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Literary theories

a case study in critical performance

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Published by New York University Press in New York .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Jefferies, Richard, 1848-1887,
  • Literature -- History and criticism -- Theory, etc

  • Edition Notes

    Statementedited by Julian Wolfreys and William Baker.
    ContributionsWolfreys, Julian, 1958-, Baker, William, 1944-, Jefferies, Richard, 1848-1887.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsPR4822.S66 L58 1996
    The Physical Object
    Paginationxi, 259 p. ;
    Number of Pages259
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL972103M
    ISBN 100814712940, 0814712932
    LC Control Number96008941


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