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Published by Lawrence & Wishart in London .
Written in English


  • Benjamin, Walter, -- 1892-1940 -- Criticism and interpretation.

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Edition Notes

Statement[Irving Wohlfarth ... [et al.]].
ContributionsWohlfarth, Irving.
LC ClassificationsPT2603.E455 Z563 1993
The Physical Object
Paginationviii, 188 p. :
Number of Pages188
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL20837606M
ISBN 100853157618

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