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Site focuses on 20th century contemporary literature and author resources available online.
E-texts and free study guides on the Internet, written entirely by Harvard students and teachers. Includes plot summaries and discussion forums.
Dictionary of Phrase and Fable
Bartleby.com's publication of Brewer's classic. Includes derivation, source, or origin of common phrases, allusions, and words.
E-mail lists and conferences relating to books, reading, and literature.
How to Excel in an Undergraduate Literature Course
Advice from a professor on what to expect and how to excel in college literature courses.
A collection of imaginary authors and titles mentioned within real books.
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.
Reading list for university study, with synopses, background and selected texts for works covered.
The Independent Literature Institute
A non-profit co-operative for self-publishing authors and independent publishers.
An Animated History of Books
Starts with the cavemen, then moves all the way to the present and projections for the future.
Electronic Literature Directory
A comprehensive database of listings for electronic works, their authors, and their publishers. The descriptive entries cover poetry, fiction, drama, and nonfiction that makes significant use of electronic techniques.
A Collection of Classics
Lets users explore the meaning of a "classic," introduces users to the authors who have written classics, gets users on the path to making their own classics.
The Electronic Labyrinth
Both utilizes and focuses upon the medium of hypertext as it relates to literature and its concrete manifestations--from palimpsests to mechanically printed books to CD-ROMs -- throughout history to the present, with speculation on the future.