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Published by Twayne Publishers, Maxwell Macmillan Canada, Maxwell Macmillan International in New York, Toronto, New York .
Written in English


  • Terkel, Studs, 1912- -- Literary art

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Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. 171-174) and index.

StatementJames T. Baker.
SeriesTwayne"s United States authors series ;, TUSAS 609
LC ClassificationsPN1990.72.T4 B34 1992
The Physical Object
Paginationxiv, 180 p. :
Number of Pages180
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL1702839M
ISBN 100805776389
LC Control Number92003856

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