Many of these links have been tweeted in the past, but here I can tag and categorise them for future reference. I hope you find some of them interesting too. Please feel free to discuss in comments or on Twitter. Some of the links to PDFs change or disappear, so if something interests you download it quickly.
Virginia Woolf’s The Voyage Out [PDF] published in 1915, though conventional in form, carries all her later themes.
Virginia Woolf’s Mrs. Dalloway: Invisible Presences [PDF] by Molly Hoff.
Italo Calvino’s short story The Adventure of a Photographer [PDF]. This is from Calvino’s Difficult Loves collection.
Italo Calvino’s Borgesian, enchanting collection of stories Cosmicomics [PDF].
Mary Ruefle’s essay On Fear captures perfectly the distinction between feeling and emotion.
Jonathan Culler’s Literary Theory: A Very Short Introduction [PDF] is one of the best of the VSI series, and a rock-solid theory primer.
The highly recommended Companion to Philosophy and Film [PDF] embraces “both the philosophical study of cinema and the investigations of films’ philosophical dimensions, implications, and pedagogical value”. If nothing else read Kovác’s Andrei Tarkovsky (p. 581).
Friedrich Nietzsche’s The Antichrist [PDF], (the title might be better translated as The Anti-Christian), is Nietzche’s onslaught on the decadence of Western Christianity.
Anton Chekhov’s Letters to His Family and Friends (trans. Constance Garnett) [PDF]. These are beautiful.
Franco Moretti’s The Slaughterhouse of Literature [PDF].