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Today in Literature

With stories about Oscar Wilde and his mother, tales of Elmore Leonard, and P.G. Wodehouse, the Today In Literature Web site will be of great interest and delight to literary aficionados everywhere. From the main page, visitors can read the story of the day, which relates an interesting tale or event of literary import from the historical past. Visitors can also read about stories that recently...
PEN American Center

Founded in 1922, the PEN American Center works "to advance literature, to defend free expression, and to foster international literary fellowship". To support these ideals, the organization sponsors a number of public literary programs and forums on topical issues, administers a number of well-known literary prizes, and also offers loans and grants to writers facing financial or medical...
Electronic Literature Organization

Astute readers of the Scout Report may find themselves asking: "What is electronic literature?" Well, as defined by the Electronic Literature Organization (ELO) the term refers to "works with important literary aspects that take advantage of the capabilities and contexts provided by the stand-alone or networked computer." The ELO was started in 1999, and since that time the organization has worked...
The Best of the Humanities on the Web

Working together, the National Endowment for the Humanities and the MCI Foundation have created this website in order to bring together some of the best online humanities resources from the world’s great museums, libraries, and universities. Even a cursory glance would indicate that they have done a splendid job, and this site warrants several visits in order to take full advantage of these...
Project Gutenberg

Back in 1971, Michael Hart was given an operator's account with $100 million of computer time in it, courtesy of the operators of the Xerox Sigma V mainframe at the Materials Research Lab at the University of Illinois. He decided to give something back by creating electronic versions of different important documents, such as the Declaration of Independence. Thus, Project Gutenberg was born, and...
Three Percent

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 to the fact that only 3% of all books published in the United States are works in translation. The site includes translations and reviews by students...