Literature and Literary Resources Websites
Booklist - The digital counterpart
of the American Library Association's Booklist magazine. Reviews of the latest
books and electronic media.
BookSpot - Features book reviews and news,
reading lists, and author and publisher information.
A Celebration of Women Writers
- Comprehensive listing of links to biographical and bibliographical information
about women writers, and complete published books written by women. Searchable by
time period, country, and author's last name.
Dictionary of Phrase and Fable - Bartleby.com's
publication of Brewer's classic. Includes derivation, source, or origin of common
phrases, allusions, and words.
How to Excel in an
Undergraduate Literature Course - Advice from a professor on what to expect
and how to excel in college literature courses.
The Art of the Word - Exclusive
interviews with American, Canadian and British authors by Craig M. McDonald.
Author Webliography -
A directory of author guides.
Author Yellow Pages - Searchable directory
of author sites. Also categorized alphabetically and by genre.
AuthorFind.com - Member-supported directory
of contemporary authors, contact information and books available online.
Authors On The Web - Includes news,
events, and bibliographies.
The Financial Fiction Genre
- A guide to banking and finance in fiction from the classics of Dickens, Thackeray,
and Zola to modern financial thrillers.
Law in Popular Culture
- A collection of fiction in all genres, humor, plays, comics, pulp magazines, and
films that either include a lawyer as a central character or have been authored
by a lawyer.
The Literary Gothic - Gothic and supernaturalist
literature prior to 1960.
Classic Text: Traditions and Interpretations - Historical overview of great
texts of the West, and of how they have at different times been presented to the
reader in book form.
& Religion - Bibliographical database about religious aspects and backgrounds
of English literature, from the Middle Ages to the present century, with primary
(though not exclusive) emphasis upon writers within the Anglican tradition.
- American (Lynch) Index of literary resources available on the
web, focusing on those of interest to scholars. Searchable and organized by period
in American Literature Includes images and bibliographical and
biographical information on American writers from Anne Bradstreet and Cotton Mather
to Langston Hughes and Kurt Vonnegut. The guide has links and study questions.
- A university based reference site, analyzing aspects of American literature, history
and culture. The site features a glossary of literary terms, an almanac and student
written author biography pages.
Women Writers of the 19th century biographies - Over 20 biographies of African
American women writers of the 19th century.
Biography and Biographies
- A collection of biographies describing the influential lives of famous people
in past and present times.
Biography Project - Describes the influence
of authors, artists, scientists, film makers and others on underground culture.
Links, life and works.
ACHUKA - Children's books UK. Independent
site with reviews, interviews, news and articles.
- Various resources, criticism and research including an annotated timeline of English
literature and the historical events shaping it.
African Children's Literature
- Features an introduction to African children's literature, authors, bibliography,
American Juvenile Collection
- Research bibliography of children's books published 1910-1960.
Carol Hurst's Children's Literature Site
- Includes reviews of great children's books, classroom activities, lesson plans,
and professional topics.
Archive of Performances of Greek and Roman Drama
- An Oxford project working towards the establishment of the international history
of ancient drama in performance. Provides details on the project, events, and publications,
as well as images and related links.
EServer Drama Collection - Collection of
original plays and screenplays, criticism and links to other sites concerned with
About.com: Fantasy and Science Fiction
- Includes reviews, articles, and interviews.
Aphra's Science Fiction and Fantasy
Library - Reviews, recommendations and ratings.
Biblioholica: The Archive of Fantasy
- Database of fantasy books in English, German and Japanese. [English/Japanese]
Enigma - A science fiction,
fantasy, and gaming club. Includes book reviews.
Fantasy Finder - Includes fantasy
reviews, links, top lists, a board room for discussion and debate, and a chat room.
Books for Indians and by Indians
- Various titles by Indian authors for sale.
Caferati - Collaborative blog showcasing
Indians writing in English
Chandra's Bookpage - Reviews and summaries -
in English and often in German - of books, both classical and modern (under the
subsections: Kannada literature and Indian fiction in English), from the Indian
Search engine for novels, with specific search elements, including plot, theme,
characters, and setting.
Bastulli Mystery Library - Profiles of authors
and synopses of their works, a selection of classics of the genre, author interviews,
and brief reviews.
Bibliomysteries - Information
about bibliomysteries (mysteries with book/archive/library connections).
The Academy of American Poets - Organization
presenting poems, biographies of poets, historical and thematic poetry exhibits,
events calendars, discussion forums and contest information.
Aha! Poetry - Consists of a resource for
writers and readers of poetry, emphasizing Asian and orientalizing forms such as
cinquain, ghazal, haiku, renga, sijo and tanka.
- An introduction to bad poetry, though not necessarily by bad poets, with texts
of various exemplary poems. As selected and annotated by Professor Seamus Cooney.
Science Fiction Crowsnest
- British SF and fantasy web portal. Features an internet search engine, daily news,
fiction, reviews, star interviews, comic strips and games.
SCIFI.com - Site of
the Cable TV Science Fiction Channel. Features a weekly magazine, daily news, web
directory, book reviews and bulletin board system.
Alternate Headlines -
A humorous look at possible newspaper headlines in worlds that might have happened.
Allreaders Romance Search
Engine - Allows searching by plot elements, theme, characters, and setting.
Bella Online: Romance Books
- Find weekly romance reviews, author interviews, and regular discussions with other
romance readers and writers. Check out huge links section to related sites.
BYRON Book Reference Database - Easy-to-use
database of detailed information on genre fiction with multiple searchable tracking
features, including sequels and themes. Updates available.
CataRomance - Information on current releases
and authors as well as current writing information supplied through chats, articles,
columns, forum discussions, and workshops.
Annenberg Media Exhibits: Literature
- Interactive exhibit that takes visitors on a literary journey through the classic
of the Short Story - Curriculum guide for middle and high schools, by Kathleen
Dinneen and Maryanne O'Connor, from the Yale-New Haven Teachers Institute.
Voice of the Shuttle: Literatures
(Other Than English) Page - Separate national, regional or ethnic categories
(e.g., "Irish," "Australian," "Afro-American").
Aladecuervo - Venezuelan book editorials
Babelguides - A guide to literature in English
translation. Provides a cross-referenced database of books from 12 languages, reviews
and a forum.
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