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Academy of American Poets - Website of the Academy of American Poets. Hundreds of essays and interviews about poetry, biographies of more than 500 poets, over 1700 poems, and audio clips of one hundred and fifty poems read by their authors or other poets assembled by the Academy. Find local and national poetry events and resources on the National Poetry Map and calendar. Either browse or search; by author, title, theme, movement, and keyword.
American Verse Project - The American Verse Project: an electronic archive of volumes of American poetry prior to 1920. Most of the archive is made up of 19th century poetry, although a few 18th century and early 20th century texts are included. Full-text searchable, and includes indexes by title and author.
ARTFL Project - Project for American and French Research on the Treasury of the French Language. Fully searchable texts of nearly 2,000 French classic works, ranging from the 17th to the 20th centuries.
BookReporter.com - Book Report Network provides book reviews and other features, author profiles and interviews, excerpts of new releases, literary games and contests, other features and links to additional sites.
The Cambridge History of English and American Literature - The complete, unabridged 18-vol. work published 1907-21 with topics that range from poetry, fiction, drama and essays to history, theology and political writing. Covers a broad range of writing on humorists, publicists, orators, newspaper columnists, religious leaders, economists, Native Americans, song writers, and even some non-English writers. Full-text searchable, and includes indexes by chapter, bibliography, and chapter author.
Dictionary of Symbolism - Guide to the significance and meaning of many literary symbols, prepared by the University of Michigan. This symbolism dictionary endeavors to provide some possible cultural significance of various symbols, and suggest ways in which those symbols may have been used in context. A searchable index of all entries is available, as well as an alphabetical listing of all entries.
FreeBooknotes - A comprehensive guide to free book notes, book summaries, literature notes, and study guides for over 1600 books, plays, and poems. On each individual study guide page, there are links to all the book summaries, book notes, and analysis for that book. Searchable by author and title.
Glossary of Literary Terms - A list of defined terminology used in literary analysis -- see also A handbook of Rhetorical Devices
Harvard Classics & Shelf of Fiction - Full- text versions of the most comprehensive and well-researched anthology of all time comprises both the 50-volume “5-foot shelf of books” and the the 20-volume Shelf of Fiction. Together they cover every major literary figure, philosopher, religion, folklore and historical subject through the twentieth century.
Literary Resources on the Net - An extensive collection of links to sites on the Internet dealing especially with English and American literature useful to academics. Covers from Classical/Biblical times to the 21st century.
Literary Criticism - The IPL (Internet Public Library) Literary Criticism Collection contains critical and biographical websites about authors and their works that can be browsed by author, by title, or by nationality and literary period.
Modern American Poets - Links to material provided by Modern American Poetry on over 160 American poets, including examples of the poets’ poems, biographical material, excerpted essays on selected poems, the poet’s bibliography, and additional links.
Native American Authors - Maintained by the Internet Public Library, this site provides information on Native North American authors with bibliographies of their published works, biographical information, and links to online resources including interviews, online texts and tribal websites. The website primarily contains information on contemporary Native American authors, although some historical authors are represented. The site may be browsed by author, title, or tribe.
Norton Poets Online - Dedicated to the poets published by W. W. Norton, it provides brief biographic sketches, multimedia presentations of poets reading their work, bibliographic information on the Norton published works, information on poets’ appearances, and additional links.
Poetry Portal - Poetry Portal is a directory of worldwide poetry online, covering ‘ezines’, poetry sites, audio poetry, literary appreciation, criticism and reviews, poetry courses, workshops, conferences, book news, literary chit-chat and trade news, plus sources to improve your writing and get it published. Extensive links to competitions, ezines and poetry online.
Storytellers - StoryTellers: Native American Authors Online aims to make the writing of modern Native Americans, especially poets, more visible and available. The site contains information on Native American poets and novelists. Links are provided to tributes to Native American writers, writer's organizations, and bookstores specializing in Native American authors.
Voice of the Shuttle - Web Page for Humanities Research - Over 70 pages of links to humanities and humanities-related resources on the Internet. Its mission is to provide a structured and briefly annotated guide to online humanities resources. VoS emphasizes both primary and secondary (or theoretical) resources. Sponsored by the University of California, Santa Barbara.
Handbook of Rhetorical Devices - Updates the Glossary of Literary Terms. Includes a self test for understanding of terms.
Librivox - Free audio books. Get short stories online and down load them to an mp3 player.
International Children's Digital Library - ICDL's goal is to build a collection of books that represents outstanding historical and contemporary books from throughout the world.
Connie Martinson Talks Books - Interviews with famous authors. Recommended Choice 3/2009.
Modern Language Association - Homepage of MLA, this site provides links on MLA Citation style, the MLA language map showing the locations and numbers of the languages spoken in the U.S., and information on the Modern Language Association.
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