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Published by Overlook Duckworth in New York .
Written in English


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Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. [265]-278) and index.

StatementDeirdre O"Connell
Classifications
LC ClassificationsML417.B78 O36 2009
The Physical Object
Pagination288 p. :
Number of Pages288
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL24565616M
ISBN 101590201434
ISBN 109781590201435
LC Control Number2009540463
OCLC/WorldCa233549194

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