Literary Resources — American

This page is part of the Literary Resources collection maintained by Jack Lynch of Rutgers – Newark. Comments and suggestions are welcome.

American Literature

See also the Ethnicities and Nationalities page.
From Penn's list.
The best set of links.
Nearly ten thousand records on early American libraries. A major source of information on library history from Princeton. O si sic omnes!
American Authors (Mitsuharu Matsuoka, Nagoya Univ., Japan)
Very extensive list of links to hundreds of Americanist sites.
American Literature (Daniel Anderson, Texas)
Hypertext editions of Crane, Faulkner, Gilman, Hansberry, Hawthorne, Hughes, Hurston, Irving, Jewett, Melville, Norris, and others.
American Literature on the Web (Akihito Ishikawa, Nagasaki College of Foreign Languages)
A usefully organized set of links to Americanist sites, with chronologies.
Extensive collection of American resources, including a superb collection of annotated links, on-line exhibits from the Museum for American Studies, many hypertext editions of American works, historical maps, the Capitol Project, virtual classrooms, and an extensive site on America in the 1930s. O si sic omnes!
Superb master index to American studies resources. O si sic omnes!
Impressive hypertext containing dozens of E-texts on imperialism in the early years of the century.
Covers, Titles, and Tables: The Formation of American Literary Canons (Kenneth W. Roemer, UTA)
Facsimiles of front matter of anthologies of early American literature from 1878 to the present, with attention to their role in shaping the canon. Well done.
Impressive site on literature and jazz, with introductions, samples of jazz fiction and poetry, and a few essays.
Godey's Lady's Book (Hope Greenberg, Univ. of Vermont)
Excerpts from the 19th-c. women's magazine.
A remarkably rich set of resources, including:
Extensive collection of information on American authors, including a timeline, bibliographies, and many, many links. Well done, and a good place to start on American literature.
"A digital library of primary sources in American social history from the antebellum period through reconstruction." A searchable database of thousands of books and articles. O si sic omnes!
A scholarly look at 19th-c. children's reading habits, with original essays and bibliographies.
Poetry and Prose of the Harlem Renaissance (Jill Diesman, Northern Kentucky Univ.)
A number of poems by Harlem Renaissance authors. (Down?)
Postmodernism is/in Fiction (Pomona)
Original essays and links on Acker, Auster, DeLillo, Garcia Marquez, Gibson, Hagedom, Morrison, Powers, Pynchon, Reed, and Rushdie. Some aren't yet available.
Research Society for American Periodicals (Ellen Gruber Garvey)
Information on the Society, its publications, and its discussion list. Includes many useful links, including sites with images or transcriptions of early American periodicals.
Scanned Originals of Early American Documents (Emory)
Low-resolution monochrome JPEGs of the Constitution, the Bill of Rights, and the Declaration of Indepdendence.
The Sixties Project (Virginia)
An extensive site on the Sixties that provides back issues of Viet Nam Generation, information on conferences, bibliographies, filmographies, course syllabi, primary documents, personal narratives, &c.
O si sic omnes! A superb collection of resources on American lit, supplementing the T-AMLIT list, including:
A remarkable collection of thousands of full-text novels. Some are fully edited and encoded in HTML; others are page images or raw OCR. It will eventually contain edited texts of every American novel from the third quarter of the nineteenth century. O si sic omnes!

Women's Literature

19th Century American Women Writers Web (UNL)
E-texts, bibliographies, and contextual materials.
African American Women Writers of the 19th Century (NYPL)
A big scholarly collection of E-texts.
Portraits of American Women Writers That Appeared in Print Before 1861 (Library Company of Phialdelphia)
Dozens of images of early American women writers.
"Online resources for teaching American women's literature using dramatizations produced by The Public Media Foundation." Includes links and RealAudio of well-produced thirty-minute performances, along with lesson plans and such. Very professionally done. Requires free registration (although they welcome donations). [Updated 28 Feb. 2005.]

Poetry

The Academy of American Poets
Hypertext biographies and bibliographies on hundreds of American poets, some with exhibits and links.
HTI American Verse Project (Michigan)
Extensive searchable database of American poetry, mostly from the nineteenth century.
Modern American Poetry (Cary Nelson, Univ. of Illinois)
A large collaborative project on modern American poetry, to accompany Nelson's Oxford anthology.

