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American Modernist Writers: Background


William Carlos Williams

William Carlos Williams

Passport photo, 1920. Public domain. Source: Wikimedia Commons

Cambridge Companions Online

Click the link below to see a complete listing of the Cambridge Companions to Literature available in their entirety through Literature Online (LION). There are many of these Companions on individual modernist writers. If you click the link off-campus, you will be asked to enter your Multipass username and password.

Wallace Stevens

Wallace Stevens


Online Reference Collections

Great Places to Start

The Gumberg Library provides access to two suites of electronic reference works geared to literature. Using both will provide your with a great amount of introductory information on your chosen literary topic.

Both of these collections of resources can be accessed off-campus, but you will have to enter your Multipass username and password word in order to use them.

Gale Literature Resource Center

This database provides information on thousands of authors and literary works. It includes biographies, reviews and news, literary criticism, and topic and work overviews.

Literature Online (LION)

Along with the full text of of 350,000 English and American works of literature, this database provides articles from 200 full-text literary journals and other key critical and reference resources.

Other Electronic Reference Sources

Click on the title of a work below to use it.

To use any of these electronic reference books off-campus, you will need to enter your Multipass username and password when you click on a title link.

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Print Reference Works