American literature; famous American authors and poets. A website reference list
See also the general Author Index
John Ashbery online poems. EPC
John Ashbery. Modern American Poetry
John Ashbery. The Poetry Foundation
Poems, translations, articles, readings.
John Ashbery, Wikipedia entry.
John Ashbery. Academy of American Poets
Donald Barthelme. Wikipedia
Donald Bathelme. A dozen Barthelme stories, reprinted by permission, including biographical information and web links.
Jessamyn’s Barthelme Page
A Donald Barthelme Collection
William Burroughs. RealityStudio fan site with texts, community, scholarship and criticism.
William S. Burroughs. Internet Movie Database
William Burroughs multimedia directory.
William Burroughs, Wikipedia entry.
The Raymond Chandler website
Raymond Chandler. Internet Movie Database
Raymond Chandler’s Los Angeles. Excerpts from the book by Elizabeth Ward and Alain Silver.
Raymond Chandler’s LA: In A Lonely Place tour from L.A.
Raymond Chandler. Thrilling Detective
Raymond Chandler, Wikipedia entry.
Chapman, John Jay
Cooper, James Fenimore
James Fenimore Cooper etexts. The Last of the Mohicans, The Prairie
James Fenimore Cooper, Wikipedia entry.
Works by or about James Fenimore Cooper at Internet Archive. Scanned illustrated books.
James Fenimore Cooper. Online texts at Project Gutenberg.
James Fenimore Cooper in libraries (WorldCat catalog)
James Fenimore Cooper Society Homepage
Robert Creeley Homepage. Online poems, biography, information, audio, writings.
Robert Creeley poems at PoetryFoundation.org.
Works by or about Robert Creeley in libraries (WorldCat catalog)
Creeley Author-Homepage @ SUNY-Buffalo’s Electronic Poetry Center
Kerouac Alley: Robert Creeley. Selected poems, a multimedia & internet directory, live feeds, and other resources.
Read Creeley interview. The Paris Review
Robert Creeley Wikipedia entry.
Cummings, E. E.
Works by Emily Dickinson at Project Gutenberg
Emily Dickinson. Wikipedia entry.
Works by or about Emily Dickinson in libraries.
Dickinson Electronic Archives
Emily Dickinson Lexicon
Emily Dickinson at Modern American Poetry
Emily Dickinson International Society
Emily Dickinson Museum
Emily Dickinson. Complete poems on a searchable database. Bartleby
Eliot, T. S.
T S Eliot. Academy of American Poets
T. S .Eliot. Exploring The Waste Land. Part of the site uses a framed presentation of the poem with hyperlinked notes, definitions, translations, cross references, texts of works alluded to, commentary, and questions to the reader.
T S Eliot, Wikipedia entry.
Works by T. S. Eliot. Project Gutenberg
What the Thunder Said: T. S. Eliot
T. S. Eliot. Etexts at Bartleby.com
T. S. Eliot Society Home Page
T. S. Eliot Hypertext Project
The Composition of The Waste Land
Emerson, Ralph Waldo
Internet guide to the works and life of Ralph Waldo Emerson.
Ralph Waldo Emerson. The Works of Ralph Waldo Emerson. Poems and essays.
Ralph Waldo Emerson texts. Emerson Central
Ralph Waldo Emerson. Wikipedia entry.
Ralph Waldo Emerson. The Academy of American Poets
William Faulkner on the Web. Places, biography, Oxford Mississippi, library commentaries, plot synopses,’what’s new.’
The Faulkner Journal
William Faulkner. The Mississippi Writers Page
The Faulkner Journal
The Paris Review Interview (1956)
Nobel Prize in Literature Acceptance Speech (text and audio)
William Faulkner, Wikipedia entry.
A Rose for Emily
Fitzgerald, F. Scott
Hawthorne, Nathaniel. Nathaniel Hawthorne, Wikipedia entry.
Nathaniel Hawthorne (1804-1864). Nathaniel Hawthorne: links to texts, bibliographies, study questions, information.
Nathaniel Hawthorne. Biography and Works
Nathaniel Hawthorne. The Scarlet Letter. Wikipedia entry.
The Scarlet Letter, by Nathaniel Hawthorne. Etext.
Ernest Hemingway Resource Centre
Ernest Hemingway. Timeless Hemingway. An award-winning web site devoted to Ernest Hemingway showcasing unique educational material: a free Hemingway quote finder service, the largest Hemingway FAQ available on the Web, a messageboard, and chat opportunities with Hemingway’s nephew, John E. Sanford.
Ernest Hemingway, Wikipedia entry.
Ernest Hemingway, home and museum, Key West, Florida.
Hemingway-Pfieffer Museum and Educational Center.
A Clean, Well-Lighted Place
The Old Man and the Sea
The Sun Also Rises
A Farewell to Arms
For Whom the Bell Tolls
Jack Kerouac. Dharma Beat, a Jack Kerouac newszine.
Jack Kerouac, Wikipedia entry.
Kerouac.com. A Beat Generation website.
Jack Kerouac. Literary Kicks
A hypertext annotated literary biography of Kerouac, with a selection of links to further Kerouac-related resources.
Jack Kerouac News. The New York Times
Commentary and archival information about Jack Kerouac from The New York Times.
