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Published by Vintage Books in New York, NY .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Fiction -- History and criticism

  • Edition Notes

    StatementWilliam H. Gass
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsPN3353"G36"1972
    The Physical Object
    Paginationxiii, 288 p.
    Number of Pages288
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL19845527M
    ISBN 100394717716


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