Well-known authors and poets – B

Well-known authors and poets, a list of websites




Bacon, Sir Francis

Sir Francis Bacon Research Trust
Sir Francis Bacon. Luminarium
Sir Francis Bacon. Complete Essays.
Sir Francis Bacon, Wikipedia entry.

Baldwin, James

James Baldwin. Wikipedia
James Baldwin Photographs and Papers
Works by or about James Baldwin.
Baldwin’s American Masters page.
Audio files of speeches and interviews at UC Berkeley
Video: Baldwin debate with William F. Buckley 
The James Baldwin Collective

Ballard, J, G.

J. G. Ballard interview. Spike magazine.
J. G. Ballard: 20th Century Cronicler. Works, criticism, bibliography, news, discussion.
The Ballardian, a site dedicated to J G Ballard.
Archival material on J G Ballard.
Guardian articles on J G Ballard.
J. G. Ballard, Wikipedia entry.

Balzac, Honoré de

Balzac as a Dramatist
Honore de Balzac. A searchable collection of his novels and short stories. 
Balzac, l’homme de lettres de plomb.
Balzac Wikipedia entry.
Works by Honoré de Balzac
Balzac Society of America

Banville, John

John Banville. Contemporary Writers
John Banville, Wikipedia entry.
John Banville. An information site from The British Council.
Paris Review interview with John Banville.
The Guardian articles and reviews on John Banville’s novels.
The novels written under the name Benjamin Black.
John Banville. The New York Times Review of Books

Barnes, Julian

A Julian Barnes homepage, with interviews, bibliography, discussion, study resources.
Julian Barnes. Guardian articles, reviews and interviews.
Julian Barnes Wikipedia entry.
Julian Barnes. The British Council information site.
Julian Barnes. Random House website.
Julian Barnes. The Guardian

Barrie, J. M. Sir James Mathew Barrie

The J. M. Barrie Society
Peter Pan
Peter Pan, Wikipedia entry.
A site authorised by Great Ormond Street Hospital, edited by Andrew Birkin; it includes database of original photographs, letters, documents and audio interviews.
Peter Pan statue in Kensington Gardens.
The Peter Pan Website

Barthelme, John

Donald Barthelme, Wikipedia entry.

Basho  Matsuo Bashō

Basho. Wikipedia entry.
Matsuo Bashō (松尾芭蕉). Classical Japanese Database
Interpretations of Bashō. Haiku Poets Hut
Matsuo Basho. English translations. The Poem Hunter
Original Japanese text of Oku no Hosomichi
Matsuo Bashô: Oku no Hosomichi (Nine Translations of the opening paragraph of The Narrow Road to the Deep North)

Bataille, Georges

Georges Bataille. Wikipedia entry.
Georges Bataille Electronic Library. PDF texts by George Bataille.

Bath, John

The John Bath Information Center

Baudelaire, Charles

Charles Baudelaire. Poems by Baudelaire in English translation. The Poetry Archive
Charles Baudelaire. Liste des oeuvres de Charles Baudelaire.
Charles Baudelaire. etrouvez l’oeuvre de Charles Baudelaire, accessible en ligne ou téléchargeable au format PDF : poésie, en prose, en vers, critiques d’art, critiques littéraires.
Charles Baudelaire. The Flowers of Evil, an English translation of  Les Fleurs du Mal.
Charles Baudelaire, Wikipedia entry.

Becher Stowe, Harriet (Harriet Elisabeth Beecher)

Harriet Becher Stowe. Uncle Tom’s Cabin  and other texts.

Beckett, Samuel

UbuWeb Online audio recordings of plays and monologues by Samuel Beckett.
Samuel Beckett On-Line Resources and Links Pages. Papers, reviews, discussions, photographs.
Limit(e) Beckett, a bi-lingual publication aiming to expand critical and conceptual understandings of Beckett’s work in English and French.
YouTube videos: documentaries, as well as monologues and plays by Beckett.
The Samuel Beckett Nobel Prize Archive
The Guardian archive of articles on Samuel Beckett.
Samuel Beckett, Wikipedia entry.
Beckett on Film.
Samuel Beckett: The Complete Short Prose (MP3)
Samuel Beckett videos on YouTube. Plays, dialogues, discussion and interviews. YouTube
The Beckett International Foundation
Waiting for Godot Wikipedia entry.
Endgame Wikipedia entry.
Samuel Beckett: An annotated bibliography.
Samuel Beckett Resources and Links
The Samuel Beckett collection at The Harry Ransom Center, University of Texas.

Belloc, Hilaire

The Academy of American Poets: Hilaire Belloc. Biographical profile.
Hilaire Belloc. Brief biography, bibliography.
Hilaire Belloc. Introduction and background.
Hilaire Belloc, Wikipedia entry.
Hilaire Belloc. Project Gutenberg etexts.

