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English literature of the great war revisited proceedings of the Symposium on the British Literature of the First World War, University of Picardy, 1986 by Symposium on the British Literature of the First World War (1986 UniversitГ© de Picardie)

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Published by Presses de l"Ufr Clerc Universite in Picardie .
Written in English


  • World War, 1914-1918 -- Literature and the war -- Congresses,
  • War and literature -- Congresses,
  • English literature -- 20th century -- History and criticism -- Congresses

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Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references.

Statementedited by Michel Roucoux.
ContributionsRoucoux, Michel
LC ClassificationsPR478W65 S95 1986
The Physical Object
Pagination192 p.
Number of Pages192
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL19944890M

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