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Germanic Collections

German Literary Texts Available Online
Guides to Authors


Projekt Gutenberg
The largest collection of German literature on the Internet. Texts are organized for reading online with longer works divided into chapters. The entire database can be searched for words and phrases, but a search cannot be limited to a single work or author.
lyrikline
Collection of German-speaking poets gathered together in a sound archive. Each poet is represented by several poems, with audio recordings as well as portraits and bibliographies.
Bibliotheca Germanica
Varied collection, part of the Bibliotheca Augustana. Strongest for medieval texts, but also includes 18th and 19th century works
Sophie: A Digital Library of Early German Women's Writing
A large, ongoing project to digitize about 245 works by German-language women writing between 1740 and 1923.
19th Century German Stories 
Growing selection of short narrative works in German from the late 18th to the end of the 19th centuries, featuring verified texts from documented editions and, whenever possible, English translations.
1848 Flugschriften im Netz
Goethe-Universität Frankfurt am Main collections.
ZENO Bibliothek
World literature fulltext colections in German translations

 

Major & Collected Works of individual authors

Searchable literary texts archive
Maintained by the Department of German at the University of Leeds, it includes works by Fontane, Goethe, Stifter, and Wieland.

Resources on Thomas Mann

Kants Hauptwerke
Available though the Past Masters Collection (Stanford only)

Goethe, Schiller, and Kafka's collected works, in German (Stanford only)

Goethes Faust-English Translation of Part I and Part II, Act 1-2 

Franz Kafka Project 
The Hölderlin Home Page
Award-winning site include a searchable full-text collection of Hölderlin's poems, letters, and essays (in German), as well as translations.
Kleist-Archiv
Site includes full-text works from Heinrich von Kleist, in German.

General

Stanford Humanities Digital Information Service
Includes links to searchable full-text collections such as the Past Masters Collection (Stanford only), Goethe, Schiller, and Kafka's works, as well as German Poetry. Also available are works in British & Irish, American, French, and Spanish literature, and pre-modern texts.
The On-Line Books Page
Electronic Text Collections in Western European Literature
Internet sources for literary texts in the western European languages other than English.

 

Last modified: April 12, 2010

     
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