The following are links to general literature pages on the Web.
Book Lovers: This site contains an abundance of links to every imaginable book-related site. Fabulous!
Bookwire: This site also has good links to other sites; more important, it links you to lists of the Nobel, Pulitzer, Pen-Faulkner, and other award winners. And not least, it takes you toThe Boston Review of Books and The Hungry Mind Review, among others.
Nimble Books LLC: This site contains book reviews, articles, author biographies, and also information on book-related Usenet groups.
The Literature Network has links to information and e-texts for a large number of authors. A very good resource.
The Word : This site contains a list of links to other book sites, especially on-line journals and reference sources. A very inclusive list.
Literature.org has full and unadridged e-texts of many American and English classics.
Bartleby.com has links to quotations, e-texts, and information on many writers. Great resource!
The following are links to sites which provide assistance with research, paper writing and documentation.
The Internet Public Library: This site contains all sorts of help on writing research papers, documentation, and information on literature, as well as lots of good links to literature sites.
The University of Wisconsin's Page on Documentation Styles: The name says it all.
The following are links to sites which provide information about some of the writers we're reading.
For information on Mark Twain, see the following:
- The Official Website of Mark Twain has a biography, quotes by and about Twain, and links to lots of other useful information.
- Mark Twain: This site has a short biography, and also links to lots of e-texts of Twain's works.
- Mark Twain in His Times is a great site: lots of information about Twain's life and business; even a very old audio file of his voice.
- Mark Twain's Interactive Scrapbook is the companion site to the PBS production of Mark Twain. This ia a wonderful site: lots of detailed biographical information, and great pictures.
For information on Henry James, see the following:
- The Henry James Scholar's Guide to Web Sites is an excellent resource: lots of links to e-texts of James's short stories and novels on the web, links to many scholarly articles about James's short stories and novels, and a good set of links to various sites for general literature scholarship.
- Henry James has some good links to e-texts of James's works, as well as some good discussion questions on Daisy Miller.
- The Henry James Review has been put online courtesy of The Muse Project. Click on one of the links to access the issue you want. This is a great resource!
For information on Stephen Crane, see the following:
- The Stephen Crane Society has a site with excellent resources: links to bibliographies of Crane's work, e-texts, articles on Crane, biographies, FAQs sections, and other good information.
- Stephen Crane includes some excerpts from newspaper articles Crane wrote while covering the Spanish-American War. Very interesting!
- Stephen Crane and the Commodore is an account of the shipwreck of the Commodore. Very exciting!
For information on Edward Arlington Robinson, see the following:
- Modern American Poetry's page on Edward Arlington Robinson is very good: links to biographical information, commentary and analysis of the various poems, and e-texts of more poems.
- Edward Arlington Robinson is an excellent site which puts Robinson and his poetry in the context of Gardiner, Maine, where he lived. Very good biographical information, good pictures, and links to lots of e-texts.
- Bartleby's page on Robinson has links to e-texts of almost all of Robinson's poems.
For information on T. S. Eliot, see the following:
- Modern American Poetry's page on T. S. Eliot is very good: links to biographical information, commentary and analysis of the various poems, e-texts of more poems, and a history of World War I which helps to place the poems and other works in historical context.
- Bartleby's page on Eliot has links to e-texts of almost all of Eliot's poems, and lots of good quotes.
- The Nobel Prize page on Eliot has a brief biography, and bibliography, and most important, the text of his speech upon accepting the Nobel Prize for Literature.
- What the Thunder Said is a site devoted to Eliot, with a good timeline of his life and links to e-texts of his works.
- Exploring The Wasteland is an excellent site which provides background information and great notes on the poem, almost line by line. Very helpful!!
For information on Wallace Stevens, see the following:
- Modern American Poetry's page on Wallace Stevens is very good: links to biographical information, commentary and analysis of many of the poems, e-texts of more poems, and excerpts from his letters, which help shed more light on his life and work. Wallace Stevens is an audio introduction to Stevens' poetry, focusing on several of his poems. Very interesting!
