Recommended resources for research in Italian language, literature and culture.
Last Updated: May 29, 2014
- Classici italiani
Collection of almost 500 full-text Italian classics divided by period and author. Several projects also present critical works such as biographies, bibliographies, and introductions to the works of the most important Italian writers.
- Dartmouth Dante project
Searchable database of Dante's Divina Commedia and numerous commentaries written about it (between 1321 and 2003).
- Decameron Web
Virtual encyclopedia of the Decamerone, plus the Corbaccio and the Elegia di Madonna Fiammetta, that includes the text in its established critical edition (Branca), sources, translations, annotations, commentaries, and bibliographies.
- Italian Dialect Poetry
This website is dedicated to the great tradition of Italian Dialect Poetry, which is presently undergoing a huge revival. It includes several poems from all the regions and dialects of Italy.
- Libretti d'opera italiani
Site dedicated to Italian libretti d'opera. It is searchable by the author of the text, the author of the musical score, by title of the work or by century.
- Italian Women Writers (IWW)
Extensive corpus of literature written by Italian women authors. Produced by the University of Chicago Library, IWW includes authors from the 13th century to authors born in 1945.
- Liber Liber (Progetto Manuzio)
Among all, the most extensive full-text e-library for Italian literature (out of copyright). It is also accessible by visually impaired people.
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