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Published by University of Illinois Press .
Written in English


  • Drama,
  • Literary Criticism / Drama,
  • Literature - Classics / Criticism,
  • 20th century,
  • History and criticism,
  • Mythology in literature

Book details:

The Physical Object
Number of Pages360
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL10228044M
ISBN 100252784006
ISBN 109780252784002



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