- Hartford Friends and Enemies of Wallace Stevens is a great site, with biographical information, a walking tour of places in his life, positive and negative views of him, audio of Stevens reading his poems, and lots of pictures.
- Wallace Stevens is an excellent list of resources on Stevens, with links to poems, letters he wrote, pictures, and articles on his poetry. Compiled by Alan Filreis of the University of Pennsylvania.
For information on William Carlos Williams, see the following:
- Modern American Poetry's page on William Carlos Williams is very good: links to biographical information, commentary and analysis of many of the poems, and e-texts of many poems.
- Poets.org's page on William Carlos Williams is great: a brief biography, and links to background information on imagism, objectivism, and modernism, analyses of the poems (including "The Red Wheelbarrow"), and e-texts of a number of poems.
For information on Langston Hughes, see the following:
- Poets.org's page on Langston Hughes is excellent: a brief biography, and links to background information on the Harlem Renaissance, the Jazz Poem, and the Blues Poem, a walking tour of Hughes's Harlem, good external links, and e-texts of many of Hughes's poems.
- Modern American Poetry's page on Langston Hughes is very good: links to biographical information, commentary and analysis of many of the poems, e-texts of many poems, and good background information on lynching and on the Depression.
- Voice and Visions Spotlight has a site on Hughes, and it's good: don't miss the audio of Ossie Davis reading selected "Simple" stories.
- Langston Hughes in Lawrence, Kansas is a site that details Hughes's life in Lawrence, with good pictures and information.
For information on Robert Frost, see the following:
- Modern American Poetry's page on Robert Frost is very good: links to biographical information, commentary and analysis of many of the poems, e-texts of many poems, an article by Amy Lowell, and an article on the sonnet that helps you understand Frost's poetic form a bit better.
- The Friends of Robert Frost is a group dedicated to preserving one of Frost's homes in Vermont, but their site has some good information about Frost, a good chronology of his life and work, great pictures, and links to lots of good articles about the poems.
- Robert Frost: Poems has a brief biography of Frost, but more important, it has e-texts of many of his poems, grouped by the volume in which they were originally published.
- Frost Out Loud has audio recordings of many of Frost's poems. Excellent!
For information on Sherwood Anderson, see the following:
- American Masters page on Sherwood Anderson, with a brief biography and evaluation of his work.
- Books and Writers page on Sherwood Anderson, with a brief biography and list of all of his works.
For information on Ernest Hemingway, see the following:
- Timeless Hemingway is a fun site, with a biography, FAQs, lots of photos, a blog, and links to other Hemingway sites.
- The Hemingway Resource Center is great: an extensive biography, links to other Hemingway sites, articles on Hemingway from numerous authors, Hemingway's Nobel Prize speech, and lots of other good stuff.
- The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum is the site for Hemingway's Key West home, which is now a museum. If you can't get to Key West to see it in person, this is the next best thing. Very interesting!
- The Hemingway Society has an excellent site, with links to lots of good articles on Hemingway's work and life.
For information on William Faulkner, see the following:
- William Faulkner on the Web is an amazing site maintained by the Department of English at the University of Mississippi. It has a biography of Faulkner, as well as links to other Faulkner articles and information. And it has bios of the characters in Faulkner's work and synopses of the novels and stories.
- The Nobel Prize page on Faulkner has a brief biography and a link to his amazing acceptance speech.
- YouTube video, William Faulkner at the University of Virginia. A video about Faulkner's time as writer-in-residence there. Note the links in the right column to other videos. Some of these are very cool!
For information on Dorothy Parker, see the following:
- Dorothy Parker Society has a good web page, with lots of images of the places in New York associated with Parker: where she lived, where she hung out; also some good links to other Dorothy Parker sites on the web.
- Modern American Poetry's page on Dorothy Parker has some good articles on her work and life.
