Jean Genet: a study of his novels and plays
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Published by Stein and Day in New York .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • Genet, Jean, 1910- -- Criticism and interpretation.

Book details:

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographies.

Statementby Philip Thody.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsPQ2613.E53 Z886 1969
The Physical Object
Pagination261 p.
Number of Pages261
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL5686021M
LC Control Number69017942

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