Contemporary women in life and literature
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Contemporary women in life and literature lecture essays from the 1979 women"s conference

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Published by [Depot. of English, University of Copenhagen in Copenhagen .
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  • Women in literature,
  • Women -- Social conditions

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Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references.

Statementedited by Anne R. Clauss.
SeriesAnglica et Americana -- 13
ContributionsClauss, Anne R.
LC ClassificationsPN56.5W64 C6
The Physical Object
Pagination122 p. --
Number of Pages122
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL19544948M
ISBN 108750335928

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