- WikiQuote has a collection of some of Parker's funny quotes. Go here if you want to laugh!
- Poets.org page on Dorothy Parker has a brief biography and some good links to other sites and e-texts of her poetry.
For information on F. Scott Fitzgerald, see the following:
- A Fitzgerald Chronology lists the events of Fitzgerald's life. It's very detailed--a great resource!
- F. Scott Fitzgerald Centenary page maintained by the University of South Carolina. This is a great resource--stories, essays, even voice and film clips.
- The F.Scott Fitzgerald Society has a great site, with biographical information, links to e-texts of some of his stories, and links to lots of other good Fitzgerald sites.
For information on Nathanael West, see the following:
- Books and Writers' page on Nathanael West includes a brief biography and bibliography.
- Funny as a Crutch is an article about West in the New York Times; lots of good biographical and critical information.
For information on Dashiell Hammett, see the following:
- Dashiell Hammett is a brief but informative biography; this page is part of a larger site, DetNovel.com, which is a great resource for information on the history of the detective novel, the origins and history of the Black Mask magazine, and hardboiled detective fiction. Very helpful!
- Hard-Boiled Detective Fiction is a site with general information on the genre, and more specific analysis of Hammett's works.
- PBS American Masters series has a page on Hammett, with a pretty good biography and some good links to other relevant sites, including a video with analysis of the philosophy underlying Hammett's work.
For information on Raymond Chandler, see the following:
- The Raymond Chandler Website has a good timeline of Chandler's life, good essays and articles about Chandler's works, and good links to other Chandler sites. Very useful!
- Authors and Creators has a good page on Chandler, with a brief biography and a complete list of his works, including screenplays.
- The Case for Raymond Chandler is a good article on Chandler's place in American literature, with a nice comparison between Hammett and Chandler.
For information on Gwendolyn Brooks, see the following:
- Modern American Poetry's page on Brooks is very good: a good biography, good essays on various poems, and links to interviews with Brooks.
- A Gwendolyn Brooks Page has a beautiful tribute to Brooks by Rita Dove and e-texts of a number of Brooks's poems.
- Poetry Foundation's page on Gwendolyn Brooks is good: a biographical sketch, e-texts of several poems, and good essays about her work.
For information on Theodore Roethke, see the following:
- A Biography of Theodore Roethke; this site includes an audio file of Roethke reading "My Papa's Waltz."
- Modern American Poetry's page on Roethke has some excellent resources
For information on Robert Lowell, see the following:
- Poets.org has a page on Robert Lowell with a biography, links to e-texts of a number of his poems, a comparison of Lowell and the Beat poets, and an essay about confessional poetry.
- Modern American Poetry's page on Robert Lowell includes a biography and a number of essays about Lowell's work.
- Poets of Cambridge has a Robert Lowell page with a brief biography and quite a few e-texts of his poems.
There is too much information on Allen Ginsberg to list all of it here; following are a few (of many) good sites:
- Allen Ginsberg: Shadow Changes into Bone calls itself "A Clearinghouse for All Things Ginsberg," and it pretty much is.
- Revolutionaries: Allen Ginsberg has some great links, including excerpts from Ginsberg's FBI file.
- Allen Ginsberg Project has a biography of Ginsberg, good links to essays on Ginsberg, and a great gallery of photography and art by Ginsberg.
There are too many Sylvia Plath sites to list here, but I've given you a few:
- SwissEduc's Sylvia Plath Page
- The San Antonio College LitWeb Sylvia Plath Page
- Modern American Poetry's Sylvia Plath page is very helpful, with lots of detailed information and links.
For information on Amiri Baraka, see the following:
- Amiri Baraka is Baraka's home page, with a biography, e-texts of some of his poems and essays, audio and video files of his work, a gallery of photos, and links to other resources. Great site!
- Modern American Poetry has a page on Baraka with a biography and several good essays about his work, an essay about the Black Arts Movement, and an interview with Baraka.