Jack Kerouac Papers. Columbia University
Poems by Stanley Kunitz, with an introduction. Poets.org
Poems and an introduction from The Poetry Foundation.
A video of Stanley Kunitz from PBS.
The Stanley Kunitz Papers at Princeton University
“Pulitzer-Winning Poet Stanley Kunitz Dies”
Washington Post. 16 May 2006.
Stanley Kunitz, The Art of Poetry No. 29″
The Paris Review
Stanley Kunitz “Three Small Parables for My Poet Friends”
The Oxford University Press blog.
Herman Melville homepage.
Herman Melville E-Texts
Herman Melville, Wikipedia entry.
Herman Melville. Moby Dick A searchable etext.
Herman Melville’s Arrowhead
New Bedford Whaling Museum
The Confidence Man: His Masquerade ed. Scott Atkins with critical introduction, historical contexts, and new footnotes.
Billy Budd: Foretopman ed. David Padilla with extensive linked footnotes and glossary of terms.
The Life and Works of Herman Melville
The Melville Society
Works by Herman Melville at Project Gutenberg
Works by or about Herman Melville in libraries (WorldCat catalog).
Arthur Miller. Biography, notes, pictures, webpage links.
Arthur Miller, Wikipedia entry.
Arthur Miller. A summary of Miller’s life from the Public Broadcasting show.
Arthur Miller. Biography of, plus links to all of his works currently in print.
Arthur Miller Centre for American
The Arthur Miller Society
Henry Miller Library. Web pages, texts, resources.
Henry Miller, Wikipedia entry.
Henry Miller A Personal Collection
Henry Miller collection at University of Victoria, Special Collections
Works by or about Henry Miller in libraries (WorldCat catalog)
An Interview with Henry Miller
The Paris Review interview.
Henry Miller Memorial Library
Oates, Joyce Carol
Poe, Edgar Allan
Edgar Allan Poe. Biography and Work
Edgar Allan Poe: The Raven
Edgar Allan Poe. Wikipedia entry.
Edgar Allan Poe. The Poe Decoder
Edgar Allan Poe. Poems and prose. Academy of American Poets
Edgar Allan Poe Museum
Edgar Allen Poe Society in Baltimore
Ezra Pound, Academy of American Poets
Ezra Pound. Poems by Ezra Pound.
Poems by Ezra Pound.
Ezra Pound, Wikipedia entry.
Ezra Pound and Fenollosa, Beinecke Manuscript Collection.
Eztra Pound. Bibliography, links to Pound webpages.
The Ezra Pound Society
Thomas Pynchon, Wikipedia entry.
Pynchon Wiki. A literary Wiki exploring the novels of Thomas Pynchon, with annotated entries.
Thomas Pynchon at 80 – eight reasons to celebrate his birthday
How Thomas Pynchon’s novels can change your life – The Telegraph
Thomas Pynchon, a website with reader’s guides, news and information.
Riding, Laura. Laura (Riding) Jackson
Snodgrass, W. H.
Gertrude Stein Online, Gertrude Stein resources, Gertrude Stein website links, biographical information.
The World of Gertrude Stein, an extensive biography site.
Works by Gertrude Stein, Project Gutenburg.
Works by or about Gertrude Stein in libraries (
John Steinbeck. Wikipedia entry.
John Steinbeck Collection, 1902-1979
Wells Fargo John Steinbeck Collection, 1870-1981
National Steinbeck Center in Salinas, CA
The Martha Heasley Cox Center for Steinbeck Studies, San José State University
Bibliography. A searchable database of secondary Steinbeck materials
John Steinbeck. C-Span American Writers Series
The John Steinbeck Collection (papers and manuscripts) at the Harry Ransom Center, The University of Texas at Austin.
Nobel Laureate page for John Steinbeck.
Thoreau, Henry David
Twain, Mark (Samuel Langhorne Clemens)
Mark Twain in his Times, from The University of Virginia. Pictures, texts, biography.
Mark Twain, Wikipedia entry.
Mark Twain Project Online
Works by Mark Twain
at Project Gutenberg.
Works by or about Mark Twain
in libraries (
Mark Twain texts free to read on a cell phone.
Mark Twain Quotes
Mark Twain Quotes, Newspaper Collections and Related Resources
My Platonic Sweetheart
Punch, Brothers, Punch!
LION author page for John Updike, includes full bibliography, biography, references and access to more than 1000 pieces of Updike criticism.
New York Times: John Updike Life & Times
Updike archive from the New York Times.
Charlie Rose archive. Video interviews.
Times Literary Supplement Archive
Contemporary Literary Criticism: John Updike Criticism
The Gore Vidal Index. Writings by and about Gore Vidal.
Gore Vidal. Wikipedia entry.
Gore Vidal. American Masters. PBS
The Gore Vidal Index. Writings by and about Gore Vidal.
Gore Vidal Now, the official Gore Vidal webpage.
Gore Vidal’s essays, from TruthDig.
Gore Vidal Pages
Gore Vidal. New York Times
Gore Vidal Paris Review interview.
Wallace, David Foster
David Foster Wallace. Wikipedia entry.
David Foster Wallace, a website.
David Foster Wallace news, bibliography, mailing list, message boards.
David Foster Wallace’s struggle to surpass Infinite Jest. The New Yorker
David Foster Wallace. The New York Times
David Foster Wallace. LA Times