Recommended Links

All these sites provide excellent, free material (except the last two, marked as Amazon links)

Beowulf

The Old English text and a literal translation -
www.heorot.dk/beo-intro-rede.html

Old English dictionaries -
www.lexilogos.com/english/english_old.htm


Catullus Life and Works

Catullus Translations -
www.negenborn.net/catullus/


Cavalcanti Life and Works

Italian texts of Guido Cavalcanti’s poems -
www.liberliber.it/mediateca/libri/c/cavalcanti/rime/html/rime_01.htm


Chateaubriand Life and Works

The complete French text (with supplementary material) of the Mémoires d’Outre-Tombe -
www.bacdefrancais.net/mem_outre.php

The French text of René -
athena.unige.ch/athena/chateaubriand/chateaubriand-rene.html

The French text of Atala -
athena.unige.ch/athena/chateaubriand/chateaubriand-atala.html

The French text of Les Aventures Du Dernier Abencerage -
athena.unige.ch/athena/chateaubriand/chateaubriand-aventures-du-dernier-abencerage.html

The French text of Voyage en Italie -
fr.wikisource.org/wiki/Voyage_en_Italie_%28Chateaubriand%29


Chaucer Life and Works

The Online Medieval and Classical Library Middle English text of Troilus and Criseyde -
omacl.org/Troilus/


Chinese Life and Culture

English translations of Tang Dynasty poetry by Hei Fengcong/Lengmen Daoshi/R. Earle Harris -
tangshi.tuxfamily.org/

Chinese text of Han Shan's poems -

https://ctext.org/wiki.pl?if=gb&chapter=604097


Chrétien de Troyes

Source texts for his Arthurian Romances (except Perceval) -
en.wikisource.org/wiki/Author:Chr%C3%A9tien_de_Troyes

Source text for Perceval (PDF download) -
txm.ish-lyon.cnrs.fr/bfm/pdf/PercevalKu.pdf


Dante Life and Works

Great Dante (Italian and Latin source texts here) -
www.greatdante.net/

Dante Online -
www.danteonline.it/english/opere_indice.htm


Elizabethan Poetry

Luminarium -
www.luminarium.org/lumina.htm

Matthew G Scarsbrook’s interesting Marlowe Site -
www.matthewgscarsbrook.com-a.googlepages.com/christophermarlowe


French Literature and Source Text Links

Classic poetry, the French texts -
poesie.webnet.fr/lesgrandsclassiques/Author

Du Bellay - Les Antiquités de Rome -
abu.cnam.fr/cgi-bin/donner_html?antiquites1

Du Bellay - Les Regrets-
fr.wikisource.org/wiki/Les_Regrets_%28du_Bellay%29

D'Orléans - Ballades et Rondeaux -
www.gutenberg.org/files/14343/14343-h/14343-h.htm

Baudelaire -Le Peintre de la vie moderne -
https://fr.wikisource.org/wiki/Le_Peintre_de_la_vie_moderne


Gawain

The Middle English text of Sir Gawain and the Green Knight -
www.yorku.ca/inpar/sggk_replica.pdf


Goethe

The German text of Faust from Project Gutenberg -

Part I -
www.gutenberg.org/etext/2229

Part II -
www.gutenberg.org/etext/2230

The German text of Goethe’s works -
www.zeno.org/Literatur/M/Goethe,+Johann+Wolfgang


Gottfried von Strassburg

The German text of Gottried's unfinished Tristan - a PDF download from Google Books

Volumes 1&2

The fragments of Thomas of England's Tristan

Thomas Fragments


Latin Source Texts

The Latin Library -
www.thelatinlibrary.com/

Rome Literature -
blogs.dalton.org/rome/

Carmina Burana - The original text from Bibliotheca Augustana -
www.hs-augsburg.de/~harsch/Chronologia/Lspost13/CarminaBurana/bur_car0.html


