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last frontier, self-destruction in contemporary American fiction a study of literary techniques by Brian Miles Crossley

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Written in English


  • American fiction -- 20th century -- History and criticism.,
  • Suicide in literature.

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Statementby Brian Miles Crossley.
Series[Ph. D. theses / State University of New York at Binghamton -- no. 549], Ph. D. theses (State University of New York at Binghamton) -- no. 549.
The Physical Object
Paginationxvi, 371 leaves ;
Number of Pages371
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL21912582M

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