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Welcome to Exploring Literature

Come explore the endless universe contained in literature using the reviews, commentary, and tools provided by Exploring Literature.

For our purposes, 'literature', includes all human expression that can be presented on paper. This includes novels, short stories, plays, poems, cartoons, song lyrics, articles, and letters.

We are always open to offers of material to help expand Exploring Literature!

Other sites such as Exploring English are available from links near the bottom of the page.

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Recent Articles:

Welcome to Exploring Literature
Come explore the endless universe contained in literature using the reviews, commentary, and tools provided by Exploring Literature.

Reference Materials
Tools for exploring literature.


History of Exploring Literature
The intention of Exploring Literature.


Moby Dick: Mystery and the Chase
An essay on Moby Dick

Guy de Maupassant and his great novels
A reader submitted article on the works of Maupassant.



Recent Reviews:

Pathways to Bliss: Mythology and Personal Transformation
Joseph Campbell was a master at taking the rich mythologies of world cultures and making them relevant for living life today.
The Lovely Bones
The Lovely Bones is an engaging and hope filled novel told from the perspective of a fourteen year-old girl after she was murdered.

Oxford Companion to English Literature
The Oxford Companion to English Literature provides short descriptions of historical and literary characters, plot summaries, brief biographies of writers, myths, and legends.
Great Thinkers of the Western World
The Major Ideas and Classic Works of More Than 100 Outstanding Western Philosophers, Physical and Social Scientists.

365 Zen: Daily Readings
I collection of sayings, teaching stories, poems, and koens to help with Zen meditation and practice.
Even Cowgirls Get The Blues
A free-spirited literary romp in the Dakota prairie grass.