Drama

American Drama
Information on the journal, including tables of contents.

The American South

Center for Regional Studies (Southeastern Louisiana Univ.)
Information on the Center and links to other resources.
Center for the Study of Southern Culture (Ole Miss)
Information on the Center and its events.
Documenting The American South (UNC)
An important archive of documents on the South by Southerners, with searchable full texts by dozens of authors.
KYLIT (Eastern Kentucky Univ.)
A site devoted to Kentucky writers, with several dozen biographies and bibliographies.
Impressively thorough guide to 20th-c. Mississippi writers, major and minor. Includes list of works, biographical sketches, original essays, reviews, and links.
The Mississippi Writers Page (Ole Miss)
Brief biographies, portraits, and primary and secondary bibliographies for Mississippi authors.
North Carolina Writers' Network
Information on the Society, including its conferences, with links.
An annotated bibliography of more than 20,000 items on the literature of the American South. O si sic omnes!

Native American Literature and Culture

A bustling set of resources (more than 5,000 links) in many categories, along with news related to indigenous cultures around the world.
"This website 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 Beats

boHemiAn Ink
Extensive and well-designed site on dozens of "bohemian" authors.
A superb collection of information on Beat poetry, &c. by a dedicated and informed amateur.

Authors

Edward Abbey

Abbey's Web (Sweden)
Extensive and searchable site, including an introduction, biography, selected bibliography (no annotations), articles, quotations, and a mailing list.

Conrad Aiken

Conrad Aiken Study Journal
Bibliography, selected E-texts, links, and information on the journal. Busy graphics are distracting.

Louisa May Alcott

Louisa May Alcott
A fan site, with a brief biography, links, and E-texts.

Isaac Asimov

Asimov Online
Miscellaneous information on Asimov, including several lists of his thousands of publications.

Charles Bernstein

Charles Bernstein Page (Buffalo)
Biography, bibliography, essays, audio files, and E-texts.

Ambrose Bierce

Ambrose Bierce, Forked Tongue (Keele, UK)
"The story of Ambrose Bierce told in the language of his Devil's Dictionary, using hypertext language to create a fiendish translation of the life and works — and humour — of this acidic satirist and adventurer."

Elizabeth Bishop

Elizabeth Bishop (Barbara Page, Vassar)
Biography, bibliographies, information on library collections, announcements, calls for papers, and a few links.

Paul Bowles

The Authorized Paul Bowles Web Site
Biography, photographs, bibliography of works, and interviews.

Charles Brockden Brown

The Charles Brockden Brown Electronic Archive and Scholarly Edition
An ongoing edition, in print and on-line, of Brown's complete works, Includes a biography and primary and secondary bibliographies.

Pearl Buck

Pearl S. Buck (Peter Conn, Penn)
Extensive site by an authority on Buck, containing a biography, photographs, excerpts from her works, a secondary bibliography, and information on the Pearl S. Buck Foundation.

Charles Bukowski

charles bukowski: these words I write keep me from total madness (UNC)
A selective bibliography of works by and about Bukowski.
buk's page
Brief biography, list of works, and ordering information for books.

William S. Burroughs

The William S. Burroughs Files
Bibliography, links, and miscellaneous information.

Truman Capote

Truman Capote
A biography and bibliography, with links to other sites.
Truman Capote Page (Bohemian Ink)
Brief bio, filmography, and a few links.

Jim Carroll

CATHOLICBOY.COM: The Jim Carroll Website (Cassie Carter)
A general overview of Carroll and his works, including bibliographies and tour dates. Very thorough.

Raymond Carver

Raymond Carver Page (Phil Carson)
Selected bibliography and a few links.

Neal Cassady

Neal Cassady (Levi Asher, Literary Kicks)
Brief hypertext biography, interviews, and links.

Willa Cather

An impressive collection of material on Cather and her times, including reliable annotated E-texts, a biography, bibliographies, illustrations, and links. Very well done.
Willa Cather Page (Scott Newstrom, Harvard)
Biography, bibliographies, quotations, and events.

Charles Waddell Chesnutt

James Fennimore Cooper

Extensive site on Cooper's life and works. Very impressive.

Hart Crane

Hart Crane (Edward Brunner, UIUC)
Biography, critical essays, and links.

