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View Resource RARA-AVIS

RARA-AVIS is for the discussion of hardboiled fiction, in and out of the mystery genre. Possible topics for discussion include: just what is hardboiled fiction?; how does it relate to film noir and/or the pulps?; who's better, Raymond Chandler or Dashiell Hammett?; who are the best modern practitioners? do they in fact exist?; are there any truly hardboiled women writers?; and, how does the genre...

https://www.miskatonic.org/rara-avis/
View Resource Atlantic Unbound: American Graffiti: "Strange Pollen: Dr. Thompson and the Spirit of the Age" and "Writing on the Wall: A Multimedia Interview with Hunter S. Thompson"

_The Atlantic Monthly's_ Unbound web site contains a special feature devoted to "Gonzo" journalist Hunter S. Thompson. This site contains two parts: Writing on the Wall, a multimedia interview with the journalist conducted by Matthew Hahn; and Sven Birkirts' (author of The Gutenberg Elegies: The Fate of Reading in an Electronic Age) essay entitled Strange Pollen: Dr. Hunter Thompson and the Spirit...

http://www.theatlantic.com/past/docs/unbound/graffiti/hst.ht...
View Resource Abbey's Web

The cactus-spined font which serves as the title for this web site aptly suits the prickly American author to whom it is dedicated. Writing about nature and the American West that he loved and cherished, Edward Abbey's prose gave voice to the sublime or cantankerous subject. The best-known works of this "twentieth-century polemicist and desert anarchist" include Desert Solitaire and The Monkey...

http://www.abbeyweb.net/abbey.html
View Resource Isaac Asimov Home Page

This site is dedicated to Isaac Asimov, who wrote over 500 books in his lifetime. The site features essays and reviews of Asimov's work (particularly, but not exclusively, of his work in science fiction); annotated catalogs, guides, and bibliographies for works by and about Asimov; and links to related sites, including publishers and periodicals with archival materials by the author. Since Asimov...

http://www.asimovonline.com/asimov_home_page.html
View Resource The Edith Wharton Society

The Edith Wharton Society has created a Website to promote the study and discussion of the life and work of this major American novelist and short story writer. Wharton (1862-1937) -- author of Ethan Frome (1911) and the Pulitzer Prize-winning The Age of Innocence (1920), among many other titles -- is highly regarded as a writer of keen insight and polished prose who deftly exposed the social...

http://public.wsu.edu/~campbelld/wharton/confarchive.htm
View Resource MP3Lit.com

Created as a vehicle for writers and publishers to distribute their recorded work directly to the public, this site allows visitors to sample a wide variety of writers's works, as read by themselves. These selections are organized into a number of channels: Fiction, Non-Fiction, Biography, Poetry, Self-Help, and Loudmouth (reader-submitted recordings). Most of the sections are quite deep, with the...

https://www.salon.com/topic/audio/
View Resource Dot City: Dorothy Parker's New York

Dedicated to that bon vivant of the New York 1920s literary set, the Dorothy Parker's New York is sponsored by the Dorothy Parker Society of New York. The site is essentially a visual history of Ms. Parkers life in New York during the period and her time as a member of the legendary Algonquin Round Table. Visitors are taken to her different homes, literary hangouts (where she hobnobbed with fellow...

http://www.dorothyparker.com/
View Resource Henry James Scholar's Guide to Web Sites

Maintained and created by Richard Hathaway, an educator at the State University of New York at New Paltz, this site is a compendium of links and writings by and about the American writer Henry James. The site begins with a collection of electronic texts of James' works. Some of the more recent additions include short stories that James wrote specifically for The Atlantic Monthly during the 1860s....

http://www2.newpaltz.edu/~hathaway/
View Resource The Paul Bowles Web Site

Composer, distinguished author and translator, and man of belles letters, Paul Bowles passed away in 1999 in Morocco, which was for many years was his primary place of residence. Bowles best-known work is probably his novel The Sheltering Sky, though he also translated Sartre's "Huis Clos" (upon which he bestowed the title "No Exit") and was an accomplished composer of music for the theatre....

http://www.paulbowles.org/
View Resource The Greenwich Village Bookshop Door: A Portal to Bohemia, 1920-1925

Starting in the early 1920, writers and other literary types who stopped by Frank Shay's bookshop in Greenwich Village began autographing one of the doors in his store. Eventually 242 different artists and others signed the door, and it eventually found its way to the Harry Ransom Center at The University of Texas at Austin. The door is a fascinating document "that defined this slice of Bohemia...

http://norman.hrc.utexas.edu/bookshopdoor/#1
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