Category Archives: Literature

Three Percent

Three Percent http://www.rochester.edu/College/translation/threepercent/ Launched in the summer of 2007, the Three Percent website is designed to be a “destination for readers, editors, and translators interested in finding out about modern and contemporary international literature.” The “three percent” in question refers … Continue reading

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Web Resources for Literary Criticism

Ipl2: Literary Criticism http://www.ipl.org/div/litcrit/guide.html Discriminating between the proverbial “wheat” and “chaff” on the Internet presents a number of challenges, and when it comes to discussion about online literary criticism, it’s even more difficult. This helpful guide to the best of … Continue reading

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Tip For Using Lit Resource Center

Here’s some helpful information for using Literature Resource Center.  This database includes access to Gale’s Literary Index which is a master index to the major literature products published by Gale. It combines and cross-references over 165,000 author names, including pseudonyms … Continue reading

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Robert Louis Stevenson

Image via Wikipedia The RLS website is the most comprehensive website dedicated to Robert Louis Stevenson.  The site is freely available and makes Stevenson texts and information about his life and works available worldwide.

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I Know Poe

Image via Wikipedia I Know Poe http://www.iknowpoe.com/ Do you know Poe? Edgar Allen, that is. The Library of Virginia and The Poe Museum do, and they are inviting visitors to learn more about the man, the myth, the legend here … Continue reading

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Shakespeare Searched

Shakespeare Searched is a search engine from Clusty that provides quick access to Shakespeare’s plays and sonnets.  Search by topic, work, or character.

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Folger Shakespeare Library

Folger Shakespeare Library http://folger.edu/index.cfm The Folger Shakespeare Library opened in 1932 as a gift to the United States from Henry Clay Folger and his wife Emily Jordan Folger. Located in Washington, DC, the Library continues to be administered by a … Continue reading

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Novels impact behavior

Are some books better for society than others?  Researchers say that Victorian novels enforce societal norms and contribute to the propagation of altruism and fairness in society.  Read more in The Guardian.

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Know the world through fiction

A report from Manchester University and the London School of Economics claims that fictional stories can provide as much or more educational value as factual academic information.  Fictional works like novels and poems that have real world issues, events, or information woven … Continue reading

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