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American Literature; Famous North American Authors and Poets

A List of Top Websites

Major American writers and poets:   See also: general Author Index

American Literature Websites:
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Angelou, Maya

Maya Angelou official website.

Ashbery, John

Ashbery, John. John Ashbery online poems. EPC
John Ashbery. Modern American Poetry
John Ashbery. Introduction and background.
John Ashberry, Wikipedia entry.
John Ashbery. The Ashbery Resource Center
John Ashbery. Academy of American Poets

Auster, Paul

Auster, Paul. A Paul Auster website.
Paul Auster interview from Worldguide.
Paul Auster article, The Guardian, UK.
Paul Auster Wikipedia entry.


Baldwin, James

James Baldwin. Wikipedia entry.
James Baldwin's American Masters page. PBS.

Barth, John

Bath, John. John Barth Information Center
John Barth. Scriptorium
John Barth. Wikipedia entry.

Bathelme, Donald

Barthelme, Donald. Donald Barthelme. Wikipedia
Donald Bathelme.  A dozen Barthelme stories, reprinted by permission, including biographical information and web links. Jessamyn's Barthelme Page
Donald Bathelme. The Scriptorium
A Donald Barthelme Collection

Bellow, Saul

Bellow, Saul. Saul Bellow, Nobel Prize Archive
Saul Bellow. The Saul Bellow Society
Saul Bellow, Wikipedia entry.

Bishop, Elizabeth

Bishop, Elizabeth. Elizabeth Bishop. Poems and links to Elizabeth Bishop websites. Academy of American Poets
Elizabeth Bishop Wikipedia entry.

Bowles, Paul

Bowles, Paul. The Authorized Paul Bowles Web Site

Bukowski, Charles

Bukowski, Charles. Charles Bukowski. Links to Bukowski websites, essays, photos, Charles Bukowski works online.
Charles Bukowski Wikipedia entry.
Charles Bukowski., a comprehensive resource.
Poems by Charles Bukowski and biography.
Bukowski at Boston University

Burroughs, William

Burroughs, William. William Burroughs. RealityStudio fan site with texts, community, scholarship and criticism.
William S. Burroughs Internet Database
William S. Burroughs. Internet Movie Database
William Burroughs multimedia directory.
William Burroughs, Wikipedia entry.


Capote, Truman

Truman Capote, a dedicated website.
Truman Capote. Wikipedia entry.

Carver, Raymond

Carver, Raymond. Raymond Carver
Raymond Carver. Background information.
Raymond Carver, Wikipedia entry.
Raymond Carver. Guardian Unlimited Books
Raymond Carver, a website. Carversite

Chandler, Raymond

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

Chapman, John Jay. John Jay Chapman. Emerson and Other Essays by John Jay Chapman. Project Gutenberg etext.

Cooper, James Fenimore

Coper, James Fenimore. James Fenimore Cooper etexts. The Last of the Mohicans, The Prairie
Cooper's Indians
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

Crane, Hart

Crane. Hart. Hart Crane. Wikipedia entry. Hart Crane. A Hart Crane webpage.

Creeley, Robert

Creeley, Robert. Robert Creeley Homepage. Online poems, biography, information, audio, writings.
Robert Creeley poems at
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.

Cummings, E. E.  E E Cummings. Poems and links to Cummings websites


Danielewski, Mark

Danielewski, Mark. Mark Danielewski.  House of Leaves. House of Leaves homepage.
Mark Danielewski  Guardian Unlimited  interview.
Mark Danielewski interview from  Bold Type, Random House.

Dickinson, Emily

Works by Emily Dickinson at Project Gutenberg
Emily Dickinson. Wikipedia entry.
Works by or about Emily Dickinson in libraries (WorldCat catalog)
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

Doty, Mark

Doty, Mark. Mark Doty, contemporary poet. Academy of American Poets


Eliot, T. S.

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
T. S. Eliot Society Home Page
T. S. Eliot Hypertext Project
Nobel prize
The Composition of The Waste Land

Ellison, Ralph

Ralph Ellison, Wikipedia entry.
Ralph Ellison Paris Review interview.

Emerson, Ralph Waldo

Emerson, Ralph Waldo. Internet guide to the workds 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

Faulkner, William

Faulkner, William. William Faulkner on the Web. Places, biography, Oxford Mississippi, library commentaries, plot synopses,'what's new.'
Faulkner discussion deck from Jolly Roger.
Center for Faulkner Studies, Southeast Missouri State University
The Faulkner Journal
The William Faulkner Collections (Special Collections at University of Virginia Library)
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

Fitzgerald, F. Scott.  Scott Fitzgerald Centenary Home Page
Scott Fitzgerald, Wikipedia entry.
Scott Fitzgerald, etexts from Project Gutenberg.
F. Scott Fitzgerald Papers, Princeton University.
Annotated Bibliography

Frost, Robert

Frost, Robert. Robert Frost. Editions, early editions in English. An exhibition.
The poetry of Robert Frost. Etexts.
The Robert Frost Web Site

Gaimon, Neil

Neil Gaiman. The Neil Gaimon website.
Neil Gaiman. Wikipedia entry.
Neil Gaiman's Journal
Neil Gaiman (neilhimself) on Twitter

Grisham, John

Grisham, John. John Grisham. The John Grisham Archive
John Grisham. Wikipedia entry.
John Grisham official site.

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