Bellow, Saul

Works by Saul Bellow. The Open Library
Works about Saul Bellow in Libraries(WorldCat)
Mr. Sammler’s City, City Journal, Spring 2008
Saul Bellow Nobel Prize page with two speeches.
The Saul Bellow Society
Saul Bellow, Wikipedia entry.
The Saul Bellow section at The Guardian.
Saul Bellow. The New York Times 
Saul Bellow. Paris Review – The Art of Fiction No. 37, 

Bely (Beli), Andrey

Andrei Bely, Wikipedia entry.

Bennett, Arnold

Arnold Bennett. Wikipedia entry.
The Arnold Bennett Society

Bernières, Louis de

Louis de Bernières. Contemporary Writers
Louis de Bernières. Wikipedia entry.
Louis de Bernières website.
Louis de Bernières. Guardian Books

Betjeman, Sir John

The Sir John Betjeman Homepage
John Betjamin at The Poetry Archive
John Betjeman, Wikipedia entry.

Bierce, Ambrose

Ambrose Bierce. Biography and works. The Devil’s Dictionary and the short stories.

Bishop, Elizabeth

Poems and links to Elizabeth Bishop websites.
Elizabeth Bishop, Wikipedia entry.
Elizabeth Bishop. Poems at Modern American Poetry
Elizabeth Bishop. Poems and writings at The Poetry Archive.
Poems by Elizabeth Bishop at The Poem Hunter
Elizabeth Bishop. Bibliography, library collections, Elizabeth Bishop societies, web links.

Blake, William

The William Blake Archive. A searchable database of complete poetry and prose.
William Blake. The Poetical Works of William Blake
William Blake illustrations in art museums.
Book of Job,
America: A Prophecy
Collected Poems
Visions of the Daughters of Albion
Europe: A Prophecy
The Marriage of Heaven and Hell
Selections from the Four Zoas
Songs of Innocence
Works of art by William Blake at The Tate, London.

Blizen, Karen (Isak Dinesen)

Isak Dinesen, Wikipedia entry.
Karen Blixen Museet

Blok, Aleksandr

Alexsandr Blok
Alexander Blok. Wikipedia
Alexander Blok. The Poetry Portal, a guide to web resources.
Alexander Aleksandrovich Blok
Alexander Blok Biography
Aleksandr Blok. Russiapedia Literature, Prominent Russians

Boccacio, Giovanni

Decameron Web. Boccacio biography and etexts, with background information on Renaissance society, religion, politics.
Medieval Sourcebook: Boccaccio:  The Decameron, an Introduction.
Giovanni Boccaccio. Wikipedia entry.
Boccaccio, Giovanni. The Decameron, Volume II, Project Gutenburg.
Boccacio. The chronological archives of his complete works. Digilander
Boccacio. The works of Giovanni Boccaccio; texts, concordances and frequency lists.

Böll, Heinrich

Heinrich Boll. Nobel Prize archive for Heinrich Boll.

Borges, Jorge Luis

Borges, Jorge Luis. Jorge Luis Borges. The Life and Works of J Borges. Internetaleph, a dedicated Borges site by Martin Hadis. 
The Borgesian Cyclopaedia. A Virtual Reference to the World of Jorge Luis Borges. 
Jorge Luis Borges, Wikipedia entry.
The Friends of Jorge Luis Borges Worldwide Society & Associates
Norman Thomas di Giovanni’s website.
Guardian articles and news on Borges.

de Botton, Alain

The Alain de Botton Homepage
Alain de Botton. Complete Review
Alain de Botton. Philosophy webpages related to Alain de Botton’s TV programmes.
Alain de Botton. Contemporary Writers

Bowles, Paul

Paul Bowles. The Authorized Paul Bowles Web Site.
Paul Bowles. An online exhibition of papers by Paul Bowles.

Boyle, T. C.

The T. C. Boyle official website.
T. Coraghessan Boyle, Wikipedia entry.
New York Times reviews of books by T. C. Boyle.

Bradbury, Sir Malcolm

Malcolm Bradbury. BBC profile.
Malcolm Bradbury, Wikipedia entry.

Bradbury, Ray

Ray Bradbury Online
Ray Bradbury, the official website.
Ray Bradbury. Wikipedia entry.
Fahrenheit 451. Wikipedia

Brecht, Bertolt

International Brecht Society
The Brecht Yearbook, the annual publication of the International Brecht Society (IBS), devoted to scholarly research on Bertolt Brecht’s writings and to broader issues about the relationship between politics and culture.
Bertold Brecht, Wikipedia entry.
Brecht’s works in English: A bibliography. The University of Wisconsin
Das Bertolt Brecht Archiv

Breton, André

Andre Breton biography, bibliography, photographs.
Andre Breton, a Breton website.
Andre Breton, Wikipedia entry.
Andre Breton archives, workshop and house.
The Surrealist Manifesto

Broch, Hermann

Hermann Broch. Wikipedia entry.

