insights (often quite amusing, I might add) into the lives and works of writers famous and infamous, classic and contemporary, including novelists, poets, dramatists and critics."
- University of Toronto English Library - Texts and biographical information on over 250 authors, some available only to University of Toronto community.
- Victorian Web - Comprehensive coverage of the Victorian Age including literature, visual arts, religion, science, politics and economics. (George P. Landow, Brown University.)
- Victorian Women Writer's Project - Indiana University Libraries project to digitize works by British women writers of the 19th century, listed by author. Texts include Harriet Martineau's Autobiography (c1877), edited by Maria Weston Chapman (Martineau was one of the foremost English intellectuals of her day), Edith Nesbit's The Railway Children (1906) chronicling the adventures of the six Bastable children, and Olive Schreiner's The Story of an African Farm (1883), a tragic novel of feminist protest.
- Virtual International Authority File (VIAF) - "Implemented and hosted by OCLC, is joint project of several national libraries plus selected regional and trans-national library agencies. The project's goal is to lower the cost and increase the utility of library authority files by matching and linking widely-used authority files and making that information available on the Web."
- Virtual Seminars for Teaching Literature - WWI poetry tutorials. Worthy of note is the Wilfred Owen Multimedia Digital Archive which consists of all of Owen's poetry manuscripts, interviews with war veterans, photographs, letters and video clips. There is also a complete run of the Hydra, a magazine produced by the patients resident at Craiglockhart Military Hospital during the First World War, to which Owen contributed. A project of the Humanities Computing Unit, Oxford University.
- Vive Voix poèmes à écouter: anthologie sonore de poésie francaise - Created by Kirk Anderson, Associate Professor of French at Wheaton College. Text and audio (in French) of several hundred poems, which are listed by author, title and first line.
- Voice of the Shuttle: Web Site for Humanities Research - Literary database that serves content dynamically. Useful sections include
Literature (in English),
Literatures (Other Than English) and
Literary Theory. Created by Alan Liu, Department of English, University of California, Santa Barbara.
- Voices From the Gaps: Women Artists and Writers of Color - University of Minnesota site "focusing on the lives and works of women writers of color."
- W.H. Auden Society - Maintened by Edward Mendelson, Professor of English and Comparative Literature at Columbia University, and editor of the following books:
- Early Auden, Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2000 (you can search inside this book at Amazon);
- The Complete Works of W. H. Auden: Prose and Travel Books in Prose and Verse, 1926-1938 , Princeton University Press, 1997
- The Complete Works of W.H. Auden: Prose: Volume II. 1939-1948, Princeton University Press, 2002
(you can search inside this book at Amazon)
- The Complete Works of W.H. Auden: Prose, 1926-1938, Faber and Faber, 1997
- The Complete Works of W.H. Auden: Plays, Princeton University Press, 1988
- The English Auden: Poems, Essays and Dramatic Writings, 1927-1939, Faber & Faber, 1988
- Later Auden, Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2000 (you can search inside this book at Amazon)
- W. H. Auden: Selected Poems
- W. H. Auden: Collected Poems (2007)
- Walker Percy Project - Hosted by the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, the project participants include at least 10 nationally-recognized Percy scholars.
- Walt Whitman Archive - Edited by Kenneth N. Price and Ed Folsom. Texts, images, manuscrits, biography and criticism.
- Wilkie Collins - Paul Lewis
- Willa Cather Archive - University of Nebraska site offers full texts and supplementary material, information about Cather's life, the times in which she lived, the geographical locations which inspired her writing, and her subjects and interests."Partnership between the Archives and Special Collections, University of Nebraska-Lincoln Libraries, University of Nebraska–Lincoln Center for Digital Research in the Humanities, The University of Nebraska Press, and the Cather Project at the University of Nebraska."
- William Blake Archive - Morris Eaves, Robert N. Essick, and Joseph Viscomi, Institute for Advanced Technology in the Humanities, University of Virginia, c1996. (There's also Steven Marx's Blake Multimedia Project.)
- William Faulkner on the Web - John B. Padgett, University of Mississippi in Oxford. See also William Faulkner Collections at the University of Mississippi Department of Archives and Special Collections.
- Center for Faulkner Studies - The Brodsky Collection, Kent Library, Southeast Missouri State University is "one of the four largest collections of Faulkner materials in the world."
