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Lost Titles, Forgotten Rhymes: How to Find a Novel, Short Story, or Poem Without Knowing its Title or Author

What if you wanted to locate Robert Burton's masterful 17th century opus, The Anatomy of Melancholy? But wait: You can't remember his name or the name of the book. That's where you should know to click on over to this delightful and helpful reference guide created by Peter Armenti, Digital Reference Specialist at the Library of Congress. The intent of this guide is to "help readers identify a...
First Person Arts - The First Person Museum

The First Person Museum is part of the First Person Arts organization in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and its goal is to "transform the drama of real life into memoir and documentary art." The First Person Museum exhibit, which debuted a physical gallery of "meaningful stories behind objects", gives people a place to display their objects and the stories that go with them. The online gallery of...
Children and War

Established in 2000, and based in Bergen, Norway, the Children and War group is "dedicated to improve children's lives after wars and disasters." Their homepage has the latest news and results of the group's efforts, and visitors who have relationships with children will find advice on what to tell them about the tsunami and earthquake in Japan. The "Stories" link on the far left-hand side of...
Selected Shorts

Since 1985, Symphony Space, a performing arts organization in New York City, has hosted Selected Shorts, an hour-long series of readings of short stories. These stories, which include works by classic writers as well as contemporary ones, are read by a variety of professional actors. Performances are then recorded and broadcasted by Public Radio International. Most episodes feature 3-4 stories...
The New Yorker Fiction Podcast

Each month, The New Yorker invites an author to select a short story from the magazine's extensive archive to read aloud for the Fiction Podcast. Fiction editor Deborah Treisman then conducts brief and illuminating interviews with each guest author to accompany these readings, allowing each guest a chance to explain their choice and discuss themes, characters, and literary devices employed in...