American, Asian, Southeast Asian literature available online

Links for reading and research in world literature.

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American Literature

Gerald Vizenor: Site constructed with the assistance and active collaboration of the poet, Gerald Vizenor. Includes biography links, bibliography, and works online.

The Poems of John Rollin Ridge: A reproduction of the 1868 publication plus fugitive poems and notes, edited by James W. Parins and Jeff Ward.

Layli Long Soldier: Biography and poem “Whereas” on the Poetry Foundation website.

Jane Johnston Schoolcraft: Site designed to accompany The Sound the Stars Make Rushing Through the Sky: The Writings of Jane Johnston Schoolcraft, edited by Robert Dale Parker.

Suji Kwock Kim: a contemporary Korean-American poet.

Occidental Writers in Asia

Joan Grigsby (1891-1937) Part Two: an occidental poet in Korea revealed through Brother Anthony’s extensive web resources.

Becoming Wu De: A Conversation with the founder of Global Tea Hut: interview relating the background of author Aaron Fisher, who lives in Taiwan and has written several books on tea and spirituality.

World Literature

Postcolonial Theory and Literature – Second Wave: Postcolonial – African, Africa, Studies, and Women: Summary of postcolonial studies by country/region.

Folklore and Mythology Electronic Texts: Edited and/or translated by D.L. Ashliman. Exhaustive compendium of fairy tales from around the world organized by common themes.

Korean Literature

Azalea: Journal of Korean Literature & Culture, Volume 1, 2007: Available online at Project Muse.

The home page of Brother Anthony of Taize: Enormous collection of ancient and modern English-translated Korean literature, much translated by Brother Anthony.

The Cloud Dream of the Nine: a novel by Kim Man-jung: Written in or after 1689, about the times of the Tangs of China around 840 A.D., translated by James S. Gale, 1922.

Korean Folk Tales: Imps, Ghosts and Fairies: Collection of Korean fairy tales translated from the Korean of Im Bang and Yi Ryuk by James S. Gale, 1913.

Korean Poetry in Translation: Resources from Harvard University.

Lesson Plan: Sijo in the Classroom: Teaching Korean sijo poetry in a comparative literature classroom.

Korean Literature: Overview of Korean Literature.

Korean Studies: Links to Korean literature online.

The Sejong Cultural Society writing page: Korean short stories and sijo poetry; encourages young American writers to explore Korean culture.

LTI Korea: Literature Translation Institute of Korea; has e-zines available for download, as well as resources about currently published Korean books and translation grants.

Vietnamese Literature

Homepage of Nguyen Phan Que Mai: Author of The Secret of Hoa Zen, contemporary Vietnamese poetry.

A Tale of Three Translations in Vietnamese Poetry: Examining three different translations of a poem by Hồ Xuân Hương, feminist Vietnamese poet (1772–1822).

Burmese Literature

Burmese Literature: Poems, legends and short stories from the Center for Southeast Asian Studies at Northern Illinois University.

Win Pe Mya Zin: contemporary Burmese writer’s Facebook page; will need a Facebook account to read his poetry.

Sadaik: blog about literature of Myanmar and its translation by author Lucas Stewart.

Modern Burmese Literature: article in The Atlantic by U On Pe relating information about Burmese literature from ancient times up to the present.

Burma (Myanmar): from Poetry International Rotterdam. Contemporary Burmese poets, poetry and articles about Burmese literature.

Japanese Literature

Gendai Haiku: site about contemporary Japanese haiku poets and poetry.