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Published by University of Michigan Press in Ann Arbor .
Written in English


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Statementedited and with an introduction by Nicholas Delbanco.
ContributionsDelbanco, Nicholas.
LC ClassificationsPN137 .W74 2000
The Physical Object
Pagination138 p. ;
Number of Pages138
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL6781293M
ISBN 100472097172, 0472067176
LC Control Number00028647

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