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Kerouac language, poetics, and territory by Hassan Melehy

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Published .
Written in English


  • LITERARY CRITICISM / American / General,
  • Criticism and interpretation,
  • Language,

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Includes bibliographical references and index.

StatementHassan Melehy
LC ClassificationsPS3521.E735 Z777 2016
The Physical Object
Paginationpages cm
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL26887840M
ISBN 109781501314346
LC Control Number2015039220

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