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The human body in contemporary literatures in English

The human body in contemporary literatures in English

cultural and political implications

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Published by Peter Lang in Frankfurt am Main .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Human body in literature -- Congresses,
  • English literature -- 20th century -- History and criticism -- Congresses

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references.

    StatementSabine Coelsch-Foisner, Marta Fernández Morales (eds.) ; assistant editor, Sarah Herbe.
    GenreCongresses
    SeriesSalzburg studies in English literature and culture -- v. 5, Salzburg studies in English literature and culture -- v. 5.
    ContributionsCoelsch-Foisner, Sabine., Fernández Morales, Marta.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsPN56.B62 H86 2009
    The Physical Object
    Pagination200 p. ;
    Number of Pages200
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL23996590M
    ISBN 109783631572696
    LC Control Number2009464879

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