Leopardi

Source text of the Canti -
www.classicitaliani.it/index016.htm


Ovid His Life and Works

Larry Avis Brown -
larryavisbrown.homestead.com/

The Ovid Collection at U. of Virginia -
etext.virginia.edu/latin/ovid/


Petrarch His Life and Works

Peter Sadlon -
petrarch.petersadlon.com/petrarch.html

Texts in Italian including the Canzoniere -
www.classicitaliani.it/index180.htm


Quasimodo

A selection of poems by Salvatore Quasimodo, Italian text -
www.poesie.reportonline.it/poesie-di-salvatore-quasimodo/index.html

Quasimodo and others, Italian text -
www.incontroallapoesia.it/poesie%20salvatore_quasimodo.htm


Rilke

The German texts of his works -
www.dichterseiten.de/gedichte--Rilke--c.html

The German texts of his works including Letters to a Young Poet (under Briefe: Letters) -

http://www.rilke.de/


Russian Literature on the Net

The Poets, texts in Russian -
http://az.lib.ru/

e.g. Pushkin's works - http://az.lib.ru/p/pushkin_a_s/

Tsvetaeva's works - http://lib.ru/POEZIQ/CWETAEWA/  (not an obvious link)

Various great works in translation -
jrusk.tripod.com/russian/russian.html

The Silver Age -
sites.ualberta.ca/~lmalcolm/poetry/index.html

Pushkin’s Eugene Onegin -
www.rvb.ru/pushkin/01text/04onegin/01onegin/0836.htm


The Seafarer: Old English Text

www.usask.ca/english/seafarer/TOC.htm


Spanish Poetry

Spanish texts of various poets including Hernández, Neruda and Machado -
www.poesia-inter.net/index.htm

Spanish texts of various periods -
www.sonferrer.com/

A wealth of Spanish texts, including Rafael Alberti (indexed under R) -
www.poetaspoemas.com/

Poetry texts from various Spanish-speaking countries -
www.los-poetas.com/

A varied anthology of Spanish poetry -
spanishpoems.blogspot.co.uk/

Garcia Lorca’s Complete Works in Spanish -
federicogarcialorca.net

Pablo Neruda’s Life and Works -
www.neruda.uchile.cl/


Troubadour Poetry: Occitan language source texts

Leonardo Malcovati’s Troubadour site: many Occitan texts and some English translations -
www.trobar.org/troubadours/

The Trovatori site at Rialto: many Occitan texts and some Italian translations-
www.rialto.unina.it/BdT.htm

The invaluable Occitan Lexicon: a short Occitan/French dictionary -
lengadoc.chez.com/lexic_medieval.htm


The Wanderer: Old English Text

people.ucalgary.ca/~mmcgilli/OEReader/Wanfram.htm


Translations and e-Books

A major library of quality translations - Brian Cole’s Brindin Press -
www.brindin.com/main.htm

Athelstane E-texts - Nick Hodson’s fascinating e-text creation site -
www.athelstane.co.uk/index.htm

Tim Chilcott’s fine translation site, including Rimbaud, Lao-Tze, Basho, Racine and the Gospels -
www.tclt.org.uk/

James Huddleston’s translation of Homer’s Odyssey-
homer.library.northwestern.edu/

Free books online at U. of Adelaide -

ebooks.adelaide.edu.au/

The Online Books Page - John Mark Ockerbloom at U. Penn. -
digital.library.upenn.edu/books/

Project Gutenberg - Michael Hart’s Free Text Library -
www.gutenberg.org/wiki/Main_Page

World Public Library -
worldlibrary.net/

Free e-Books for your PDA -
www.manybooks.net/

Eldritch Press - Eric Eldritch’s Free Archive -
eldritchpress.org/

The Internet Public Library (now closed) -
www.ipl.org/

No Fear Shakespeare: Shakespeare’s plays ‘translated’ into modern idiom -
nfs.sparknotes.com/


Poetry Sites

The Poetry Foundation - Literary journalism, everything poetic, online archive -
www.poetryfoundation.org/

International Poetry - Point Editions
www.point-editions.com/

Paul Hurt’s Linkage Site - including Poetry and Criticism
www.linkagenet.com/index.htm

George Theodoridis' Poetry
On Amazon

Jim Levy's Poetry and other works
On Amazon


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