Crimes, Sins, and Monstrosities
Evil in Literature

Reference - perspectives on evil and human wickedness
Killers of the 20th Century
Famous Outlaws from various places and times
Evil Examined - attempts by thinkers to come to terms with the reality of evil
Evil at Wikipedia
Les génocides dans l'histoire - sources for genocide studies


Perspectives on Evil and Human Wickedness


Il Male. Esercizi di pittura crudele - From illness to torture, from madness to death, from sin to martyrs, from sadism to delinquents. (This site in Italian has a gallery of images)

Douglas Gordon: 24 Hour Psycho - Gordon excerpts and/or alters film sequences, often radically slowing down cinematic time to explore psychological states, personality and memory.

Evil Females in Children's Books - Evil stepmothers, wicked witches, Medusa, Baba Yaga, hags and harpies are all powerful images of treacherous females.


Nature of Evil - Audio recording of NPR's Talk of the Nation program discussing evil nature. Includes comments of Gitta Sereny, author of Cries Unheard: Why Children Kill; Elaine Pagels, professor of religion at Princeton University and Robert Coles, professor of social ethics at Harvard University, on whether acts of evil represent an aberration among humans or are simply part of human nature.

The Triumph of Evil - Official Web site of PBS's Frontline documentary, focusing on the 1994 genocide in the African nation of Rwanda. Includes a chronology of events, background documents, and interviews with key figures in the U.S. response to the killings.

Philosophers, Theologians, and Thinkers

Hannah Arendt

Arendt's Judgment
Eichmann, the Banality of Evil, and Thinking in Arendt's Thought
Evil: The Crime against Humanity
On Arendt's Eichmann in Jerusalem
On Monsters and Myths
The Normality of Evil
The Original New York Times Review of Eichmann ... (.pdf)
Trial and Error - Arendt, Eichmann, and Saddam Hussein (requires free registration)

Bernard Gert

Gert at Open Encyclopedia
Gert at Wikipedia

Paul Ricoeur

Ricoeur at Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy
Ricoeur at
Ricoeur at The Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy
Ricoeur at Wikipedia.comp


An Atheological Argument from Evil Natural Laws
Definition of Evil and Related Terms
How Evil Is Everyday Evil?
Satan: How Christians Demonize Their Enemies
Theodicy: An Overview


Paul Auster

The Definitive Paul Auster Website
Stillman's Maze

Don DeLillo

Don DeLillo's America
The DeLillo Society
The New York Times 's Featured Author (requires free registration)

E. L. Doctorow

Meet the Authors: Doctorow
Writers on Writing: Doctorow
The New York Times 's Featured Author (requires free registration)
"The Prophet" - The New York Review of Books
Drawing of Doctorow by David Levinep

Kurt Vonnegut

Welcome to the Monkey House
The Vonnegut Web
Meet the Authors: Vonnegut
Writers on Writing: Vonnegut
So It Goes: The Work of Kurt Vonnegut (requires free registration)