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Dada Texts  See also: Surrealism

Information on individual Dadaists.
From The University of Iowa.
Dead Sea Scrolls
The Ancient Library of Qumran and Modern Scholarship 

Detective fiction, mystery fiction

See also: Crime Fiction
Detective Novels - An Overview

Suite 101 Detective Fiction

The Thrilling Detective
An e-magazine for detective story fans. Private eye stories, reviews.

Classic Crime Fiction Website

Most Honored Mystery Books

Detective fiction, Wikipedia entries.


American dialects.

Dialects and Accent Resources

Diaries/Online diaries, literary diaries, journals

See also: Literary Blogs

American Civil War Women
Diaries, papers, letters.

American immigrants, diaries of the 1800s along the Western Trails.
A comprehensive starting-point for both writers and readers of online journals and on-line diaries.

Dictionaries Literature dictionaries

See also: Literature Dictionaries and Encyclopedias

Oxford English Dictionary
The new online version.

English-French Online Dictionary

The Free
Dictionary (with contextual examples), Thesaurus, a Literature Reference Library and Search Engine.

French-English Dictionary/ English-French Dictionary.

French-English/English-French Dictionary
Chicago University. The Artful Project


The Literary Encyclopedia and Literary Dictionary
The aim of The Literary Encyclopedia and Literary Dictionary is to provide profiles of the lives and works of literary authors whose works are valued in the English language, and other prominent figures such as philosophers and musicians whose lives and works are of interest to the literary reader. The site is written and owned by a global network of scholars and researchers (currently some 670 and rising steadily), all specialists who really know and indeed love their material.
Dime Novels and Penny Dreadfuls
An online collection from Stanford University.


Ebooks, electronic publishing
See: Ebooks

Epic poetry

Essays, essayists

See also: Essays


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