Robert Creeley

Robert Creeley Page (Andrew L. Graham, Keele Univ.)
Very, very brief introduction with some links and E-texts.

Felix Octavus Carr Darley

Felix Octavus Carr Darley (1821-88): America's First Illustrator of Note, & Victorian American's Most Famous Illustrator
Information on the illustrator of works by Dickens, Irving, Poe, Longfellow, Cooper, and others.

H.D.

H.D. (Hilda Doolittle) Home Page
Brief biography, primary and selective secondary bibliographies, and a newsletter.

Don DeLillo

The Don DeLillo Society
Information on the Society, with a bibliography and annotated links.
Thinking about DeLillo's White Noise (Philipp Schweighauser, Univ. of Basel)
Interactive pedagogy on the novel, with "tasks" and study questions.
Thinking about DeLillo's White Noise (Philipp Schweighauser, Univ. of Basel)
Interesting and sophisticated interactive pedagogy site, with a series of "tasks" and questions on the novel. Answers are sent to Schweighauser.

Emily Dickinson

An extensive and scholarly collection of Dickinson resources.

Theodore Dreiser

The International Theodore Dreiser Society (UNC Wilmington)
Information on the Society and links to a discussion group.

W. E. B. DuBois

Works by W. E. B. Du Bois (Steven Hale, DeKalb)
Links to primary texts on the Web.

Paul Laurence Dunbar

Paul Laurence Dunbar Homepage (Thomas M. Columbus)
Photographs, biography, E-texts (and audio files), and links.

Ralph Ellison

Ralph Ellison Webliography (Claude Henry Potts, UCLA)
A thorough list of mostly primary works, with a chronology and links.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Ralph Waldo Emerson
Extensive set of Emerson links.

Anita Endrezze

Anita Endrezze (Karen M. Strom, UMass)
Short biography, E-texts, paintings, and events.

William Faulkner

William Faulkner on the Web (Ole Miss)
Plot summaries, biography, information on Oxford, MS, filmography, links, and events.
The William Faulkner Society
Information on the Society, and a few links.

Rudolph Fisher

Rudolph Fisher Newsletter
Information on the Harlem Renaissance author.

F. Scott Fitzgerald

Babylon Revisited: A Long Expostulation and Explanation (Thomas A. Larson)
Full text of an M.A. thesis on Fitzgerald. Includes useful annotated bibliographies.
Extensive and impressively scholarly set of Fitzgerald resources, including biography, bibliographies, events, a chronology, quotations, and commentary.

John Ford

John Ford's Romantic Afterlife (Lisa Hopkins, Sheffield Hallam Univ.)
Brief biography and critical overview, with a bibliography of primary and secondary works.

Robert Frost

A Frost Bouquet: An Exhibition in the Tracy W. McGregor Room (Univ. of Virginia)
A highly illustrated exhibition on Frost's life and works, including facsimiles of drafts and published poems.
Frost in Cyberspace (Sarah Jackson, Stephen F. Austin State Univ.)
A good selection of Frost material, including a chronology, bibliographies, and original essays.
In Quest of Robert Frost (Katharena Eiermann)
A fan site, with many links (often unscholarly) and a selection of poems.
The Road Not Taken: Robert Frost's Lesser Known Poems (Shefali Tripathi and Anando Banerjee)
A pretty good collection of links and E-texts. A fan site, polluted by irritatingly commercial banner ads.
Robert Frost (Amherst Common)
An extensive set of links, though no original content.
The Robert Frost Web Site
A brief biography, selected poems, and bibliographies — a fairly full primary bibliography, and a very selective secondary one. A fan site.

John Gardner

John C. Gardner Appreciation Page (SUNY Genesee)
A fan site, but with useful links.

Hamlin Garland

Hamlin Garland (Keith Newlin, UNC Wilmington)
Scholarly information, including E-texts, bibliographies, and links.

Allen Ginsberg

Shadow Changes into Bone (Mongo BearWolf)
"The clearinghouse for all things Ginsberg." A big site containing all sorts of Ginsbergiana, including poems, photos, interviews, articles, parodies, reviews, and tributes.

Frank Harris

Frank Harris (1856-1931)
E-texts, biographical sketches, and links on the notorious biographer and autobiographer.

