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tightrope walkers

Giorgio Melchiori

tightrope walkers

studies of mannerism in modern English literature.

by Giorgio Melchiori

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Published by Greenwood Press in Westport, Conn .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • English literature -- 20th century -- History and criticism.

  • Classifications
    LC ClassificationsPR473 .M4 1974
    The Physical Object
    Paginationix, 277 p.
    Number of Pages277
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL5420722M
    ISBN 100837171415
    LC Control Number73014036


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