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Published by Twayne Publishers in New York .
Written in English


  • MacLeish, Archibald, 1892- -- Criticism and interpretation

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Includes bibliographies.

SeriesTwayne"s United States authors series, TUSAS 93
LC ClassificationsPS3525.A27 Z65 1966
The Physical Object
Pagination189 p.
Number of Pages189
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL5951348M
LC Control Number65024246

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