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LispWorks Papers

Common Lisp - Myths & Legends

An overview of why programmers use Lisp

Common Lisp Language Overview

An overview of the technical features of Lisp

External Publications and Books

Pascal Costanza's Highly Opinionated Guide to Lisp

A nice online introduction to Lisp, with many links to other resources.

Paul Graham's ANSI Common Lisp

A highly readable introduction to Lisp. The first two chapters, enough to get you started writing programs, are online. The book is available to buy.

Peter Seibel's Practical Common Lisp

Recommended for beginners and experienced programmers alike. A direct approach with plenty of modern examples. Available as a book or online.

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