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Published by Columbia University Press in New York .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • Queneau, Raymond, -- 1903-1976

Book details:

Edition Notes

Bibliography: p. 47-48.

Statement[Translated from the French by June Guicharnaud]
SeriesColumbia essays on modern writers -- no. 14.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsPQ2633.U43 Z684
The Physical Object
Pagination48 p.
Number of Pages48
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL17759015M

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