Literature resources, literary genres

Literature resources on the web, literary genres; a comprehensive guide

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Ancient ballads *

Ancient ballads, songs and poems of the English peasantry.
Project Gutenberg


The Bodleian Library Ballad Collection
View facsimiles of printed ballads.

Ancient ballads, songs and poems of the English peasantry.
Project Gutenberg

Wikipedia entry on the ballad form.

Ancient literature

Ancient literature
See also: Classical Literature 

Antique books

Antique Book Resources Online
From Antiqbook

Aphorisms

Aphorisms Galore: 
aphorisms, quotes and sayings of famous people. Categorized under subject and author.

Articles

Articles from Google Scholar
Search specifically for scholarly literature, including peer-reviewed papers, theses, books, preprints, abstracts and technical reports from all broad areas of research.

Artists’ Books 

Assonance in poetry *

Assonance
A definition.

Assonance, Wikipedia entry.

Examples of assonance.

Assonance

Awards/Literary awards, prizes, fellowships

Awards

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Ballads *

The Bodleian Library Ballad Collection:
view facsimiles of printed ballads..

Ancient ballads, songs and poems of the English peasantry.
Project Gutenberg

Wikipedia entry on the ballad form.

Bible resources, Bibles online *

See also: Religious Literature

English Bible Versions, a link directory.
Collections of Texts Online

Scripture, Theology and Christianity at Answers.com
Answers to questions on scriptural detail for children.

Gutenberg Bible. Gutenberg Digital, The Göttenberg/Gutenberg Bible, Germany. 
View by chapter and page. All 1282 pages of both volumes. Johann Gutenberg:  His Life.

Biographies *

See also: Authors Index

Biographies of classic fiction writers. 
Bluepete.com

Litweb, 
where you can find over 500 author biographies of some of the most important writers in history. You can also view selected bibliographies, and the winners, past and present, of the top literary prizes since they began.

Biographies. 
More than 328 author biographies and bibliographies. Biblio.com

Blogs/Literary Blogs 

Book fairs *

Book fairs,
an international web directory from The Library of Congress, US.

Book Expo America, Los Angeles.

Frankfurt Book Fair, Germany.

Leipzig Book Fair

London Book Fair

Salon du Livre, Paris.

Turin International Book Fair, Italy.
Fiera Internazionale del Libro

Books on Demand (BOD)

See also: Publishers

iuniverse
Internet, BOD publishers.

XLibris
Book-on-demand publishers (BOD)


Book arts

See: Artists’ Books

Typography on the web
Typefaces, history of typography, typesetting.

Censorship *

Censorship. Project Censored
Media censorship stories, censorship accounts.

Censorship. Banned book and censorship resources. 
Media issues, art, literature, humanities, libraries, censorship associations.

Free Speech
A page of useful links to free speech organizations and web pages.

Wikipedia entry on censorship

Children’s literature

See: Children’s Literature

Children’s Cyber Library
Fairrosa Library of Children’s Literature.

Classical, Ancient Literature

Classical Literature. Text archives, websites

Competitions

Literary Awards

Competitions.
Literary competitions, a directory from The Open Directory Project.

Contemporary English / American literature

See: American Literature  English Literature

Richmond Review. What’s New
Contemporary writing on the net.

Country: literature categorized under Country

Country, period, author, language directory. 

Courtly love *

Courtly love and Machaut.

Background to Romance. 
Courtly love in Medieval literature.

Wikipedia entry on courtly love.

Creative writing schools

See: Writing Schools

Creative writing web links.
The British Council

Training and Workshops, a list of websites.
ODP

Writing schools FAQs, help and tutorials. 
Open Directory Project

Crime fiction, detective fiction. mystery fiction

See: Crime Fiction

Agatha Christie

British Crime Fiction

Chandler, Raymond. Raymond Chandler website.

Chase, James Hadley. James Hadley Chase

Classic Crime Fiction,
a resource for collectors & readers alike.

Wikipedia entry on crime fiction.

Criticism

Criticism, literary critics, literary theory

Culture Vulture
Choices for the cognoscenti. Art & architecture, dance, destinations, film, television, theater, archives. Up-to-date reviews and overviews of the latest books, music and film and theater performances.