Here are some links, all of which open in new windows, hand-picked and retitled by a former Hyde-Parker (all working as of August 2004 when they were last compiled) about the Hyde Park neighborhood of Chicago and its literature. Many famous American authors have lived in Hyde Park and many famous scenes in American literature occur in Hyde Park.

Links to info about Hyde Park & its literature

The basic stats on Hyde Park
The Jungle, 1906 novel re Hyde Park area working class
businesstravelersusa.com re Chicago and American Literature
Newberry Library of Chicago's Neighborhood Bibliography
Wikipedia Encyclopaedia entry for Hyde Park, Chicago
Wikipedia Encyclopaedia entry for "Native Son", about a Hyde Parker
Three Chicago North side communities similar to Hyde Park
U of C Magazine's list of U of C based fiction
Review of Holden's 2004 book 'Literary Chicago'
U of Chicago Maroon on Hyde Park history 1850--present
Excerpt from Farrell's 1930s novel about Hyde Parker Studs Lonigan
2004 Review of biography of 'Studs Lonegan' author Hyde Parker James T Farrel
Excerpt from Farrell's trilogy about Hyde Parker 'Studs Lonigan'
Excerpt from 'Native Son' (1940 novel about Hyde Parker) by Richard Wright
Rock star Jim Morrison was a Studs Lonigan fan
Critical views of American life such as the Studs Lonigan trilogy should taught in high schools
Columbus World City Guide tp Hyde Park & Chicago
Essential facts re Chicago & its neighborhoods
Latest books & ebooks re Hyde Park Chicago
Hyde Park's western neighbor Washington Park
Paul H Nitze remembers high school in Hyde Park
Chicago neighborhoods that are diverse like Hyde Park
Freedictionary.com encyclpaedia entry for Hyde Park Chicago
wordiq.com encyclopaedia entry for Chicago

Non-Hyde-Park American authors online for comparison purposes

Mark Twain's American Classic 'Huckleberry Finn' free online
Excerpt from Salinger's 'A Catcher in the Rye'
Excerpt from 'Grapes of Wrath' (1939) by Steinbeck
Excerpt from Vonnegut's 'Slaughterhouse Five'
@2004 David Virgil Hobbs ( vincemoon@rcn.com )