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 -'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. - 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.

The 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.

English Literature & 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.

Literary Resources - American (Lynch)  Index of literary resources available on the web, focusing on those of interest to scholars. Searchable and organized by period and topic.

PAL: Perspectives 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.

All American - 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.

African American 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.

Ancient Paths - 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, and links.

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 theatre. 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 subcontinent.

AllReaders - 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.

Bad Poetry - 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.    - 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 short story.

Elements 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 and news.

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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