- Highly recommended: The Hamlet, Recorded Books, 1993 and Go Down Moses, Recorded Books, 1995. These unabridged audio recordings are read by the very skillful actor Mark Hammer. "His voice has the sound of gout, of bunions, of a bum leg. He hoists himself gloriously along through the story of the white trash Snopes family and how they poison life in Frenchman's Bend, Miss. Hammer takes luxuriously ample pauses and his phrasing is impeccable, putting meaning and direction into Faulkner's infamously long sentences. This is an author who requires incredible stamina and lung capacity on the part of the narrator. Not to mention prescience. You have to know where each sentence is going before you start out, because sometimes it doesn't end until a page or two later. If Faulkner intimidates you, try Hammer. It is the best of several recordings of his work now on the market." (From Hammer Gives Direction to Faulkner Prose, by Sandy Bauers, Chicago Tribune, May 19, 1994) See also Hammer's obituary Versatile Actor Mark Hammer, 69; Taught at CU by Yvonne Shinhoster Lamb, Washington Post, March 15, 2007.
- Mississippi Writers Page - University of Mississippi English Department site provides biographies of Mississippi w.riters, information about their books and other publications, and bibliographies of other information sources (including literary criticism). There is a section on William Faulkner.
- Women in Literature and Life Assembly (WILLA) - National Council of Teachers of English. Full-text articles and reviews, 2001-2003.
- Women's Genre Fiction - 300 searchable digital texts: "British and American fiction written from 1860 to 1920." (Lewis H. Beck Center for Electronic Collections, Emory University Libraries)
- Wordsworth Trust: Dove Cottage and the Wordsworth Museum
- Wright American Fiction, 1851-1875 - Collection of 19th century American fiction, as listed in Lyle Wright's bibliography which attempts to include every novel published in the United States from 1851 to 1875. Project of the Indiana University Digital Library Program. There are currently 2,887 volumes included (2,109 unedited, 778 fully edited and encoded) by 1,394 authors. You can search the full-text. Wright "listed a total of 2,923 titles in adult fiction, including "novels, novelettes, romances, short stories, tall tales, tract-like tales, allegories, and fictitious biographies and travels, in prose" (from the introduction), and inventoried 18 American libraries for holdings. This compilation is part of his three-volume set listing American fiction from 1774 through 1900, and is still considered the most comprehensive bibliography of American adult fiction of the 18th and 19th centuries." In his notes to American Fiction 1851-1875: A Contribution Toward a Bibliography, published by the Huntington Library in 1965, Wright refers to the 1908 edition of
A critical dictionary of English literature, and British and American authors, living and deceased, from the earliest accounts to the middle of the nineteenth century. Containing thirty thousand biographies and literary notices... by Samuel Austin Allibone, 3 vols. 1859-71, available in digitized form in the University of Michigan's
Making of America collection. (Note: the last entry on p. 1005 is for Jyl of Breyntford.) Page 513 of this work provides the following information on Mrs. Julia Caroline (Ripley) Dorr: "b. 1825, at Charleston, South Carolina, the daugher of Mr. William Y. Ripley, and wife of Mr. Seneca M. Dorr, has resided since her marriage at Chatham Four Corners, Columbia county, New York. She commenced publication in 1848, and since then has contributed many prose and poetical articles to the periodicals of the day. Her writings has been much admired."
- Writer's Almanac - Daily program of poetry and history hosted by Garrison Keillor on Minnesota Public Radio. With Archive.
- Writings of Henry D.Thoreau - Elizabeth Witherell, University of California, Santa Barbara.
- Writers, Artists, and their Copyright Holders (WATCH) - "Database containing primarily, but not exclusively, the names and addresses of copyright holders or contact persons for English-language authors whose papers are housed, in whole or in part, in libraries and archives in North America and the United Kingdom." Maintained jointly by the Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center at the University of Texas at Austin and the University of Reading.
- Yasnaya Polyana - Museum devoted to Leo Tolstoy (1828-1910) located on his former estate located 200 kilometers south of Moscow.
- Zembla - Created in 1995 by Jeff Edmunds, Zembla is a site devoted to the life and works of author, translator and lepidopterist Vladimir Nabokov, and is the official site of the International Vladimir Nabokov Society. It is published under the auspices of Pennsylvania State University Libraries.
- Zvi Har'El's Jules Verne Collection - In English and in French, the site provides the full-text of 12 novels and 8 short stories as well as scholarly articles and book reviews.