Brodsky, Joseph

Joseph Brodsky, Wikipedia entry.
An interview with Joseph Brodsky. The Paris Review
Joseph Brodsky. The Nobel Prize Archive
Joseph Brodsky on YouTube.
Joseph Brodsky. The Academy of American Poets. Odysseus to Telemachus

Brontë Sisters (Emily, Charlotte and Anne)

Brontë Sisters. The Bronte Parsonage Museum, The Bronte Society.
Bronte sisters, Wikipedia entry.
BrontëBlog. A blog devoted to the lives and writings of the Brontë sisters. 
Emily Bronte
Poems by Emily Bronte. The Poetry Foundation
Jane Eyre manuscript sample at the British Library
Jane Eyre
Wuthering Heights
Works by Charlotte Brontë
Charlotte Bronte, Wikipedia entry.
Charlotte Bronte
The Brussels Brontë Group
The Brontës. A dedicated website, with many links to other Bronte websites.
Brontëana Blog
Brussels Brontë Blog
Les sœurs Brontë
Charlotte Bronte, Wikipedia entry. 

Brooke, Rupert

Rupert Brooke, Wikipedia entry.
Poems by Rupert Brooke. The Poetry Archive
The Collected Poems of Rupert Brooke. Bartleby
The Rupert Brooke Society

Brooks, Gwendolyn

Gwendolyn Brooks. poems and background information. Poets.org
Gwendolyn Brooks. Wikipedia

Gwendolyn Brooks. Poetry Archive.org
Gwendolyn Brooks Online Resources. Library of Congress

Browning, Elizabeth Barrett

Poems by Elizabeth Barrett Browning, web links.
Elizabeth Barrett Browning, Wikipedia entry.
Elizabeth Barrett Browning. Sonnets from the Portuguese
Elizabeth Barrett Browning. Victorian Web.

Browning, Robert

Selected poems by Robert Browning.
Robert Browning. Selected poems. Poetry Exhibits
Robert Browning. Articles and criticism on the web. Literary History
Robert Browning, Wikipedia entry.
The Browning Society

Buchan, John

The Thirty-Nine Steps
John Buchan. Wikipedia
The John Buchan Society (UK)
Works by John Buchan, Project Gutenberg

Buck, Pearl

Pearl Buck. Nobel Prize Archive

Bulgakov, Mikhail

Mikhail Bulgakov’s  Master and Margarita. Themes, commentary, biography.
Mikhail Bulgakov, Wikipedia entry.
Bulgakov’s Master and Margarita, in English.
Bulgakov.ru (Russian Bulgakov site)
Mikhail Bulgakov (German, English, Russian)
Bulgakov Project (Russian)

Bulosan, Carlos

Carlos Bulosan. Wikipedia entry.
The Carlos Bulosan Theatre

Bunyan, John

John Bunyan. The Pilgrim’s Progress
John Bunyan. The John Bunyan Archive
John Bunyan, Wikipedia entry.

Burgess, Anthony

The International Anthony Burgess Foundation. An extensive library and archive of books, manuscripts, correspondence, audio, video and and photographs relating to Anthony Burgess and his work. 
Antony Burgess reads from A Clockwork Orange (audio).
Anthony Burgess Research Centre, University of Angers, France.
Anthony Burgess interviews and documentaries. YouTube
Anthony Burgess, Wikipedia entry.
Anthony Burgess. New York Times archives of Burgess articles, reviews and interviews.
Anthony Burgess videos: interviews, discussion and documentaries on YouTube.

Burnett, Frances Hodgson

Frances Hodgson Burnett Wikipedia entry.
Frances Hodgson Burnett. Biography and online works.
The Secret Garden. Etext, Virginia University.
Frances Hodgson Burnett Wikipedia entry.

Burns, Robert

Robert Burns Official Homepage
Robert Burns etexts from Project Gutenberg.
The Robert Burns Birthplace Museum, Alloway, Ashire.
Robert Burns, Wikipedia entry.
Robert Burns. Scottish Poetry Library
Robert Burns. Poems at The Poem Hunter

Burroughs, William

William Burroughs. Reality Studio. org
William Burroughs, Wikipedia entry.
RealityStudio.org, a Burroughs discussion site.
William Burroughs, a French website.
InterZone.org, a William Burroughs website.

Burton, Robert

Robert Burton, Wikipedia entry.
Robert Burton. l’Astrologie. Extraits de son Anatomiede la Mélancolie)
The Anatomy of Melancholy. Project Gutenberg etext.

Byatt, A. S.

A.S. Byatt. Guardian profile.
A S Byatt Homepage

Byron, George Gordon (Lord Byron)

Lord Byron’s Poetical Works, Volume 1 by Baron George Gordon Byron Byron. Project Gutenberg
Lord Byron, Wikipedia entry.
Project Gutenberg, Byron etexts.
The Byron Study Centre and Archive, University of Nottingham.
A biography of Lord Byron from English History Net.
George Lord Byron. Biography and works.
The Oxford Byron Society
The Byron Society
Images: Portraits of the poet, his family, and friends. English History.net
Portrait of Lord Byron by Richard Westall, 1813. The National Portrait Gallery, London.
The International Byron Society: information on Byron, events, and societies along with select secondary material.
La Societe Française des Études Byroniennes: The French branch of the International Byron Society.
Don Juan
The Messolunghi Byron Society
Crede Byron: a website exploring several aspects of Byron, and his childhood home of Newstead Abbey.