Literature from many countries
A very comprehensive link list to literature from non-English Western European countries at the WESS' Collections of Western European Literature
African-American Poetry: a small set, collected by Elke Moritz in Germany
American Literature Survey Site
American Verse Project,
a part of the University of Michigan
Humanities Text Initiative, an electronic archive of
volumes of American poetry prior to 1920.
Literatura Argentina Contemporánea
OZ Lit - a goldmine of information on Australian Literature
Brazil: Biblioteca Virtual sobre Lingua e Literatura Though they say it is "em fase inicial" there is a lot
to find: introductions on Brazilian and Portuguese literature, short biographies, all "em língua
portuguesa", and poetry by major poets, with some good translations into English and French
The Canadian Literature Archive
A good starting point to look for Chinese literature is Sources of Chinese-Language Text Files. Richard Darsie, who is a gererous contributor of poetry also presents Chinese poems
Dansk skønlitteratur, danske klassikere Danish literature of past and present
You'll find the most comprehensive guide to Dutch literature at De Nederlandse Letteren (by yours truly, yes)
Voice of the Shuttle: English Literature Page is a great and extensive introduction to English Literature. If you want to read, go to The English Server or straight to its Poetry or
You'll find more English poetry at Berkeley's Poetry Gopher
A bit out of line - not from a country, but in a separate language: Literaturo en Esperanto, both original and translated
Finnish poetry (in Finnish or Swedish): contemporary or the classic epos
Kalevala in HTML format (Do you know where to find a translation online?)
The French Collection at University of Virginia, and more at ABU
The University of Texas language pages contain a very comprehensive guide to French Literature. From France: Un peu de poésie française et quelques extraits de textes...
Jean-Pierre Rosnay's Club des Poètes is the Web counterpart of the real club in Paris. If you have seen the one, you'll want to see the other. My next holiday stop!
A collection of French poetry (in French) from Lille: Les Nyctamères. If you are interested in French surrealist authors you should see Todd Sanders' The universe (which others call the Library). He also has useful links to other information on surrealism.
This is just one French literary movement, but the pages are so nice you should visit them: Le page Oulipo
From Germany a comprehensive website on
Deutsche Literatur. Anyone with an interest in German literature should visit the Schiller-Nationalmuseum / Deutsches Literaturarchiv. The University of Alberta has an excellent link list for students of German and Germany, called a Jump Station. A very complete index to Deutsche Literatur im Internet (in German and in translations) at the Western European Specialists Section of the University of Virginia Library
Netútgáfan is a site on Icelandic literature (in Icelandic; this one is for the real polyglots!)
Guide to Israeli literature, by the Israel ministry of foreign affairs. And Hebrew Poetry
Polcok: deposit of literary texts in Hungarian
Indigenous Peoples' Literature
Irish Literature and Theatre and The Irish Poetry Page
Dipartimento di Ingegneria dell'Informazione - Univ. di Parma
Italian engineers love literature
Italian literature in HTML. An FTP site is Liber Liber: The Manuzio Project, the Italian "Gutenberg" page
A comprehensive site on early Italian poetry: Italian poetry from the origins to Dante Alighieri
A general entry point on Japanese literature: Japan Related Web Links: Literature...
...and a special one you should not miss: Japanese Text Initiative with a splendid presentation of '100 Poems by 100 Poets'.
Some nice essays on Korean Literature (in English)
A lot of information on Latin-American and Spanish literature at el Mundo Latino: Rincón literario , where you will also find useful links to other literature sites. Another useful page is the Latino Literature Home Page
More on Latin-American authors in Mundo de los Escritores, made by students who request your assistance in elaborating these pages
Nepali Literature Home Page
The New Zealand Poetry Room
You will not miss anything on Norwegian literature by going to the excellent index at
Kvasir : Kunst og kultur : Litteratur. Present day Norwegian literature is very well represented in Litteraturnettet. Both in Norwegian mainly.
Literatura Peruana. I guess this is not quite representative, but it's interesting
The Philippine Literature Home Page
Poetry and prose in Portuguese (see also under Brazil). And Portuguese poetry from Portugal, starting with an index page: Autores
Russian and East European Studies Internet Language and Literature Resources . In Russian (some transcribed): http://iaiwww.uni-muenster.de/cgi-bin/simplex/lat/lit.html
A site with Serbian literature (in Serbian), nostalgically called The Book of Home
Turkish Poetry Home Page: both in Turkish and in English translations. And here is a gopher with Turkish Books
Their embassy did this! On Contemporary Venezuelan literature
Every lover of literature is a bit of a polyglot, I guess. So I collected places where you can find
literature in different languages. However - and certainly for poetry -, I often prefer a translation along the original text. It is not always easy to find such bilingual places, so inform me please if you find one.