The deconstruction of literature criticism after Auschwitz by David H. Hirsch

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Published by Brown University Press, University Press of New England in [Providence, R.I.], Hanover, NH .

Written in English

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  • Deconstruction.,
  • Criticism.,
  • Literature -- History and criticism.

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. [269]-302) and index.

Book details

StatementDavid H. Hirsch.
LC ClassificationsPN98.D43 H57 1991
The Physical Object
Paginationx, 314 p. ;
Number of Pages314
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL1566396M
ISBN 100874515351, 0874515661
LC Control Number91050367

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