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public burning

Robert Coover

public burning

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Published by Allen Lane in London .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Fiction in English.

  • Edition Notes

    Originally published: New York : Viking Press, 1977.

    Statement(by) Robert Coover.
    The Physical Object
    Paginationx,534p. ;
    Number of Pages534
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL15165381M
    ISBN 100713911239


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