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The crisis in criticism theory, literature, and reform in English studies by William E. Cain

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Published by Johns Hopkins University Press in Baltimore .
Written in English



  • United States


  • Criticism -- United States -- History -- 20th century.,
  • English literature -- History and criticism -- Theory, etc.

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Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references and index.

StatementWilliam E. Cain.
LC ClassificationsPN99.U5 C35 1984
The Physical Object
Paginationxx, 307 p. ;
Number of Pages307
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL3181737M
ISBN 100801831911
LC Control Number83024400

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