Nathaniel Hawthorne

Nathaniel Hawthorne (Eric Eldred)
E-texts, biographies, and plenty of links.
Nathaniel Hawthorne
A good collection of E-texts and information on the life.

Robert Heinlein

Heinlein Society
Information on the Society, along with some additional information, including a concordance.

Joseph Heller

Joseph Heller Page
A few links.

Ernest Hemingway

Timeless Hemingway (Josh Silverstein)
A popular introduction to Hemingway's life and works.

William Dean Howells

William Dean Howells Home Page
E-texts and links.
William Dean Howells Society (Gonzaga)
Information on the Society, with useful links.

Zora Neale Hurston

Zora Neale Hurston (Tim Gallaher, USC)
E-texts.

Laura Riding Jackson

Laura (Riding) Jackson Homepage (UNC)
Brief biography (with chronology), primary and secondary bibliographies, and links.

Henry James

The Henry James Review
Information on the Review, with full text available to subscribers through Project Muse.
The Henry James Scholar's Guide to Web Sites (R. Hathaway, New Paltz)
Thorough and informative guide to Web resources, including reviews, E-texts, links, a discussion group, and essays.

Jack Kerouac

Jack Kerouac
Hypertext biographical sketch, with contextual information.
Kerouac Speaks
"Sounds of Jack Kerouac reading (and singing) his prose."

Ring Lardner

Lardnermania
Information on Ring Lardner, including a biography, a bibliography, and a study guide for students.

Madeleine L'Engle

Madeleine L'Engle — The WWW Resource
A fan site. Like all Geocities sites, irritatingly commercial.

Philip Levine

Philip Levine Page
E-texts and a bibliography.

Jack London

A first-rate collection of information (E-texts, biography, bibliographies, images, miscellaneous documents) on London, well organized and presented. O si sic omnes!

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (Auburn)
E-texts and quotations.

Michael McClure

Michael McClure (Levi Asher, Literary Kicks)
Brief hypertext biography and bibliography.

Herman Melville

The Life and Works of Herman Melville
News, brief biographies and bibliographies, E-texts, and reviews.

Arthur Miller

The Crucible Project
Impressive, though geared mostly toward high-school students.

L. M. Montgomery

L. M. Montgomery Institute
Information on Montgomery and the Institute.

Toni Morrison

Anniina's Toni Morrison Page (Luminarium)
A good collection of information on the novels.

Vladimir Nabokov

Zembla: Vladimir Nabokov Page (PSU)
Extensive set of biographies, bibliographies, and news.

Anaïs Nin

Anaïs Nin
Attractive site containing miscellaneous information on Nin.

Dorothy Parker

Dorothy Parker Page
A small collection of Parker's poems.

Elliot Paul

Elliot Paul (1891-1958) (Arnold Goldman)
An overview, with a timeline and a primary bibliography.

Walker Percy

The Walker Percy Project (UNC-CH)
Information on the Project and extensive information on Percy.

Sylvia Plath

Sylvia Plath Links
Dozens of links.

Edgar Allan Poe

E. A. Poe Society of Baltimore
Extensive information on the Society, bibliographies, short essays, chronologies, links, and an extensive E-text library.
Edgar Allan Poe's House of Usher
A fan site.
PoeStories.com: An Exploration of Short Stories by Edgar Allan Poe (Robert Giordano)
A fairly extensive collection of information on Poe.
Extensive and thoroughly annotated guide to Poe resources on the Web, including E-texts and links to other sites.

Chaim Potok

Chaim Potok HomePage (La Sierra)
Useful bibliographies and other resources.

Thomas Pynchon

Useful starting point for Pynchon links, Web guides, a discussion group, and so on.
Lots of Thomas Pynchon Links (Susan Danewitz)
A big (but unannotated) list of links on Pynchon.
An excellent and extensive site on Pynchon's life (what little is known) and works. Coverage isn't comprehensive, but plenty of good stuff here, much of it not to be found elsewhere.
Impressive conceptual site on Pynchon's life and works.
Thomas Pynchon: Spermatikos Logos (www.rpg.net)
Biography, bibliography, essays, quotations, commentary, and links.

