Literature: Postmodern American Short Story
These sites provide information about postmodernism and its influences in literature including short stories. Learn about the postmodern view and its attributes. There is also information on postmodern American short story authors.
Postmodern, Postmodernism, Postmodernity
This page provides background information about the differences among the ideas of postmodernity, postmodern, and postmodernism.
The American Literacy Movement Timeline
Read a brief overview of postmodernism and learn about some of major postmodernist American writers. Use the pulldown menus to navigate to other periods of American literature.
Donald Barthelme Biography
Learn about the life and career achievements of Donald Barthelme. Includes commentary and a criticism of his works. NOTE: There are ads and links to external websites.
Read some writing examples by Donald Barthelme.
Learn about the life and career of Alice Walker, an African American novelist, short-story writer, poet, essayist, and activist. Includes a short description of selected writing pieces.
Learn about the Canadian-born American writer who won the Nodel Prize in Literature in 1976 and the National Medal of Arts in 1988. Use the right menu to navigate the site. Includes a link to author study questions.
PBS: Truman Capote
Learn about the life of Truman Capote, a famous classic author. His well-know literary classics include "Breakfast at Tiffany's" and "In Cold Blood".
Read a biography and see a career path of this popular German-American postmodern writer.
This is an official website of the author. There are biography, video interview, his work, awards, and more. Note: This site has a link to discussion forums and links to external websites.