An Introduction to Twentieth-Century Czech Fiction

Comedies of Defiance by Robert Porter

Publisher: Sussex Academic Pr

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  • Literary studies: general,
  • Novels, other prose & writers: from c 1900 -,
  • Czech,
  • Literary Criticism,
  • Europe,
  • European - General
The Physical Object
Number of Pages240
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Open LibraryOL8764632M
ISBN 101902210816
ISBN 109781902210810

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