J. D. Salinger

J. D. Salinger Page
Very brief biographical sketch, with useful annotated links.
Salinger.org (Stephen Foskett)
Includes "a (somewhat complete) bibliography, information on Salinger's beloved (and loved) characters, opinions, anecdotes, and more."

Anne Sexton

The Anne Sexton Bibliography (Jeremiah Gilbert)
An extensive bibliography of primary and secondary works, including not only Sexton's books of poetry but also the first magazine publications of many of her poems. Very handy.
Anne Sexton Home Page (Ari Frankel)
Several poems and photographs.

Thorne Smith

Haunts and By-Paths: A Thorne Smith Tribute Page
List of works and links. Irritatingly commercial.

Gertrude Stein

Gertrude Stein, including an extensive Gertrude Stein Bibliography (Finland)
A few links and on-line texts.

John Steinbeck

John Steinbeck: The California Novels
Summaries and publication information on the novels and links.
National Steinbeck Center
Information on the Center; requires Java.
Information on the Center, with a list of Steinbeck's publications, a chronology, photographs of Steinbeck's houses.

Wallace Stevens

Hartford Friends and Enemies of Wallace Stevens (Dan Schnaidt, Wesleyan)
E-texts, audio files, photographs, and links.
Extensive information on Stevens, including selections from Filreis's books, Modernism from Right to Left and Wallace Stevens and the Actual World.

Harriet Beecher Stowe

Electronic text of the novel, nestled among very extensive and intelligent contextual material, including reviews, illustrations, historical information, and even video clips of movie adaptations. Impressive from top to bottom. O si sic omnes!

Amy Tan

Anniina's Amy Tan Page (Luminarium)
Interviews, reviews, and links.

Hunter S. Thompson

The Great Thompson Hunt — Hunter S. Thompson, King of Gonzo (Christine Othitis)
An appropriately wacky fan site, including biography, bibliographies, and pictures.

Henry David Thoreau

Thoreau Reader (Richard Lenat)
Guide to Thoreau, including a general introduction, E-texts, a brief guide to some people mentioned in Thoreau's works, and links to other Thoreau sites.
E-texts, biographies, and information on societies devoted to Thoreau and Walden Woods. A good place to start.
The Writings of Henry D. Thoreau (Northern Illinois Univ.)
Information on the definitive Thoreau Edition, along with useful information on Thoreau, including images of manuscripts and a quotation database.

Mark Twain

Ever The Twain Shall Meet
A fan site, with links and E-texts.
Miscellaneous Twain resources and links. Requires Java-compatible browser. Polluted by advertising, but otherwise impressive.

Alice Walker

Anniina's Alice Walker Page (Luminarium)
Extensive information on Walker, including biographical sketch, bibliography, interviews, E-texts, and links.

Robert Penn Warren

Robert Penn Warren
"Honoring the life and works" of Warren. Biography, bibliographies, filmographies, and links.

Edith Wharton

Edith Wharton
"An overview with biocritical sources." Chronology, bibliography, photographs, and links. Well organized, but like all Geocities sites, irritatingly commercial.
The Edith Wharton Society Home Page (Gonzaga)
Useful collection of E-texts, links, bibliographies, suggested readings, and tips on teaching. Well done.

Walt Whitman

Mickle Street Review: An Electronic Journal of Whitman and American Studies (Rutgers – Camden)
An original journal of Whitman studies.
Walt Whitman Home Page (Library of Congress)
Images from Whitman MSS, including the notebooks.
The Whitman Project (Kenneth M. Price and Ed Folsom, Virginia)
An extensive "hypermedia environment for studying the works of the nineteenth-century American poet Walt Whitman. The archive is a structured database holding digitized images of Whitman's works in their original documentary forms. Whitman's poetical manuscripts, early printed texts — including proofs and first editions — are stored in the archive, in full color when possible."

Thomas Wolfe

Thomas Wolfe Memorial
Official site on Wolfe's house, with information for visitors and a timeline-cum-bibliography.
Thomas Wolfe Web Site (Sharon S. Connelly, UNC Wilmington)
Biography, bibliography, newsletters, photos, and discussion groups.

Louis Zukofsky

Z-site: A Companion to the Work of Louis Zukofsky (Jeffrey Twitchell-Waas)
A collaborative commentary on Zukofsky's works.

This page, part of the larger collection of literary resources, is maintained by Jack Lynch.