- Amiri Baraka has a number of essays about Baraka's work. This is an excellent resource.
For information on James Baldwin, see the following:
- Random House, Inc. Presents James Baldwin includes a biography, a list of his books, and some good links to other resources.
- Books and Writers has a page on Baldwin, with a good biography, a good list for further reading, and a list of his works.
- James Baldwin: An Appreciation is an article about Baldwin and his work by John Stevenson; some good analysis here.
- Teacher Resource File on Baldwin has lots of good information, essays, and links.
For information on Leslie Marmon Silko, see the following:
- The Write Stuff has an interview with Silko; very interesting.
- Voices From the Gaps has a page on Silko, with a biography, lists of works by and about Silko, and some links to other resources.
- A Laguna Woman is an article about Silko and her work--very interesting!
For information on Jhumpa Lahiri, see the following:
- Jhumpa Lahiri is an interview with Jhumpa Lahiri which appeared in The Atlantic Monthly.
- Jhumpa Lahiri: The Quiet Laureate is an article from Time magazine about Lahiri and her work.
- Voices from the Gaps has a page on Lahiri, with a good biography, lists of works by and about her, and some good links to other resources.
For information on Rick Bass, see the following:
- BookPage Interview with Rick Bass has some good information about Bass and his work. Very interesting!
- Paradise Lost is an article by Rick Bass on why we need to preserve the Northern Forest.
- Rick Bass is an interview with Bass that appeared in The Contemporary West.
For information on Amy Bloom, see the following:
- Amy Bloom's Home Page has some brief biographical information, links to interviews, and a list of her works.
- Identity Theory has an interview with Bloom; good information here about her work.
- Mothers Who Write is an interview with Bloom about her life and her work.
For information on Sandra Cisneros, see the following:
- Sandra Cisneros is Cisneros's home page, with a brief biography, list of her works, articles on her works, and other good links.
- Modern American Poetry's page on Cisneros has a brief biography, a good article on her career, and some good links to other resources.
- Voices from the Gaps has a good page on Cisneros, with a biography and an extensive list of articles about her work.
For information on Janet Desaulniers, see the following:
- Identity Theory has a good interview with Desaulniers, in which she talks about "After Rosa Parks."
- Other Voices has an intervierw with Janet Desaulniers about her work; very interesting!
- Ploughshares has a brief article on Desaulniers, in which she talks a bit about "After Rosa Parks.
For information on Anthony Doerr, see the following:
- Anthony Doerr is Doerr's home page, with a brief biography and links to other good information about him and his work.
- BlogCritics Magazine has an interesting interview with Doerr about his work.
- Off the Page has a good interview with Doerr about his work and his novel, About Grace.
For information on Steve Yarbrough, see the following:
- Southern Literary Review has a page on Yarbrough, with a good interview about his work.
- Mississippi Writers and Musicians has a good page on Yarbrough, with a biography and a brief but good interview.
For information on Paul Auster, see the following:
- Paul Auster is a site devoted to Auster and his work, with a good biography, articles and interviews, and lots of other good information.
- California Literary Review has a good article on Auster's work; very informative.
- The Gothamist has an interview with Auster about his life in New York and his writing.
- Powell's has a great interview with Auster, about the ideas in his writing. Very interesting!
For information on Charles Frazier, see the following:
- The New York Times review of Thirteen Moons has good incformation about the ideas and themes of the novel.
- Meet the Writers is a page on the Barnes and Noble site which has a brief introduction to Frazier, with a biography and an essay by Frazier about his work.
- About.com has an interview with Frazier about Thirteen Moons; very interesting.
For information on Junot Diaz, see the following:
- Junot Diaz is Diaz's home page, with a brief biography and reviews of his novel; also a tour schedule.
- LAist has an interview with Diaz about his novel; very interesting.
- CBS News has an article about Diaz and the Pulitzer; very informative and funny.
- BookSlut has a great interview with Diaz.